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27th April 2001
Bridget Jones's Diary cert 12 camera  



Director:
Sharon Maguire
Cast:
Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant
Length:
97 minutes
Release:
13th April 2001
Reviewed by:
Karen Pirie

Karen Pirie

Karen Pirie
Bridget Jones is chick flicktastic

Hugh puts the Grrrr in Grant and Colin Firth smolders in his latest incarnation of Mr Darcy in this hilarious version of Helen Fielding's bestseller.

Renee Zellweger

Women in power

There were obviously plenty of women in the audience at Warners who had had conversations with men talking to their chest instead of their face and women who gone back for 'coffee' with dreamboat only to remember they were wearing pants the size of a small county (Rutland springs to mind).

Bridget Jones - not exactly an icon for 30-something singletons - but one whom millions could relate to with her sorry-for-myself nights in with a bottle and a video and her petty neuroses.

This film sees Bridget hammering and stammering her way through social events. But occasionally she delivers ripper repartee - fabulous put-downs you would have thought of yourself, only 20 minutes too late.

Huge Grant

Huge Grrrrrrat with Renee Zellweger, a "brilliant comic actress"
The other great thing about the film is that it's British. It's so nice to see familiar sites and people who don't look like an airbrushed clotheshorse. It's a shame they had to pick one in Renee Zellweger and fatten her up rather than cast an already medium-sized English woman. Still she is very good, a brilliant comic actress in fact.

And Hugh Grant, or should I say Hugh Grrrrrrrant is also great. What a shame he's been miscast as a posh fop for all these years when he's actually a bit of a stud-muffin.


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