Bridget Jones's Diary

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Bridget Jones's Diary ★★★ 2001 (R)

So you've got this petite, sunny-faced Texan playing a “singleton” Brit who drinks and smokes and consumes too many calories and has man trouble and is the beloved heroine of Helen Fielding's novel. No wonder the English got a little upset—not, as it turns out, for any good reason since Zellweger is fab as Bridget tries to take control of her chaotic life. Of course having a romp with your caddish, clever boss Daniel Cleaver (Grant) and ignoring the handsome but apparently stuffy Mark Darcy (Firth) isn't a good start but Bridget—bless her—does try. The movie is truncated (to the detriment of Bridget's friendships) but it still works. 115m/C VHS, DVD . Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Embeth Davidtz, Shirley Henderson, James Callis, Sally Phillips, Lisa Barbuscia; D: Sharon Maguire; W: Richard Curtis, Andrew Davies, Helen Fielding; C: Stuart Dryburgh; M: Patrick Doyle.

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