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Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

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

Director:

Sharon Maguire

Writers:

Helen Fielding (novel), Helen Fielding (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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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For anyone who's ever been set up, stood up or felt up. 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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Trivia

Colin Firth and Hugh Grant are mentioned in the book. The first on "Tuesday 24 October" and the second on "Wednesday 16 August". Colin Firth is a featured character in the book's sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004). While audiences were eager to see Hugh Grant play a character opposite to his usual typecast, it is ironic that original author Helen Fielding described him, in real life, as being more like Daniel Cleaver than any of his "normal" roles. See more »

Goofs

We see Bridget struggling to pull on her granny knickers with nothing else on her lower behalf, but a few scenes later, Daniel pulls up her skirt to reveal them over her tights/pantyhose See more »

Quotes

Mark Darcy: That's not a sand piper, Bridget, it's a snowy plover.
Bridget: Sand pipers, plovers, albatrosses! Do I look like a bloody entomologist?
Mark Darcy: Ornithologist...
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The postscript footage that plays during the first half of the end credits is completely different in the UK and the US. As Robbie Williams sings "Have You Met Miss Jones?", the UK version has the credits run on black on the right half of the screen, while the left half shows comic interviews with various characters from the film about the new relationship between Bridget and Mark, as well as production stills from the film. In the US version, this is entirely replaced with a home movie of Mark Darcy's 8th birthday party, with the young Bridget running naked through his pool, as described earlier in the film. Each country's DVD includes the other country's ending as a deleted scene. See more »


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Someone Like You
Written by Van Morrison (as Morrison)
Performed by Van Morrison
Courtesy of Exile Productions/Polydor Limited
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Horror fan watched this chick flick and enjoyed it
10 August 2019 | by Stevieboy666See all my reviews

I can remember when this came out and a girl that I was dating at the time suggested I watch it. Me?? A die-hard horror geek!! Nah!! Fast forward 18 years and last night me and my girlfriend sat down together and watched it. And it was really good. Granted, I wouldn't have chosen to watch this by myself, but if you're looking for a charming, date movie then look no further. Predictable and basic but it does have a nice plot none the less, and many times we were laughing out loud. Very well acted and produced. I would, however, like to point out that very few Brits speak posh like they do here, and that snow is quite rare in England at Xmas (unless you're on top of a mountain!) Looking forward to seeing the sequel


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | France | USA

Language:

English

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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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