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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

After finding love, Bridget Jones questions if she really has everything she's dreamed of having.

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Storyline

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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19 November 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bridget Jones: Al borde de la razón  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,608,816 (United Kingdom), 5 November 2004

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,684,055, 14 November 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$40,226,215

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$262,520,724
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Trivia

With a budget of $40 million, this is the most expensive film in the 'Bridget Jones' trilogy. See more »

Goofs

When Mark comes to see Bridget in the Thai prison, her face goes from dirty, to clean, to dirty again. See more »

Quotes

Bridget Jones: Daniel Cleaver is a deceitful, sexist, disgusting specimen of humanity that I wouldn't share a lift with, let alone a job.
Daniel Cleaver: [swings around on his chair, coming into Bridget's view] Oh, come on Jones there must have been something you liked about me.
Bridget Jones: 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?
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Lovin' You
Written by Minnie Riperton (as Riperton) and Rudolph
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Disappointing
2 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

The problem with a sequel is that expectations are high - particularly after a film as successful and engaging as BJ1. I knew already that the new film did not adhere to the second book so I didn't expect to be making comparisons. However, this movie was frankly ridiculous.

My problem with the film in main was that the character of Bridget was over-parodied. She is not supposed to be so much fatter than everyone around her, or as scatty and ungainly as she is portrayed in the film, which makes it harder to believe that there are 2 men and a woman after her.

The first film's success was due to the protagonist being charming and endearing - she made "human" mistakes (for example, the "blue soup") and fell for an unsuitable man who cheated on her. We felt sorry for her but also felt that she was funny and kooky and wanted her to "get her man" in the end. In this new movie she is frankly annoying, and we are almost incredulous that Mark Darcy should want her at all. They have nothing in common, the reason they break up at the beginning is not believable in any way, and the reasons they reunite are just as difficult to comprehend.

I also felt that the characterisations were not as layered as in the first movie, and the stupid lesbian twist didn't seem to make any sense.

It is a shame that they were so close yet so far with this new film, because in a way it negates the success and hilarity of the first one, which was a classic, intelligent portrayal of a 30-something singleton looking for her man. BJ2 is just a badly-made slapstick about a fat, unattractive girl who looks a complete mess and doesn't seem to have any self-awareness whatsoever. Sorry to be so harsh, but with the weight of the various names attached to the film, expectations were high.......


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