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Running Time:
108 minutes

Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.

Rating Explanation:
for language and some sexual content

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
Not much more than a watered-down version of the first film.

Additional Info:
DVD Features: An alternate beginning and more of Bridget's comic mishaps in never-before-seen deleted scenes; Who do you fancy? Mark or Daniel? Find out in the "Who's Your Man?" quiz; What happens when a big lawyer and a big liar face off for Bridget's affections? A comic look inside "The Big Fight" reveals all; Mark and Bridget Forever? Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth discuss the ups, downs and wobbly bits of their relationship; A hilarious interview from serious journalist Bridget Jones and actor Colin Firth.



Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Basically, the original plot is back again in this sequel, but it feels like a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy. The plot picks up six weeks after the close of the first film with Bridget (Renée Zellweger) in a happy relationship with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth); but not for long. Bridget is wracked with jealousy over Darcy's time away from her, which appears to involve a potential suitor (Jacinda Barrett) and doubt about her physical appearance and mental insecurities. And, it's all made worse by the reappearance of philandering Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant). Unsurprisingly Bridget finds herself trying to ski, trying unsuccesfully to get dressed, and parachuting into a pig sty. But the humanity that we remember in the first film seems to be just a desperate kind of slapstick this time. Although, some of it is genuinely amusing, but the most funnier scenes seem to be not very inventive retreads of the original film. Beeban Kidron directed the movir based on a screenplay by Andrew Davies, Helen Fielding (the book's author), Richard Curtis, and Adam Brooks. But all together they've only come up with a mildly amusing sequel.






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