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Bridget Jones's Diary

(DVD - 2004?)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Bridget Jones's Diary
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This is the chronicle of the misadventures of a London single woman in her early 30s--a goodhearted, overweight, insecure, bumbling, and desperate-to-be-attached Everywoman Bridget Jones--a woman who loves men and loves sex. A true believer in the possibility of romantic fulfillment, on New Year's Day Bridget resolves to lose 20 pounds, cut down on alcohol, cigarettes, and sweets, and find the right man, or indeed, any man. Bridget charts her own progress in her diary, from "tragic spinster" to "wanton sex goddess," with an intrepid spirit, and a delightfully rueful sense of humor.

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Publisher: Burbank, CA. : Miramax Films ; Burbank, CA. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2004?]
ISBN: 0788857428
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE B
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Apr 11, 2013
  • KRockstar10 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

It has Colin Firth and Hugh Grant, so it's difficult to outright dislike. Not the best romantic comedy I've ever seen, but certainly not the worst.

Sep 24, 2012
  • bookpusher rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

My all time favourite romantic comedy!

Aug 16, 2012
  • cruzwsuz rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was a fun movie and very funny!

Mar 19, 2012
  • photogrrlkp rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I love the book, but only liked the movie, primarily because of the greater emphasis put of her romantic relationships instead of her friendships. Jude, Shazz, and Tom are fantastic, hilarious characters in the books, and are sadly more background in the film. Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver totally steals the show; this role is a nice departure from his usual lovable, slightly neurotic, leading man.

Mar 18, 2012
  • mjcuaycong rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Quirky, fun movie. Hadn't seen this in several years but after seeing it again, I decided to buy the DVD. It's a movie that can always bring a smile to your face. Renée Zellweger is adorable in this role as the hapless but always optimistic Bridget. The film captures handsome and talented Colin Firth with some particularly sexy, penetrating gazes. Hugh Grant shows that he can be a humorous cad. Under Special Features, Renée discusses how she prepared for the movie - she moved to the UK several months before the shoot started and took a job in a publishing firm (incognito, of course). She also kept her British accent both on and off-screen such that Hugh Grant didn't realize she was Texan until the "wrap-up party". Pretty impressive dedication to the craft and it pays off.

Great little romantic comedy. Starts and ends with Christmas, but it isn't really a Christmas movie as such. Can't really see the "homage" to Austen: the plot doesn't follow "Pride and Prejudice" at all, although there is some similarity in characters (silly mother, ineffectual father, distant Darcy) and names. (It's more of an homage to the Firth/Ehle TV version, and "Clueless" is much more similar to "Emma" than this is to P&P.) Good lines, well acted, a bit slapstick and crude for my taste, but still worth watching.

Jun 03, 2011
  • royalprincess99 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A delightful British comedy!

Great movie! Funny and romantic.

Jul 04, 2010
  • suevi rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Dysfunctional friends try to help a binge eating/drinking Bridget in her love life. Great characters and a romance to boot.

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Aug 21, 2011
  • SummertimeGirl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 24, 2010
  • Infolass rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Mark Darcy: I don't think you're an idiot at all. I mean, there are elements of the ridiculous about you. Your mother's pretty interesting. And you really are an appallingly bad public speaker. And, um, you tend to let whatever's in your head come out of your mouth without much consideration of the consequences... But the thing is, um, what I'm trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much. Just as you are.

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