Sometimes you have to kiss a few frogs before you find your prince—which isn't too traumatizing if the frog is Hugh Grant and your prince is Colin Firth.
Renée Zellweger plays lovable everywoman Bridget Jones, who occasionally overindulges in cigarettes, food, alcohol and spewing words into her diary while on a journey to find true love. Just when she thinks she's found a keeper in her charming boss, Daniel Cleaver (Grant), she catches him with an attractive, younger, thinner woman. As Bridget picks up the pieces, she begins to see a family friend—stuffy human-rights lawyer Mark Darcy (Firth)—in a new light. When Daniel reenters the picture, his rivalry with Mark culminates in a hilariously knock-down, drag-out fight for Bridget's love. In the end, Bridget ends up with the right man—one who loves her exactly as she is, quirks and all.