'Tis the season for the best holiday drinking films, and our list would not be complete without this British single girl anthem from the early 2000s. You know, when things were predictable. Renee Zellweger looked like Renee Zellweger, and Colin Firth would swoop in every 20 minutes with a new ugly christmas sweater. And of course, no viewing of Bridget Jones would be complete without vodka. Drink to forget 2016, your "it's complicated" relationship status, and whatever the hell "Bridget Jones' Baby" was, with an Absolut vodka shot, included in the ticket price!
At the start of the New Year, 32-year-old Bridget (Renée Zellweger) decides it's time to take control of her life -- and start keeping a diary. Now, the most provocative, erotic and hysterical book on her bedside table is the one she's writing. With a taste for adventure, and an opinion on every subject - from exercise to men to food to sex and everything in between - she's turning the page on a whole new life.
Dir. Sharon Maguire. 2001. 97 min.
*Bunny ears and/or ugly handmade christmas sweaters encouraged.