Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Based on Helen Fielding's hugely popular novel, this romantic comedy follows Bridget (Renee Zellweger), a post-feminist, thirty-something British woman who has a penchant for alcoholic binges, smoking, and an inability to control her… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 9, 2001
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though there was controversy over the choice of casting, Zellweger's Bridget Jones is a sympathetic, likable, funny character, giving this romantic comedy a lot of charm.

Lael Loewenstein
Variety

As a film, however, item misses its mark, failing to capitalize on the staccato rhythms and sardonic wit of Bridget's inner life.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
Time Out

This ultra-hyped adaptation of the ultra-successful Helen Fielding novel sends you out with a smile on your face.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A blessed reminder of just how good -- and how pointed -- British comedies can be.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

It's so aggressive you don't even have to like it; the movie likes itself well enough for the both of you.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

It's Zellweger's unselfishness that sells the movie. How many other young actresses would be willing to let a movie make fun of their fat thighs?

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Oh, such fun for older teens!

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Ms. Zellweger makes the most of what she's given and manages to triumph time and again over her pratfalls and public rump displays. In a word, she's terrific.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Yes, the movie adaptation is just fine, thank you.

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Casting Renee Zellweger as this British icon drew plenty of flak. But she proved impossible to not root for while flashing a sweet smile, bunching her body up in a "right-o, old chap" shoulder shrug and waddle-walking in unflattering panties and girdles.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Candy Rose
Excellent adaptation of the Helen Fielding novel. Bridget is unlucky in love, a little overweight, smokes too much and has an embarrassing mother. This is her… More
Drake Tsui
Watching Grant and Firth charm the hell out of Zellweger is thoroughly entertaining. It's a really fun romedy and although I'm not sure of the… More
Wildaly M
Classic rom-com.
Bethany Murphy
Big fan of Bridget Jones's Diary. A must see! Renee Zellwegger is amazing! One of my all time favourite films!
Luke Baldock
Bridget Jones's Diary looks at the life of a thirty something trying to get her life on track. Of course this means finding a man. Enter the frame two… More
Nicki Marie
My original rating for this was 5 stars, have now downgraded it to 4 after a rewatch. I guess my standards are a little higher these days. For a romantic comedy… More

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