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Bridget Jones's Diary [Blu-ray]


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  • Format: NTSC
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Alliance Films
  • Release Date: Jan. 18 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (334 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003VD2Q8M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,905 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Actors: Celia Imrie - Gemma Jones - Hugh Grant - James Faulkner - Jim Broadbent - Renee Zellweger. Director: Sharon Maguire. Format: Blu-ray. Runtime: 98 Mins. Language: English. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Rating: PG-13. Genre: Comedy. Subgenre: Drama. Release Year: 2001.

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Featuring a blowzy, winningly inept size-12 heroine, Bridget Jones's Diary is a fetching adaptation of Helen Fielding's runaway bestseller, grittier than Ally McBeal but sweeter than Sex and the City. The normally sylphlike Renée Zellweger (Nurse Betty, Me, Myself and Irene) wolfed pasta to gain poundage to play "singleton" Bridget, a London-based publicist who divides her free time between binge eating in front of the TV, downing Chardonnay with her friends, and updating the diary in which she records her negligible weight fluctuations and romantic misadventures of the year. Things start off badly at Christmas when her mother tries to set her up with seemingly standoffish lawyer Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), whom Bridget accidentally overhears dissing her. Instead she embarks on a disastrous liaison with her raffish boss, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant, infinitely more likeable when he's playing a baddie instead of his patented tongue-tied fops). Eventually, Bridget comes to wonder if she's let her pride prejudice her against the surprisingly attractive Mr. Darcy.
If the plot sounds familiar, that's because Fielding's novel was itself a retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, whose romantic male lead is also named Mr. Darcy. An extra ironic poke in the ribs is added by the casting of Firth, who played Austen's haughty hero in the acclaimed BBC adaptation of Austen's novel. First-time director Sharon Maguire directs with confident comic zest, while Zellweger twinkles charmingly, fearlessly baring her cellulite and pulling off a spot-on English accent. Like Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill (both of which were written by this film's co-screenwriter, Richard Curtis), Bridget Jones's stock-in-trade is a very English self-deprecating sense of humor, a mild suspicion of Americans (especially if they're thin and successful), and a subtly expressed analysis of thirtysomething fears about growing up and becoming a "smug married." The whole is, as Bridget would say, v. good. --Leslie Felperin --This text refers to the DVD edition.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Shannon "Giraffe Days" on Nov. 7 2006
Format: DVD
There are plenty of great reviews for this already, so I'll confine mine to a point some perhaps will think is minor.

This is one of my favourite movies, I've seen it countless times and used to own it back in Australia. I finally purchased a copy, this "collector's edition" which is really just a fancy cardboard cover over the regular disk as far as I'm concerned, and watched it last night.

I shouldn't have been surprised at the few edits I spotted, yet I was, and disappointed. The minor ones were that a few words had been changed, which seemed a bit patronising, "dumbed-down" even - the first reference to a gherkin (in her voice-over as she arrives at her parent's house) has been changed to "pickle", and later "eaten by Alsatians" has been changed to "eaten by dogs" (for anyone who doesn't know, "Alsatian" is the other name for a German Shepard - one name is considered politically incorrect, I forget which one). Considering all the other "Brittishisms" in the movie, I don't see the point of changing these two words.

That I could easily forgive, if it weren't for the change to the end credits. The orginal has some mini-interviews sprinkled throughout the credits that are absolutely hilarious, including one with Darcy's parents in which his dad says he likes a girl with a big bum that you can "rest your pint on" and "park your bike between" (ok, I get that that might offend some people, but I think what characters in, say, Hollywood action movies say is worse, and often more offensive), and another in which Daniel, in a bar, says how happy he is for Bridget and it's ok cause he's met someone too, though he can't get her name right and she is in fact a transvestite (it was his fear, as expressed earlier in the movie, that he end up lonely in a bar).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By V. Buttino TOP 500 REVIEWER on Feb. 15 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Let me begin by saying that I do NOT like chick flicks. This is the ONLY girly movie I have ever liked in my life! I am a huge fan of British movies and British actors in general, so that's why I decided to see this movie in the first place. I remember watching it when it was first released but I hadn't seen it since then (until last night). On a whim, I borrowed the DVD from my local library a couple days ago and I am SO glad I did because I laughed just as hard the second time around.

The characters are real and relatable and the storyline is classic (Pride & Prejudice). Perhaps the best fight scene I've ever seen in a movie takes place in this one when Mark and Daniel scrap outside (and inside) the Greek restaurant, across the street from Jones's house. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time!

Hugh Grant is at his caddish best and Colin Firth plays Darcy to a tee (as he did so well in the TV production of Pride & Prejudice in 1995). A casual viewer would never guess that Renee is NOT a Brit - she pulls the role off really well and should be congratulated for doing so. If you're in the mood for a good laugh and some naughty behaviour, you've GOT to see Bridget Jones's Diary!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 18 2004
Format: DVD
Bridget Jones has seemed to touch a chord with many people today, who seem to find in her a kind of Everywoman. In the film version of the Helen Fielding book, however, it's a bit hard to see what we're supposed to champion in Bridget at first other than that she's a few pounds overweight (although nothing terribly unsightly) and constantly self-doubting. She's not even very intelligent, as was her direct forebear, Elizabeth Bennett in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE... or is that indeed part of Bridget's appeal that she indeed *isn't* very bright?
Despite the fact that Renee Zellweger hardly porked out for the part, despite the massive PR to the contrary (by normal people's standards, you'd hardly know Bridget was supposed to be overweight if the characters didn't keep telling you she was, and if the director didn't occasionally show her skimpy underwear in extreme closeup, practically with a fish's-eye lens), she still wins you over almost entirely. And the script has some wonderful laugh-out-loud moments. Hugh Grant is very good as her caddish stud of a boss, and Colin Firth gets to play Mr. Darcy (literally) all over again. Gemma Jones and Jim Broadbent are also quite sweet as Bridget's confused parents. The only truly weak part of the script, other than Bridget's initial blandness as a heroine, are her cardboard friends, who seem to exist only to be supportive of Bridget and to invite her on wacky debaucheries. They must vanish into a puff of smoke--whoosh!--whenever they step out her door.
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By Minmaster on Dec 5 2004
Format: DVD
OK, first things first...Loved the book(s) and loved the movie...Though its premise was loosely based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the new "contemporary" twist doesn't stray off from the story itself. The character of Bridget(played by Renee Zellwegger) was so embraced by all 30+somethings still looking for that "MR.DARCY" or better yet in the form of the true Mr. Darcy played by the wonderous Colin Firth. She is, in this movie, Elizabeth, searching for the ONE. And in doing so, is witted away by, in some sorts Wickham or Daniel Cleaver played by the ever-so surprising Hugh Grant. The surprise chemistry between all 3 main characters are proven throughout every situation. (Spoiler :And the fight scene between Colin Firth and Hugh Grant alone will make up for any faults in this movie :) ). The single, lonely, spinster; the aloof, repressed lawyer; and the bachelor of bachelors all wanting and looking, for the same thing. The message at the end just tells us that no matter what we try to be or look like or act like, "TRUE LOVE" will take you ......just as you are!!!!
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