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Bridget Jones's Diary It's the now-classic tale of boys (smarmy-sexy Hugh Grant and ding dong! Colin Firth) meet girl (Renee Zellweger, who earned her first Oscar...Bridget Jones's DiaryDrama, Romance, ComedyPT92MR It's the now-classic tale of boys (smarmy-sexy Hugh Grant and ding dong! Colin Firth) meet girl (Renee Zellweger, who earned her first Oscar...2005-04-03Honor BlackmanCrispin Bonham-CarterJim BroadbentJames CallisEmbeth DavidtzShirley HendersonCelia ImrieGemma JonesSally PhillipsHonor Blackman, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Jim Broadbent, James Callis, Embeth Davidtz, Shirley Henderson, Celia Imrie, Gemma Jones, Sally PhillipsMiramax, Universal

Bridget Jones's Diary

Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy; Starring: Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Renee Zellweger, Honor Blackman, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Jim Broadbent, James Callis, Embeth Davidtz, Shirley Henderson, Celia Imrie, Gemma Jones, Sally Phillips; Director: Sharon Maguire; Author: Richard Curtis, Andrew Davies, Helen Fielding; Producer (group): Working Title Films; Release Date Wide: 04/13/2001; Runtime (in minutes): 92; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Miramax, Universal

It’s the now-classic tale of boys (smarmy-sexy Hugh Grant and ding dong! Colin Firth) meet girl (Renee Zellweger, who earned her first Oscar nod as the insecure but irreverent singleton Bridget). What we learned: Fistfights between British men are rare but entertaining, and there’s still hope for smart romantic comedies and the women who love them.

EXTRAS In addition to the same clever director’s commentary, deleted scenes, and behind-the-scenes featurette you already own, there’s a new look at ”The Bridget Phenomenon” — which, like this release itself, is a veiled ad for the upcoming sequel. The utterly worthless ”Portrait of the Makeup Artist” references ”the sophisticated Lara from New York” while mistakenly showing clips of Mark’s partner Natasha. And the dating guide ”The Young and the Mate-less” officially legitimizes online matches: ”There’s something almost old-fashioned and Jane Austen-like,” one expert says, equating e-mailing with letter writing. If only the rest of the edition for this otherwise grade-A movie were as special as that.

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