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Bridget Jones's Diary

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2001
  • Sharon Maguire
  • 93 mins
  • 15

Summary

Romantic comedy adapted from the bestselling novel by Helen Fielding, starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant. Weight-obsessed 30-something Bridget Jones is busy lamenting her lack of a good man when two come along at once: her flirtatious boss Daniel Cleaver and uptight childhood friend Mark Darcy. Unfortunately, in typical world-of-Bridget style, the two men have met before, and she finds herself thrust from being a wallflower to the centre of a bizarre love triangle.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

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 publishing assistant 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). Richard Curtis contributes a zinger-laden script and Sharon Maguire handles directing duties with aplomb, helped by an ensemble cast of stellar Brits operating at the peak of their powers. The result is daft, dippy and very funny.

Credits

Cast

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Bridget JonesRenée Zellweger
Mark DarcyColin Firth
Daniel CleaverHugh Grant
Bridget's dadJim Broadbent
Bridget's mumGemma Jones
SharonSally Phillips
JudeShirley Henderson
TomJames Callis
NatashaEmbeth Davidtz
Una AlconburyCelia Imrie
Penny Husbands-BosworthHonor Blackman
Uncle GeoffreyJames Faulkner
Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
JulianPatrick Barlow
Richard FinchNeil Pearson
Mr Sit Up BritainPaul Ross

Crew

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DirectorSharon Maguire

Details

Theatrical distributor
UIP
Released on
2001-04-13
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing, sex scenes, nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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