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Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2004
  • Beeban Kidron
  • 103 mins
  • 15

Summary

Romantic comedy sequel starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. When Bridget discovers her seemingly perfect barrister boyfriend Mark Darcy has unattractive qualities that she'd previously overlooked, she finds herself drawn once again to the dastardly Daniel Cleaver.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

After the huge success of 2001's Bridget Jones's Diary, the makers of this sequel took no risks by deviating from a winning formula. The sequel again opens with gormless but lovable Bridget (Renée Zellweger) arriving for a Christmas family reunion. Except now she is no longer single, having hooked dishy but taciturn lawyer Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). It's not long, however, before they're squabbling over such personal foibles as Mark's habit of folding his boxer shorts before going to bed, so Bridget heads off to Thailand to compile a travel programme with handsome cad Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant). The characterisations are once more excellent, so it's unfortunate that the scriptwriters (including Richard Curtis and the book's author, Helen Fielding) felt it necessary to revisit jokes from the original. However, if you can ignore the many similarities, you may still laugh your socks off.

Credits

Cast

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Bridget JonesRenée Zellweger
Daniel CleaverHugh Grant
Mark DarcyColin Firth
Bridget's dadJim Broadbent
Bridget's mumGemma Jones
RebeccaJacinda Barrett
ShazzerSally Phillips
JudeShirley Henderson
TomJames Callis
MagdaJessica Stevenson
Richard FinchNeil Pearson
QuizmasterIan McNeice
CommentatorWolf Kahler
JedPaul Nicholls
StewardPatrick Baladi
Jeremy PaxmanJeremy Paxman
Taxi driverNeil Dudgeon

Crew

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DirectorBeeban Kidron

Details

Theatrical distributor
UIP
Released on
2004-11-12
Languages
English | German | Thai
Guidance
Swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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