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
In the book, Bridget Jones is obsessed by the actor Colin Firth from the BBC TV series Pride and Prejudice (1995), and even gets to meet him for an interview. This plot-line is omitted from the film, where Firth actually plays her love interest Mark Darcy. They did, however, film the interview scene with Colin dressed in his street clothes, and Renée Zellweger in character. The scene is included in the DVD extras. See more »
Even though the film is set six weeks after the original in 2001, when Bridget and Mark are travelling in Mark's BMW it has a '53' numberplate which were issued between 1st September 2003 and 28th February 2004. See more »
Bridget, will you stop? Stop staring at me while I'm asleep. Now, find something to do.
[Bridget turns away, only to turn back around again to look at Mark]
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Were we supposed to care about any of these characters? Mark Darcy and Bridget were terrible together. They couldn't go even one scene without squabbling and picking at each other. How could the audience believe there could be anything enduring between them? Poor Renee! Gaining 30 pounds just to star in what was one of the most tedious movies I've ever seen. Perhaps the movie could have used the same director and screenwriter that the first one had. I really enjoyed the first BJ movie and was sorely disappointed by the second. I LOVE all the actors in this film, but I found myself embarrassed for them. The first movie was smart, witty, and fresh (screenwriting, please!) This predictable mess imploded under its own weight of countless, irritating apologies and shrill dialogue.
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