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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bridget Jones
... Bridget's Mum
... Una Alconbury
... Uncle Geoffrey
... Bridget's Dad
... Mark Darcy
Charmian May ... Mrs. Darcy
... Daniel Cleaver
... Mr. Fitzherbert
Felicity Montagu ... Perpetua
... Jude
... Shazza
... Tom
Charlie Caine ... Handsome Stranger
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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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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Rated R for language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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13 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El diario de Bridget Jones  »

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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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Trivia

The publishing house where Bridget works is called "Pemberley Press". In "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, Pemberley is Mr Darcy's estate. See more »

Goofs

When Bridget stumbles off the exercise bike, a reflection of the boom operator and his boom mic is visible in the mirror. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Smith & Jones Sketchbook: Episode #1.4 (2006) See more »

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Me and Mrs. Jones
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Gamble), Leon Huff (as Huff) and Cary Gilbert (as Gilbert)
Performed by The Dramatics
Courtesy of Universal-MCA Music (UK) Limited
Licensed by kind permission from The Film & TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group
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My favorite Romantic Comedy
1 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film I only discovered fairly recently, and just absolutely fell in love with it. It sure seemed familiar and lo and behold then I read about the Pride and Prejudice connection and then it all made complete sense.

This is such a charming, lovely homage to Pride and Prejudice. The three lead characters are just perfect. It is funny, sweet at times, sad at others, and just wonderfully sexy and v. romantic (especially the last 1/4th of it).

Renee is so extraordinary as Bridget Jones, who would have ever thought she could play so believable a modern Brit woman so well. Her accent seems flawless to me. Hugh Grant is hilarious and a charming Lothario throughout. But Colin Firth is who really sold me on this film. His ability to play a guy that you start out not liking but drooling over by the end of the movie is sublime.

I am a big fan of the less is more style of acting that Mr. Firth puts forth in this film...much of his performance is in his eyes and his facial expressions. While Daniel (Mr. Grant's character) chatters on and on and tries to charm with his wit and words, Mark Darcy (Mr. Firth's character) just has a strong and rather silent presence along with an integrity of character that is revealed and he wins us over (as well as Bridget).

This movie has a lot going on outside of the wonderful romance as well. Contemporary events, gender inequities, social differences, work place decorum, fashion, self-image, sex, family, and friendship all come under the scrutiny of Bridget Jones and her diary.

This is a very good adaptation of a beloved novel. The tone, scene selection, dialogue and characters capture the essence of what fans of the book love about it. I cannot imagine it any better cast or written.


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