BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY

Fighting Off Modern Spinsterhood

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Release Date: April 13, 2001

Starring: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth,
Hugh Grant, Honor Blackman, &
Jim Broadbent

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Audience: Teenagers & adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 94 minutes

Distributor:

Director: Sharon Maguire

Executive Producer:

Producer: Tim Bevan, Jonathan Cavendish
& Eric Fellner

Writer: Helen Fielding, Rihcard Curtis
& Andrew Davies

Address Comments To:

Bob & Harvey Weinstein
Co-Chairmen
Miramax Films
8439 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (323) 822-4100
Website: www.miramax.com

Content:

(Ro, Ho, LLL, V, S, N, AA, D, M) Romantic worldview about woman fighting off spinsterhood, plus one of protagonist’s friends is openly homosexual; 42 obscenities, 9 strong profanities & 8 mild profanities; extensive scene where men have big fistfight; implied fornication & adultery assumed when girl’s mother leaves her father for another man, but couple reunites at the end; brief male nudity, nude woman covers herself & woman in underwear; alcohol use & drunkenness; smoking; and, lying.

Summary:

BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY is a romantic comedy starring Renee Zellweger as a 32-year-old professional woman in England fighting off spinsterhood. It is a charming, warm-hearted, funny movie spoiled by plenty of strong foul language and some immoral sexual situations.

Review:

Renee Zellweger plays the title role in the romantic comedy BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY, also starring Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.

Bridget Jones is a 32-year-old professional woman in England fighting off spinsterhood. When she overhears a nasty personal remark from a dour young lawyer named Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), Bridget decides to diet and cut down on her drinking and smoking to snag the man of her dreams. She settles on her publishing boss, Daniel Cleaver, played by Hugh Grant. Bridget also decides to start a diary to chart her progress.

Daniel betrays Bridget with an old girlfriend from America about whom he neglected to tell her, so Bridget seeks solace in the company of her quirky friends. She also publicly chastises Daniel and gets a new job as a rookie television journalist. Unexpectedly, dour Mark turns out to have a warm, inner strength. A chagrined Daniel returns, however, and the two men fight it out for Bridget’s affections.

BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY is a charming, warm-hearted and funny romantic comedy spoiled by plenty of strong foul language and some immoral sexual situations. Also, one of Bridget’s friends is openly homosexual, but this element is not stressed often in the plot.

Renee Zellweger gives a marvelous performance as Bridget in this movie, which is based on the best-selling book by Helen Fielding. Ms. Zellweger breathes life into what is already a sympathetic character. Hugh Grant and Colin Firth also do a bang-up job in their roles as the two love interests. The filmmakers, including director Sharon Maguire, do a great job of making the audience root for Bridget to see past her differences with Mark and find a stable, satisfying relationship. It’s really too bad, therefore, that they thought to include the objectionable portions of Ms. Fielding’s story.

In Brief:

Renee Zellweger plays the title role in the romantic comedy BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY, also starring Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. When Bridget overhears a nasty personal remark from a dour young lawyer named Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), she decides to diet and cut down on her drinking and smoking to snag the man of her dreams. She also starts a diary to chart her progress. Eventually, both her boss, played by Hugh Grant, and the dour Mark are shown fighting for her affections.

Set in England, BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY is a charming, warm-hearted, funny romantic comedy spoiled by plenty of strong foul language and some immoral sexual situations. Also, one of Bridget’s friends is openly homosexual, but this element is not stressed often in the plot. Renee Zellweger gives a marvelous performance as Bridget in this movie, which is based on the best-selling book by Helen Fielding. Ms. Zellweger breathes life into what is already a sympathetic character. Hugh Grant and Colin Firth also do a bang-up job in their roles as the two love interests. It’s really too bad, therefore, that the filmmakers thought to include the objectionable portions of Ms. Fielding’s story