A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.
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
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 »
Bridget says at the beginning of the film, which is at Christmastime, that she has "been in a functional relationship with an adult male for six wonderful weeks," but she actually begins to date Mark Darcy the previous Christmas. This means they have been together for approximately one year. See more »
not particularly faithful to the book (but what film ever is) BJD2 is still a great film, with stuff to make you laugh, and stuff to make you cry all rolled into one. The added bonus of the second BJD is of course, the increased screen time of Colin Firth. The close ups of Mark Darcy's face are enough to sell the film on their own. He looks happy/sad/confused/amused/pained all at once, result; a hilarious mix of ridiculousness and good looks all for the price of one.
certain bits have been missed out, which is a shame, as they would have been really funny, and other things have been changed, such as the character of Rebecca. It does lessen the overall affect of the story, but still, as a stand alone film, i'd rate it 10/10.
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