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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  19 November 2004 (USA)
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After finding love, Bridget Jones questions if she really has everything she's dreamed of having.

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The story picks up four weeks after the first film, and already Bridget Jones is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy. Apart from discovering that he's a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, strange contractor, and the worst vacation of her life. Written by lcheala@imdb.com

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Bridget's back! (UK) See more »

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Bridget Jones: L'âge de raison  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$652,772 (Japan) (18 March 2005)

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$4,258,523 (Japan) (15 April 2005)
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All of the characters who appeared in the first Bridget Jones movie Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and who reappeared in this one were played by the same actor or actress with the exception of Mrs. Darcy who was played by Shirley Dixon replacing the late Charmian May who sadly passed away after the release of the first movie and before the making of the second movie commenced. See more »

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In the scene with Bridget, Shazzer, Jude and Tom are smoking, and Jude is holding a book with the title, "What Men Want Today" her cigarette changes from her smoking it from her right hand to it being in her mouth as she holds the book up to Bridget. See more »

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Bridget Jones: I read that you should never go out with someone if you can think of three reasons why you shouldn't.
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Bridget Jones: Yes.
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Bridget Jones: First off, I embarrass you. I can't ski, I can't ride, I can't speak Latin , my legs only come up to here and yes I will always be just a little bit fat. And you, you fold your underpants before you go to bed!
Mark Darcy: No, hang on! That-that can't be a reason.
Bridget Jones: No, it's not a reason! But you're not perfect either! You look down your nose at absolutely everyone ...
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The book was better. The first movie was better.
14 November 2004 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

But, oddly enough, I still liked this version of The Edge of Reason.

It's hard to put my finger on why -- because I'm not quite sure why some of the book's original plot lines were ommitted, and because I thought the Rebecca subplot was gratuitous -- but I did like it.

The first book was not-so-loosely based on Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." The first movie left a lot of that in, and even included a lot of "inside jokes" for those of us who are familiar with that delightful book and the filmed version starring Colin Firth as Fitzwilliam Darcy. "The Edge of Reason" was not-so-loosely based on another Jane Austen novel, "Persuasion," but any overt Austen references are completely wiped out here.

The character of Giles Benwick is based on an Austen character named Benwick who has recently lost his fiancée, but that is the only Austen reference from the book left. It's a shame, too, because I liked that particular subplot in both Austen's "Persuasion" and Fielding's "Edge of Reason."

Given that I've complained about several aspects of this film, I'm still rather surprised that I liked it. Could it be because Bridget is still Everywoman and because Mark Darcy is still the Perfect Man (and probably because he's still played by the ever-dishy Colin Firth)?

Who knows. All I do know is that it was cute, it was funny and it was entertaining. You can't ask for much else.


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