• Publication date: June 1, 2010

Loneliness can be funny Looking for Love, And Keeping a Record

�Bridget Jones�s Diary� is a romantic comedy with a twist as the heroine in the movie is overweight, clumsy and chain smokes, making her not only real but also easily a lovable and funny character played excellently by Renee Zellweger.

�Bridget Jones�s Diary� is a romantic comedy with a twist as the heroine in the movie is overweight, clumsy and chain smokes, making her not only real but also easily a lovable and funny character played excellently by Renee Zellweger.

The movie is about a coming of age of a round bottomed British woman attempting to settle down before it�s too late. Bridget Jones works at a publishing house where, daily, she fantasizes about her manager Daniel Cleaver, a known womanizer played by Hugh Grant. Meanwhile, Bridget�s mother introduces her to lawyer Mark Darcy (Colin Firth)� a wealthy man that she hopes will become her son-in-law.

The two are initially disgusted with each other: Darcy thinks Bridget is a ditz and Bridget finds Mark to be abhorrently arrogant. Nevertheless, Mark secretly admires Bridget despite her disinterest in him.

Mark�s situation changes when Daniel cheats on Bridget and she begins to see Mark in a new light. From this point on the two men battle for Jones�s affection while Bridget documents her weight problem, alcohol and tobacco addiction, and search for a true love in her diary. Which man will win her over? Can she overcome her own weaknesses?

Zellweger received wide acclaim for her role as the thirty-something Bridget Jones earning her an Oscar nomination. Critics were initially doubtful that the Texan born and slim-figured Zellweger could transform herself into a believable, round-bottomed and brash British woman.

Their doubts were erased, however, after the determined actress studied with a vocal trainer, gained an extra twenty pounds and moonlighted at a book publisher to morph into character.

The film�s soundtrack features performances by Sheryl Crow, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye. �Bridge Jones�s Diary� was an international success grossing over $281 million worldwide. It is rated R for adult language and sexual content.

Showing on: MBC MAX

Year: 2001

Duration: 97 mins

Genre: Romantic/Comedy

Starring:

Renee Zellweger

Hugh Grant

Colin Firth

Gemma Jones

Directed by: Sharon Maguire