Based on novel by Helen Fielding of 1996.
Bridget Jones is a young woman who already passed thirty years and has a disastrous life and finds true love and is very confused, one day, just on New Year’s decided that should change and intends to start a journal and find the love of his life, of the newspaper will be easy but as of love, one day find attracted to her boss and a family friend.
The films has a sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason 2004
Actresses who were considered for the role of Bridget Jones were Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Emily Watson, Rachel Weisz and Cameron Diaz. Toni Collette declined the role because she was on Broadway starring in The Wild Party at the time. Kate Winslet was also considered, but the producers decided she was too young. (wikipedia)