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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>

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It's Monday morning, Bridget has woken up with a headache, a hangover and her boss. 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 USA:

$10,733,933, 15 April 2001

Gross USA:

$71,543,427

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$281,929,795
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The 'Bridget Jones' series would eventually become the first movie trilogy directed exclusively by female directors as well as the first and only romantic comedy trilogy of the new millennium. See more »

Goofs

After the fight, Mark swings his jacket over his shoulder and the sleeves are inside out. Seconds later they are through the right way. See more »

Quotes

Bridget: [to carolers] Bugger off.
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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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Featured in The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) 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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One of the most charming romantic comedies in a while
14 April 2001 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

Bridget Jones's Diary actually gave some laughs, and for that alone gives this film reccomendation, since so few romantic comedies now adays (outside of the classic Woody Allen flick) deliver laughs WITH corny plot twists.

Renee Zellwegger is as charming as she was in Jerry Maguire and Nurse Betty (though Nurse Betty has her best work) as a British woman who has some low self esteem about herself- she drinks, smokes, and eats too much, and has trouble staying away from bad boyfriends. In the movie, it focuses on her relationships with Colin Firfth, a honest British lawyer, and Hugh Grant who is a coniving yet charming scoundrel.

Some of the movie might be a tad too over-conventional for some tastes (at times it was for me), but the film delivers enough surprises and good feelings (lame for me to say that isn't it) that it should make for a good date movie that the guy might not hate with all his being. A-


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