Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

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Critic Consensus: Though there was controversy over the choice of casting, Zellweger's Bridget Jones is a sympathetic, likable, funny character, giving this romantic comedy a lot of charm.


Movie Info

Based on Helen Fielding's hugely popular novel, this romantic comedy follows Bridget (Renee Zellweger), a post-feminist, thirty-something British woman who has a penchant for alcoholic binges, smoking, and an inability to control her weight. While trying to keep these things in check and also deal with her job in publishing, she visits her parents for a Christmas party. They try to set her up with Mark (Colin Firth), the visiting son of one of their neighbors. Snubbed by Mark, she instead falls … More

Rating: R (for language and some strong sexuality)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis, Helen Fielding, Richard Davies
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 9, 2001
Runtime:
Miramax Films - Official Site

Cast


as Bridget Jones

as Daniel Cleaver

as Mark Darcy

as Bridget's Dad

as Bridget's Mom

as Natasha

as Una Alconbury

as Penny Husbands-Boswo...

as Uncle Geoffrey

as Mrs. Darcy

as Mr. Fitzherbert

as Elderly Man

as Richard Finch

as Himself

as Shirley

as Mr. Darcy

as Mr. Ramdas

as Pauline

as Kafir Aghani

as Eleanor Ross Heaney

as Handsome Stranger

as Simon in Marketing

as Elderly Man

as `Kafka' Author

as Receptionist

as Inteviewer No. 1

as The Musicians

as Interviewer No. 2

as Mr. Sit Up Britain

as Stage Manager

as Cameraman

as The Musicians
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Critic Reviews for Bridget Jones's Diary

All Critics (156) | Top Critics (37)

As a film, however, item misses its mark, failing to capitalize on the staccato rhythms and sardonic wit of Bridget's inner life.

Full Review… | April 15, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

It's so aggressive you don't even have to like it; the movie likes itself well enough for the both of you.

Full Review… | April 15, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Ms. Zellweger makes the most of what she's given and manages to triumph time and again over her pratfalls and public rump displays. In a word, she's terrific.

Full Review… | April 27, 2007
New York Observer
Top Critic

This ultra-hyped adaptation of the ultra-successful Helen Fielding novel sends you out with a smile on your face.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A blessed reminder of just how good -- and how pointed -- British comedies can be.

Full Review… | June 25, 2012
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Oh, such fun for older teens!

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Bridget Jones's Diary

½

Zellweger is quite adorable in this heartwarming romantic comedy that compensates for its relative predictability with a lot of charm and heart, and it is also very nice to see how the great songs heard in the film punctuate what happens on screen with a good deal of sensibility.

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Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Excellent adaptation of the Helen Fielding novel. Bridget is unlucky in love, a little overweight, smokes too much and has an embarrassing mother. This is her lucky year - two men but will she chose Mr. Right? I love the fighting scene in the street. Great cast. Funny rom com. You just sympathise with Bridget all the way, singleton in her 30s with smug married couples. Mark Darcy is dreamy. I find it amusing that they picked Colin Firth because he played Mark Darcy in Pride and Prejudice.

thmtsang
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Classic rom-com.

Raajay
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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