Bridget Jones is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.

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Sharon Maguire

Writers:

Helen Fielding (novel), Helen Fielding (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Zellweger ... Bridget Jones
Gemma Jones ... Bridget's Mum
Celia Imrie ... Una Alconbury
James Faulkner ... Uncle Geoffrey
Jim Broadbent ... Bridget's Dad
Colin Firth ... Mark Darcy
Charmian May ... Mrs. Darcy
Hugh Grant ... Daniel Cleaver
Paul Brooke ... Mr. Fitzherbert
Felicity Montagu ... Perpetua
Shirley Henderson ... Jude
Sally Phillips ... Shazza
James Callis ... Tom
Charlie Caine Charlie Caine ... Handsome Stranger
Gareth Marks Gareth Marks ... Simon in Marketing
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Storyline

Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance into whom Bridget cannot seem to stop running or help finding quietly attractive. Written by Anuja Varghese <anujav@excite.com>

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This Year's Resolutions: Stop smoking. Stop drinking. Find inner poise. Go to the gym three times a week. Don't flirt with the boss. Reduce thighs. Learn to love thighs. Forget about thighs. Stop making lists. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Renée Zellweger worked on her accent with Barbara Berkery, who had helped Gwyneth Paltrow for Shakespeare in Love (1998). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 11 mins) During the fight between Mark and David go through the window. In the shots of the glass the writing drastically changes. See more »

Quotes

Lara: [to Daniel, about Bridget] I thought you said she was thin.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we see footage of a home movie taken during a birthday party, which also happens to be the birthday party that both Bridget and Mark are at that is referred to several times during the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

The songs that play over the second half of the end credits are different. In the UK the first Robbie Williams song is followed by Dina Carroll singing "Someone Like You", and then Williams again, singing "Not Of This Earth". The US version replaces Carroll with Shelby Lynne singing "Killin' Kind", then concludes with the same Williams track. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Romantic Comedies of All Time (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Without You
Written by Pete Ham (as Ham) and Tom Evans (as Evans)
Performed by Renée Zellweger
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Please tell me I'm not the only one...
10 June 2001 | by The_Movie_CatSee all my reviews

Generally okay-ish romantic comedy that skirts with frightening regularity between likeable wit and soundtrack-flogging luvvie smugdum.

Chances are the laboured Brit comedy and signposting of gags will wear you down before the end, OTT plot contrivances and self-conscious dialogue stifling the charm of the piece. It's not bad, but the self-satisfied performances and embarrassing escapades make you want to leave the cinema rather than egg Bridget on for all her social faux pas.

Despite Zellwegger's Texan origins (Her accent is pretty good, and, despite the bitching she did about it, she looks a lot sexier at ten stone) you can practically taste the phrase "darrrrrrrrling, you were wonderful" all the way through this one. All the prerequisite Richard Curtis elements are there: the wacky friend with the squeaky voice, the token promiscuous homosexual and the posh friend that says "f***" a lot. I don't know who it was that decided posh people swearing was funny, but whoever it was they should stop it.

Being in the company of such people for 100 minutes is acceptable, but would you really want to know any of them in real life? Not f****** likely, old bean! 5/10.


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Language:

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Release Date:

13 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bridget Jones's Diary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,733,933, 15 April 2001

Gross USA:

$71,543,427

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$281,931,601
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