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2000s, Comedy - Romantic

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Released 2001 Rating 15 in UK
Director Sharon Maguire Writer/s Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis
Starring Renée Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Celia Imrie, Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Shirley Henderson, Sally Phillips, James Callis, Honor Blackman, Neil Pearson
Source of story A newspaper column then a book by Helen Fielding
Elevator Pitch A thirty something woman working for a publisher in London finds that her love life is on the up as her boss , a serial womaniser, sweeps her off her feet, and an acquaintance an up tight lawyer, also shows an interest in her. She religiously records her thoughts in her diary and mulls over her life with her three friends.
Content A lot of fairly smart dialogue, quite a few mildly embarrassing events as Bridget gets it all wrong. A lot of “will they won’t they” as Mark Darcy and Bridget interact and one pretty explicit sex scene, but blink and you’ll miss it.
A View I’m not sure that this movie has aged well, but it was extremely well received when it came out, and is still watchable. Some of its success is due to the popularity of the book, and most people found it to be a pretty good representation.

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