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Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

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A British woman 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

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Helen Fielding (novel), Helen Fielding (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 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 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 who Bridget cannot seem to stop running into or help finding quietly attractive. Written by Anuja Varghese <anujav@excite.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Aloof. Unavailable. Ice queen. - Aloof. Unavailable. Ice queen. - Aloof. Unavailable. Ice queen. - (quite fancy a snog though...) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El diario de Bridget Jones See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,720,292 (United Kingdom), 15 April 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,733,933, 15 April 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$71,543,427

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$281,929,795
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The fight scene between Hugh Grant and Colin Firth wasn't choreographed. It was improvised between the actors. See more »

Goofs

Tom's phone (a Nokia 3210) is in its American, not European, packaging. See more »

Quotes

Mark Darcy: I like you, very much.
Bridget: Ah, apart from the smoking and the drinking, the vulgar mother and... ah, the verbal diarrhea.
Mark Darcy: No, I like you very much. Just as you are.
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Crazy Credits

After "The End" appears, it's crossed out and "The Beginning" added. 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 »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Love Triangles (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Someone Like You
Written by Van Morrison (as Morrison)
Performed by Van Morrison
Courtesy of Exile Productions/Polydor Limited
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Bridget Jones review: By me!
19 January 2006 | by stephen509See all my reviews

i absolutely LOVE this movie. Its had me in tears of laughter. Bridget Jones, arguably the funniest film of 2001, I think you'll agree. This is a film for anyone over the age of 15, but honestly I think seeing as I'm not fifteen myself, everyone will most probably love it. But, I'll give you one piece of advice, DO NOT, and I repeat DO NOT watch it with your parents or grandparents because it will lead to utter embarrassment.The Storyline- It's New Year's Day, hung over and still single, Bridget Jones- a 30-something year old journalist girl from London-decides to start a great new life. And in order to do so, she decides to keep a diary. Of which she rights down everything from her calories gained to her instant messaging with Daniel Cleaver (her boss). She makes new years resolutions such as: to stop smoking; make better use of time; and learn to programme video. It is a film like no other, a masterpiece of great storytelling. As for the genre-it is a Romantic Comedy, which is very equally balanced, which on one hand, makes you feel very sorry for Bridget at times, but on the other will leave you laughing uncontrollably. I mean, come on, how many films have you seen with a great storyline, a love triangle, and that can make you laugh till your ribs hurt? Now I think of it, not many!Characters: Mark Darcy, the love of Bridget's life, and Daniel Cleaver, quite funnily enough, also, the love of Bridget's life are sworn enemies. Mark is a very upper-class sophisticated character. Who is sometimes very up himself. Daniel is the complete opposite; he is a very laid back easy-going character. Jude, Sharon and Tom-Bridget's three best friends which give her some of the worst advice you can think of. But they do try to help, Tom-The main character-Bridget is a working class girl, slightly overweight, or so she thinks. She is infatuated with Daniel before Mark comes along.

Movie Soundtrack-Well, I can't say it has the best choice in music to be honest, but its okay, if you're into the whole complaining of heart-ache scene. But I suppose it goes well with the movie so I can get over that. On the other hand, there are quite a few classics in the movie such as; all by myself and without you.


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