Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones's Diary

DVD - 2004
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In her mid-thirties, still single and still being set up with dates by her mom, Bridget decides she needs to make a change in her life. She falls for her boss who uses her and then dumps her. In the meantime, Bridget keeps running into the divorced guy her mom tried to set her up with, and he happens to be ex-friends with her boss. She uses her diary as a confessional and she begins to wonder if she will ever find true love.
Publisher: [United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2004]
Edition: Collector's ed
ISBN: 9780788857423
0788857428
Branch Call Number: DVD BRIDGET
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Renee Zellweger + Colin Firth + Hugh Grant + London + Jane Austen + eccentric friends = this 2001 romcom about being yourself.

Directed by Sharon Maguire, this romcom is based on a book written by her friend, Helen Fielding. Maguire began her directing career by working on BBC's "The Late Show."

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ArapahoeSarah Jan 09, 2020

One of my favorite romantic comedies! The film is very funny and the cast was perfectly chosen.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Bridget Jones's Diary begins and ends on New Years. What did we learn? Do you.


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lukasevansherman
Feb 15, 2020

So now we have to refer to Renee Zellweger as two-time Oscar winner. She's decent, if squinty here, but I'm not sure why they didn't cast a Brit. The movie also could've used more shagging. Hugh Grant became much more interesting when he started playing jerks. The humor around workplace sexual harassment and flirting is a bit cringe-y. And man there's a lot of smoking. Definitely a relic of the early 00s. Followed by 2 sequels. Based on the book by Helen Fielding. Oh, look for the Salman Rushdie cameo!

ArapahoeSarah Jan 09, 2020

One of my favorite romantic comedies! The film is very funny and the cast was perfectly chosen.

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lReaderl
Dec 23, 2018

Pretty good comedic movie, can be pretty relatable and overly-dramatic. Recommend for a few laughs.

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elizabeth88_1
Jun 08, 2017

Who says an American from Texas can't play a Brit? Renee proves that they can!

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dprodrig
Apr 19, 2017

Still is funny and fun to watch after all this time. Surprise was that my kids loved it! (10 and 13 yo boys).

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Matinee
Mar 27, 2017

Bridget Jones's Diary is a light and fun romantic comedy. The cast is very good. This first movie is better than its sequels, but those are okay, too. Bridget Jones's Diary is rated R for language and some strong sexuality.

MCPL101 Jan 23, 2017

Fun, romantic comedy. As always, the book has more depth, but a nice adaptation. Lead actors all turn in excellent performances.

JCLStefanieE Dec 03, 2016

One of my favorite movies to watch around the holidays. Hilarious, romantic, and just plain lovely.

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jescar82
Feb 26, 2014

Great movie, loved it.

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Athena48
Dec 31, 2013

Love this movie! Fun take on life as single women with great leads in all roles.

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Grecoel
Apr 13, 2017

Mark Darcy: Mother, I do not need a blind date. Particularly not with some verbally incontinent spinster who drinks like a fish, smokes like a chimney, and dresses like her mother.

Laura_X Feb 05, 2016

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.

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Ciresica
Oct 09, 2011

I've been going crazy. I can't stop thinking about you, and thinking about what an idiot I've been. Christ, is that blue soup?

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Ciresica
Oct 09, 2011

Bridget: Wait a minute; nice boys don't kiss like that.
Mark Darcy: Oh, yes, they f*ing do.

Infolass Jul 24, 2010

Mark Darcy: I don't think you're an idiot at all. I mean, there are elements of the ridiculous about you. Your mother's pretty interesting. And you really are an appallingly bad public speaker. And, um, you tend to let whatever's in your head come out of your mouth without much consideration of the consequences... But the thing is, um, what I'm trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much. Just as you are.

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Ciresica
Oct 09, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Ciresica
Oct 09, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Ciresica
Oct 09, 2011

Sexual Content: Rated R

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Ciresica
Oct 09, 2011

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Aug 21, 2011

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Ciresica
Oct 09, 2011

Bridget finds out her boss (and boyfriend) has been cheating on her. She is torn between Daniel and Mark. Both men want her and hate each other... so after hearing many rumours, will she find out the thuth, and, most importantly, who will she choose?

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