Dating is hard as it is. With the constant pressure from parents to bring a handsome, successful man home for the holidays, the fact that the clock is ticking on those eggs — not to mention it seems everyone around you is either married or pregnant — no wonder us ladies want to pull our hair out.
In Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget decides to finally get her life in order, starting with losing weight, pushing herself at work, finding some respectful men to date, and keeping a diary where she promises to be brutally honest about it all.
Check out the trailer below:
Wondering what the now 40-year-old cast has been up to since? We have the answers!
Renée Zellweger (Bridget Jones)
Following: White Oleander, Chicago, Cold Mountain, Bridget Jone: The Edge of Reason, Cinderella Man, Leatherheads, Miss Potter, Bee Movie, My Own Love Song, The Whole Truth, Same Kind of Different as Me just to name a few.
Fun Fact: Zellweger worked as a cocktail waitress in a strip club while trying to break into Hollywood. I worked as a cocktail waitress for two years! Does that mean I'll get my big break one day?
Colin Firth (Mark Darcy)
Following: What a Girl Wants, Girl With a Pearl Earring, Love Actually, Trauma, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Nanny McPhee, The Last Legion, Mamma Mia!, Dorian Gray, A Single Man, The King's Speech, The Railway Man, Devil's Knot, Magic in the Moonlight, Kingsman: The Secret Service are several among many more.
Fun Fact: Firth has always been a supporter of Survival International, a non-governmental organization that defends the rights of tribal peoples. He claims that his interest in and passion for them has been present in him ever since he was a little kid.
Hugh Grant (Daniel Cleaver)
Following: About a Boy, Love Actually, Bridget Jone: The Edge of Reason, Music and Lyrics, I'm Still here, Cloud Atlas, The Rewrite just to mention a few.
Fun Fact: Grant is somewhat of a jock, as he enjoys playing rugby, soccer (or football as they call it in England) as well as tennis and snooker.
Shirley Henderson (Jude)
Following: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Once Upon a Time in the Midlands, Villa des roses, American Cousins, Fishy, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, The Girl in the Red Dress, Frozen, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Marie Antoinette, Miss Pettigre Lives for a Day, The Nutcracker in 3D, Treasure Island, Anna Karenina, Tale of Tales are a few among many more credits.
Fun Fact: Henderson was actually 35 years old when she first played Moaning Myrtle, a teenaged girl ghost, in the Harry Potters series. She was the oldest person playing a Hogwarts student in the cast.
James Callis (Tom)
Following: Beginner's Luck, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, One Night with the King, Battlestar Galactica: Razor, Reuniting the Rubins, Austenland, Numb3rs, Merlin, Eureka, Arrow, Key and Peele, CSI, The Musketeers, and Gallipoli, just to mention a few.
Fun Fact: Not only is Callis an incredibly trained stage actor, he can also play piano and guitar at a professionally advanced level.
Sally Phillips (Shazza)
Following: Birthday Girl, Mean Machine, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, BoyTown, BoyTown Confidential, The Decoy Bride, Rescue Me, Skins, The Undateables, Parents, Veep, CBeebies Bedtimes Stories, The Supervet, and Death in Paradise, just to name a few.
Fun Fact: Phillips has not only traveled the world, thanks to the fact that her father is a pilot, but she has also obtained a first class degree in Italian from Oxford University. What a smarty pants!
Even though phenomenally respectful catches do exist out in the world, vodka is one of the best boyfriends of all time. Bridget reminds us that you're perfectly fine in life, even if you haven't met the one and you haven't lost that last five pounds.
With vodka and supportive friends who have your back, everything else is just extra.