Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary

Sharon Maguire (2001)

93min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Renée Zellweger stars in the first cinematic outing for the 30-something Londoner created by author Helen Fielding. In an Oscar-nominated turn, Zellweger brings wit and warmth to the role of Bridget, the hapless, chardonnay-drinking heroine with "absolutely enormous panties", whose life takes a different turn when she has a flirtation with her boss (Hugh Grant), despite the derision of an old family friend (Colin Firth). With a zinger-laden script, Sharon Maguire handling directing duties with aplomb, and an ensemble of stellar Brits operating at the peak of their powers, this romantic comedy is daft, delicious, dippy and very, very funny.

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 Renée Zellweger
Mark Darcy Colin Firth
Daniel Cleaver Hugh Grant
Bridget's dad Jim Broadbent
Bridget's mum Gemma Jones
Sharon Sally Phillips
Jude Shirley Henderson
Tom James Callis
Natasha Embeth Davidtz
Una Alconbury Celia Imrie
Penny Husbands-Bosworth Honor Blackman
Uncle Geoffrey James Faulkner
Salman Rushdie Salman Rushdie
Julian Patrick Barlow
Richard Finch Neil Pearson
Mr Sit Up Britain Paul Ross
Director Sharon Maguire
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes, nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 13 Apr 2001
Comedy Drama