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Bridget Jones's Diary

Warning: Adopting Bridget's lifestyle could seriously damage your health. 

Year: 2001 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC 15 Cert – Not suitable for under 15s 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Sharon Maguire 
Starring: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant  
An image from Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is 32 and determined to take control of her life, filling a diary with lists of aspirations and weight goals. She stumbles through a series of painfully familiar events – turning up to a party in the wrong outfit, waxing, being mocked at work and ogled by her boss (Hugh Grant), overhearing the attractive Mark Darcy (played, of course, by Colin Firth) criticising her looks – with a delightfully chaotic energy, chasing happiness without any idea of what she actually wants. Bridget Jones’s Diary is a mainstream movie about a woman, based on a book by a woman, adapted by a woman, and directed by a woman. Is it a feminist manifesto? The jury’s still out. But it’s a gloriously messy depiction of the absurdity of society’s expectations, with a protagonist seen through empathetic eyes – and most importantly, there’s no scene where a man takes her glasses off and reveals she was really hot all along. It’s one of the all-time great British comedies, full of humour and heart

Liv Lancastle

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Screenings of this film:

2001/2002 Autumn Term (35mm)
2001/2002 Autumn Term (35mm)
2001/2002 Autumn Term (35mm)
2001/2002 Autumn Term (35mm)
2023/2024 Autumn Term (35mm)