R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Bridget Jones is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.
Director Sharon Maguire was the real-life inspiration for the character of Shazza in the novel. A friend of Helen Fielding's, her name also appears on the acknowledgments page of the book.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.
At the married couple's dinner party, the level of wine in Bridget's glass changes. When she first picks it up it is half full, in the next shot it is full and in the next shot, it is half full again (without her having time to have consumed that much).
The European and Australian version of Bridget Jones's Diary does not contain footage of the birthday party during the credits. Instead, it has interviews with Daniel Cleaver (twice), Mark Darcy's parents, and the boss at 'Sit up Britain'.
The UK version had the word "Careful, you ham-fisted c*nt" re-voiced as "Careful, you ham-fisted cow", to avoid an 18 certificate. However, oddly enough, the original line can clearly be heard on the director's audio commentary track of the UK DVD.
$10,733,933 15 April 2001
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