Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
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
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 »
Daniel Cleaver is a deceitful, sexist, disgusting specimen of humanity that I wouldn't share a lift with, let alone a job.
[swings around on his chair, coming into Bridget's view]
Oh, come on Jones there must have been something you liked about me.
You have a nice car. And - quite nice manners, outside the bedroom. But that's about it. And by the way, I know exactly where Germany is. The question is, do you know the location of your arsehole?
[to other colleagues]
As a matter of fact I...
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It seems that, now, even romantic comedies have gone the way of cookie-cutter action flicks in their being too formulaic.
Spare yourself watching this movie. The gist is this: the new Bridget Jones is a blubbery, stupid, awkward woman. She goes on various trips and social outings, never failing to fall down, make stupid comments, spill things on people, put her makeup on wrong, etc etc ad nassssseum. Think slapstick comedy. Think the Curly from the 3 stooges, getting bonked on the head for the 212th time. It gets old fast.
In the first movie, I think a lot of girls could sympathize with her flub-ups and awkwardness because Bridget was also witty and intelligent, in spite of her shortcomings. Only this time around she's pretty much just a waste of space.
Oh, by the way, there isn't actually any plot development for the movie. Just endless scenes of Bridget making a fool of herself.
They always say sequels are worse than the original movie, but I've never seen one so much abysmally worse than the first.
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