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: April 13, 2001
DVD 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

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

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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Charlotte O'Sullivan
Independent (UK)

That Zellweger can make us believe in Bridget's heaving inner world is par for the course -- she's a supremely talented comic actress. That she was willing to risk her own status as sex symbol by looking like an everywoman is really impressive.

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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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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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

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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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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Oh, such fun for older teens!

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Dean King
A decent Rom-com with some very funny scenes, but sooo predictable. Not quite sure about the cult status, but quite enjoyable any how.
Wildaly M
Classic rom-com.
Carlos Magalhães
Zellweger is quite adorable in this heartwarming romantic comedy that compensates for its relative predictability with a lot of charm and heart, and it is also… More
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
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