Bridget Jones's Diary Movie Review Summary

Actors: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) is single, overweight, and keeps a diary of cigarettes smoked, alcohol consumed, and boys she'd like to shag. She is totally into her smooth operator of a boss Daniel (Hugh Grant) but is thrown offguard by her attraction to the boring barrister and family friend Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). Daniel is a dreamboat and sweeps her off her feet with out of town holidays and nights on the town, Mark on the other hand is aloof and somewhat obnoxious. The boys were university buddies and Mark acts incredibly hostile towards Daniel, much to Bridget's curiosity. In the end, both men reveal their true colors and Bridget must choose only one.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

Bridget Jones (Zellweger) has decided she is not going to continue dating loser guys who can't commit. She wants someone who could be a husband. Unfortunately, she happens to be attracted to men who can't commit, and so she falls for her boss. What she doesn't realize is that the guy she's looking for is right under her nose. The two of them just have to learn to see each other for what they really are. As she explores life in relationships, Bridget keeps a diary of her experiences that captures all her emotional ups and downs.
The review of this Movie prepared by Melissa Cookson

This film follows the life and loves of Bridget Jones, an unmarried 30-something who most women can relate to.
The review of this Movie prepared by Megan Westley

Single woman who is unlucky in love, is set up by her mother. This doesn't work out as the man (the son of the mothers friend) talks of his opinion to his mother and Bridget over hears. Later in the movie, Bridget finds a slight romance in the office with her very good-looking boss. Things go well for awhile, until Bridget finds out that he is engaged. You really should see the movie to realise what I am talking about.
The review of this Movie prepared by KeEtY

A busy career woman approaching a "certain age", uncomfortably unmarried Bridget (Zellwger) decides to turn over a new page in her life by channeling her thoughts, opinions and insecurities into a journal that becomes a hiliarious chronicle of her adventures. Soon, the irrepressible Bridget somehow manages to become the centre of attention between a guy who's too good to be true (Grant) and another who's so wrong for her, he could be just right (Firth).
The review of this Movie prepared by Carolynne

Bridget is a professional looking for love she becomes caught between two men and cannot decide who to choose. In the end Hugh Grant(Daniel Cleaver) becomes the enemy and Colin Firth (Mark Darcy) becomes her lover.

The review of this Movie prepared by Rachel Bailey

Excellent movie. Colin Firth plays the role well. The lines from the diary are funny and have the same style as the book. Also, the dinner scene with the three foul-tasting entrees is hilarious; not to mention the fight scene between Darcy (Firth) and Cleaver (Grant). The movie is overall fantastic.
The review of this Movie prepared by Cheryl

A London publisher's publicist, Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is thirty-two, plump, single and determined to change her life. She decides to keep a diary, lose some weight and find that elusive Mr Right. Bridget becomes entangled first with Daniel(Hugh Grant)and then Mark (Colin Firth) before discovering that the two men share a bitter rivalry from the past. In the midst of confusion, crossed wires and too many vodkas, can Bridget make sense of the madness and find true happiness?
The review of this Movie prepared by Tamara

This movie is about the trials and tribulations of British Singleton, Bridget Jones. She has quite a few problems with keeping promises to herself, being a dimwit, developing inner poise, getting on with the wrong man, and finally finding the right man. Bridget is a great woman. If you have read the book and have already developed an appreciation for Bridget you will love the movie.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ashlin

A story about a women trying to find herself and in the mean time to find someone to love. Zellweger plays the eccentric yet endearing Jones who goes looking for that love in all the wrong places. She finally realizes that the man she is supposed to be with has been under her nose all along (and gasp-actually wants to be with her too).
The review of this Movie prepared by Kim Williams

When life hands Bridget Jones lemons, she breaks out the bottle of vodka and makes Electric Lemonade. With British wit, a young woman decides to take her life in her own hands and make things happen even when her not-so-eloquent way of speaking,love of the bottle, a naughty boss, too many cigarettes and a taunting mother seem to get in the way. She comes to realize through her own self motivation and an unexpected beau that she is just fine, just the way she is.
The review of this Movie prepared by Mona Donnelly

Bridget an early 30's (single) gal looking for love in all the wrong places mainly with her boss Daniel (HUGH GRANT). She thinks she's found Mr. Right, only to find out that the one who really loves her and she really loves is the one who was right before her eyes the whole time LOVE IS BLIND YA KNOW!
The review of this Movie prepared by Lisa

A 32-year-old British single woman (the irrepressible and terrific Zellweger) works in a publishing firm and obsesses about her weight, her smoking, and finding a good man. She unwisely gets involved with her boss (played to raffish perfection by Grant) and tries to figure out what to make of her mum's latest choice for a prospective husband, the stiff and cool barrister Mark Darcy (Firth). Very loosely inspired by Jane Austen's _Pride and Prejudice_ (one of the many in-jokes is that Firth played Austen's hero Darcy in a recent BBC production of P&P), "Bridget Jones" is a remarkably conventional story in unconventional clothing, but besides its frothy plot it has plenty of charming fodder for trivia fans; e.g., Bridget's father is played by Jim Broadbent, who is recognizable from everything between "Topsy-Turvy" and "The Avengers" movie (he played "Mother") to "Brazil," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Enchanted April," "The Crying Game," and "Erik the Viking." Bridget's girlish friend Jude, who looks a little like Jennifer Jason Leigh, was the alcoholic soprano in "Topsy-Turvy." Perhaps most obscurely, Honor Blackman -- Steed's partner in the original TV "Avengers" before Mrs. Peel, as well as Pussy Galore in "Goldfinger" -- also turns up in this movie as Penny.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Bridget Jones is a woman looking for love after suffering year after year with being set up on blind dates from her mother. Overall a funny film with some quirky British characters.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brian Oliver

Script Analysis of Bridget Jones's Diary

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   not quite a crook, but doing something bad Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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