Bridget Jones’ Diary – Film Review

Duration: 1 hr 37 mins

Rating: 15

Release Date(UK): 13 April 2001

Genre: Comedy, drama, romance

Director: Sharon Maguire

Cast: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Paul Brooke, Felicity Montagu, Shirley Henderson, Sally Phillips, James Callis…

Description: Bridget is a middle-aged woman with no love life. Her parents are constantly trying to hook her up with someone but it never works. One day Bridget decides to get her act together, she starts keeping a diary and making a plan on how to get a better love life but will things get better for Bridget or will they just get far more complicated?

My Thoughts: So, I’ve been wanting to read the book of this for a long time and the film was on the other day so I recorded it.

After five minutes in I already hated Bridget (Renee Zellweger), she was annoying, slightly idiotic and a really depressing character.

Usually I hate narrative things but surprisingly in this film it actually worked.

I made very few notes which is neither good nor bad it usually just means the film was kind of boring and bland, I was also quite tired when I watched it.

I feel like it was really slow, you were thirty minutes in and nothing much had happened and it was hard to keep being interested and it was just kind of dull.

I didn’t like any of the characters, not a single one of them was likeable. I especially detested Mark (Colin Firth) and Daniel (Hugh Grant); they were both rude, creepy and horrible people and I really feel like the whole film was supposed to be about her finding the right guy and obviously because it was a romantic comedy and these men were the two male leads she had to end up with one of them but both of them were bad, even terrible choices and it really angered me! They were complete idiots! And I hated Bridget even more for liking them!

The entire film was predictable, not a single second of it surprised me, it was just boring and nothing in it was even remotely funny.

I’m really disappointed in this film because I know people rave about both this and the book and I honestly couldn’t find a single thing to rave about!

Not only was it all of the things I’ve said above it was also really depressing and miserable and not a feel good film that you want to watch at Christmas time. The main character was basically a miserable, middle-aged alcoholic that made bad decisions because she was lonely and desperate.

Worst of all about this film the title of it is grammatically incorrect and I refuse to title this review Bridget Jones’s Diary because that is wrong, which is why this post is called Bridget Jones’ Diary – Film Review.

2 and a half/5 stars.

Please leave any thoughts you have of this film in the comments section and if you’ve reviewed the film yourself please feel free to post a link in the comments section, I would love to read it!

Warnings: alcohol, smoking, swearing and sexual scenes feature in this film. For full details click the link to the IMDb parental guide:

Trailer: To see a trailer and read more information on the film and cast click the link:

Other Information: Bridget Jones’ Diary was originally a novel written by Helen Fielding.

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