• Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Bridget Jones's Diary

Release Date: April 13th, 2001

DVD Release Date: October 9th, 2001

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

At the start of the New Year, 32-year-old Bridget (Renée Zellweger) decides it's time to take control of her life -- and start keeping a diary. Now, the most provocative, erotic and hysterical book on her bedside table is the one she's writing. With a taste for adventure, and an opinion on every subject - from exercise to men to food to sex and everything in between - she's turning the page on a whole new life.

Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Embeth Davidtz, Shirley Henderson, Sally Phillips

Director: Sharon Maguire

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Miramax, Universal Pictures, Columbia

Distributors: Universal Pictures, Miramax Films

Keywords: Friend, Witty, Love triangle, Amusing, Transformation, Love, Temptation, Sacrifice, Hilarious, 2000s, England, Office

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A triumph for all involved. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Made against all odds into a funny and charming movie that understands the charm of the original, and preserves it. show more

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The worst part of Ms. Zellweger's plight is that she, along with others in the cast, has fallen victim to a first-time feature director whose vocabulary doesn't seem to include the word "simplicity."

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Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2002)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical