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


Sharon Maguire


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


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 <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Uninhibited. Uncensored. Unmarried. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Inspired by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Colin Firth's Mark Darcy is a variation of his FitzWilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice (1995). See more »


(at around 1h 26 mins) When Mark leans in to kiss Bridget outside her door (as Shazzer, Jude and Tom look on from the car), Mark's head is tilted to his right in shots of Bridget and to his left in shots of him so that neither character is obscured by the others' head. See more »


Daniel Cleaver: Come on Bridget, we belong together - you, me, poor little skirt. If I can't make it with you then I can't make it with anyone.
Bridget: That's not a good enough offer for me.
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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 »


References Brief Encounter (1945) See more »


Have You Met Miss Jones
Written by Richard Rodgers (as Rodgers) and Lorenz Hart (as Hart)
Performed by Robbie Williams
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records, UK Limited
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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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Release Date:

13 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bridget Jones's Diary See more »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,733,933, 15 April 2001

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