Bridget Jones's Diary

MPAA Rating: R

Entertainment: +3

Content: -3 1/2

Thirty-something and single, Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) makes a New Years resolution to take control of her life. In order to mark her progress, she keeps a diary, which ends up recording the most outrageous year of her life. After swearing off chauvinistic and inconsiderate men, Bridget immediately falls for the chief example, her boss Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant). At the same time, her mother tries to set her up with lawyer Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), who grew up in their neighborhood. Unfortunately, Bridget sees Mark in quite a negative light, even though he could be better for her than she thinks. Drawn from Helen Fielding's popular novel and loosely based on Jane Austens classic novel PRIDE & PREJUDICE, the film comes across as fresh and energetic. With plenty of laughs throughout, this looks to be a real crowd pleaser.

In spite of its many laughs, the film is filled with vulgar jokes and crude comments. Offensive dialogue spills out of nearly every character, with the primary offender being Bridgets vulgarity-laden boss. One particularly offensive comment about urination takes the cake. In addition to the constant stream of sexual dialogue, one graphic sex scene briefly shows a nude couple on the floor. Premarital sex is implied a few times and sex outside of marriage appears as acceptable behavior. Crude sexual content and the prominence of foul language make BRIDGET JONESS DIARY better kept under lock and key.

Preview Reviewer: John Adair
Miramax Films (Disney), 375 Greenwich, New York, NY 10013

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (15) times - Mild 1, Moderate 14

Obscene Language: Many (42) times - F-word 32, s-word 6, other 4

Profanity: Many (12) times Regular (GD, G, J, C, JC, OJ, OC, For C sake); Exclamatory 3 (OG)

Violence: Several times Mild and Moderate (woman shot in onscreen movie, woman trips and falls, man punched, mens fight includes head hit with garbage can/ falling through window glass)

Sex: Few times Implied and Graphic (implied twice between unmarried couple seen in bed, brief glimpse of graphic act with rear nudity two people on the floor)

Nudity: Few times (rear nudity in sex scene, thong underwear); Near Nudity Few times (cleavage emphasized, womans bra seen through sheer blouse, woman in skimpy 'bunny' outfit, naked woman sits on bathtub edge - no explicit nudity, woman in underwear)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Many times (man grabs womans rear, man gazes at womans breasts, woman comments about mans genitals, man comments about unconventional sex, crude comment about bodily fluids and unconventional sex, man propositions woman, comments about sexual prowess, eggshell cracker looks like male genitals, comment about sexual position, comments about sexual relationships at the office, woman recounts sexual encounter)

Drugs: Many times (cigarette smoking, alcohol)

Other: Crude comment about urination; woman separates from husband; woman insults Japanese people; premarital sex considered acceptable

Running Time: 95 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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