Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary

Sharon Maguire (2001)

93min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
So well adapted by Richard Curtis that it appeals to both sexes, Bridget Jones is actually far better than the book. There's star Renée Zellweger who, as the 1990s heroine, is far more endearing than the book's Bridget. Then one cannot imagine Helen Fielding ever having the luxury of suitor super duo Hugh Grant and Colin Firth - who both surpass expectations as the novel's Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy respectively. Yes, what we have here is the best in British romantic comedy, well directed by newcomer Sharon Maguire, well acted by an ensemble cast of stellar Brits and very, very funny indeed. Bridget is the chardonnay drinking, sad 30-something with cellulite whose life takes a different turn when she has a flirtation with her boss Daniel, despite the criticisms of friend Mark. Daft, delicious and decidedly dippy, Bridget Jones is quite brilliant.

Summary

A single woman begins a new year with resolutions to find love, quit her bad habits and take a step up the career ladder. Her plans crumble as she tries to deal with her mother's infidelity, get over a passionate fling with her boss and come to terms with her feelings for an uptight lawyer. Romantic comedy based on Helen Fielding's novel, starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.

Cast & Crew

Bridget Jones Renee Zellweger
Daniel Cleaver Hugh Grant
Mark Darcy Colin Firth
Bridget's dad Jim Broadbent
Sharon Sally Phillips
Una Alconbury Celia Imrie
Bridget's mum Gemma Jones
Jude Shirley Henderson
Tom James Callis
Director Sharon Maguire
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes, nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Drama