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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 29 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 Charmian May ... Mrs. Darcy
Hugh Grant ... Daniel Cleaver
Paul Brooke ... Mr. Fitzherbert
Felicity Montagu 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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Taglines:

NOW Vote Bridget - A True Party Girl. I Pledge To: - Introduce tax relief for singletons - Make it law that men must call the next day - Cut the price of Chardonnay by 50 pence a litre [During 2001 UK General Election] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Cleaver's character is based on George Wickam from "Pride and prejudice" 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 »

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Mark Darcy: [about Bridget's attempt at caper berry gravy] I have to say, this really is the most incredible shit.
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Seriously. How could you not love Bridget?
18 November 2002 | by Sundance26See all my reviews

This movie... it's fab. Brill. Lovely. Wicked funny. *Add your own British slang here*

The number one reason to see this movie? It's not reindeer jumpers, or the gherkins, or the lots and lots of vodka. It's... Colin Firth. Two simple, yet lovely words. Colin Firth. He loves Bridget just the way she is... and any woman in her right mind would LOVE to hear that, right? It's soooooo sweeeeeeeeeeet!

Hugh Grant plays a good a**hole. (As usual.) His hair is as floppy as ever, and he says lots of bad words. Every jerk's hero! Woot!

Who can't relate to Bridget? I mean, seriously. Who hasn't burned vodka bottles and self-help books in a tin trash can? Who hasn't had two British men fighting over them in the street, with "It's Raining Men" playing perfectly in the background? ("It's a fight! It's a REAL LIVE FIGHT!") Who hasn't dressed up in a Playboy bunny suit and paraded around a stuff British garden party? I mean, c'mon. We've all been there. ... right?

ANYWAYS... this is a good movie! And it's not just a chick flick... it's a chick flick where guys get to see, um... booze, fighting, cleavage and... Bridget's ass while she's sliding down the fireman's pole! And while your girlfriend might not appreciate the staring and drooling, they will find a new respect for you, because they'll think that you like them enough to watch a chick flick with them. (And then when it's over, you can go back to your house and rent Fight Club, and watch it alone with a bowl of popcorn and your pitbull.)

9/10 ^_^ Don't miss it, it's brill. Fab. Lovely. Etc... etc... etc...


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