Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

2006-03-30 12:45


We find Bridget (Renee Zellweger) where we left her at the end of the first movie - blissful and besotted in the arms of gorgeous lawyer Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). Mark is accomplished, supportive and tolerant of (nearly) all of Bridget's tiny jealousies - why wouldn't every woman in London, including Mark's new long-legged, drop-dead, "I-always-say-the-right-thing-at-all-times" intern, want to lure him away from the plumpish, opinionated, sometimes inappropriate Bridget?

With the entry of the leggy threat, Bridget's pink clouds begin to turn grey as her attacks of self-doubt sorely test her relationship with Darcy. And just when it seems that the waters couldn't get any more choppy, Bridget's former boss, womanising heartthrob Daniel Cleaver (Grant), sails into view. Ms. Jones careens from embarrassing situation to romantic misunderstanding, but somehow still manages to muddle through. This long awaited sequel provides a look at the answer to the question, "What happens after the happy ending?"

What the critics are saying:

"It has become harder to see the attraction of Jones: the character has become something of a cartoon. It's testament to Zellweger's likeability and skill that the film is still enjoyable, but it lacks the element of surprise."
- Nev Pierce, BBCi Film

"Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is a jolly movie and I smiled pretty much all the way through, but it doesn't shift into high with a solid thunk the way Bridget Jones' Diary (2001) did."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"There's a flatness in the writing, a slapdash feel to the directing and an over-reliance on what worked the first time."
- Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

Despite the talented cast's best efforts, this sequel is doomed to mediocrity by luke warm writing and the unavoidable staleness of a recycled concept. It will still make you smile though, even though it won't make you laugh like the first one did.

Joy Gwynne-Evans 2004/11/19 7:48 AM
Bridget Jones Fantastic Yes
Bla Bla Black Sheep 2004/11/19 2:45 PM
absolutely bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla & more bla, some hot sheep in this one
skye 2004/11/19 8:13 PM
bridget jones this movie is bloomin brilliant go see it! deffinatly
June 2004/11/25 4:15 PM
Bridget #2 I had to find out what happened in Bridgets life one year on - and I am glad I did - but, I do tend to go with the crits on this one.... It did lack the "meat". It was not as funny, not as full and how much was Darcy going to put up with? I loved the Sky Dive though!
Gayle 2004/11/27 3:05 PM
Bridget Jones - Edge of Reason Um, I seem to disagree with everyone! This one was better than the first one, and had me in tears...generally of laughter, but some of sadness! Poor Bridget! She has a man that adores her, and she sets out to sabotage her relationship! Sounds just like real life! Oh, and watch the fight scene...hysterical! But, yes, the second one was better, more meat, Darcy looking devine and Cleaver as evil as ever! If you want a good laugh, go see this! In fact, take me with you!
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