Bridget Jones: Alex Bailey
October 09, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

Bridget Jones's Diary

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
92 minutes
Wide Release Date
04/13/01
performer
Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Renee Zellweger, Honor Blackman, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Jim Broadbent, James Callis, Embeth Davidtz, Shirley Henderson, Celia Imrie, Gemma Jones, Sally Phillips
director
Sharon Maguire
Producers
Working Title Films
distributor
Miramax, Universal
author
Richard Curtis, Andrew Davies, Helen Fielding
genre
Drama, Romance, Comedy
We gave it a B+

Bridget, the 32-year-old singleton (or ”spinster,” as she’s uncharitably called), drinks too much, smokes too much, eats too much, and can’t find Mr. Right in Bridget Jones’s Diary. Renée Zellweger gamely carries the British accent (and the 20 pounds she gained for the role), embodying the desperate Everywoman-ness of author Helen Fielding’s appealing heroine. It’s no wonder Colin Firth’s unlikely Mr. Right (Mr. Darcy, actually, with a nod to Ms. Austen) and Hugh Grant’s deliciously caddish Mr. Wrong come to blows over her.

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