December 18, 2014

Films

Bridget Jones’s Diary – 2001 | 97 mins | Comedy Romance | Colour

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Plot Synopsis

Bridget Jones's Diary

First time director Sharon Maguire expertly marshals the combined talents of Zellweger, Firth and Grant to faithfully transform Helen Fielding’s literary best-seller into a magic movie. Richard Curtis provides the script, in keeping with his earlier successful romantic comedies Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill.

The 32-year-old ‘singleton’ Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) is a chain-smoking, chocolate-munching, Chardonnay-swigging PR girl who stumbles from one disaster to another in her search of a meaningful relationship. Bridget decides to take control of her life and start keeping a diary to record her futile battle with dieting, unbearable dinner parties, romantic affairs and her relationships with friends. Bridget’s love life is a quandary between the wrong man, her boss, the delightfully sleazy Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), and the reliable yet remote barrister Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). We get to see them have a full-on fight, and the poor girl caught in the unenviable middle of all this is our national heroine Bridget. There’s slapstick aplenty and a gag every three minutes, constantly reminding us of Bridget’s hang-ups, yet the film achieves everything it sets out to do.

Production Team

Sharon Maguire: Director
Paul Cross: Art Direction
Stuart Dryburgh: Cinematography
Rachael Fleming: Costume Design
Lorna McGowan: Makeup Department
Graham Johnston: Makeup Department
Carmel Jackson: Makeup Department
Patrick Doyle: Original Music
Tim Bevan: Producer
Eric Fellner: Producer
Jonathan Cavendish: Producer
Gemma Jackson: Production Design
Andrew Davies: Script
Richard Curtis: Script
John Casali: Sound Dept
David Crozier: Sound Dept
Peter Greaves: Sound Dept

Cast

Renée Zellweger: Bridget Jones
Colin Firth: Mark Darcy
Hugh Grant: Daniel Cleaver
Honor Blackman: Penny
Crispin Bonham-Carter: Greg
Jim Broadbent: Colin Jones



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