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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, 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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Same Bridget. Brand new diary. 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: L'âge de raison  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,608,816 (UK) (5 November 2004)

Gross:

$4,258,523 (Japan) (15 April 2005)
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The producers originally asked Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) director Sharon Maguire to return for this film, but she told them that she had no interest whatsoever in directing it. Renée Zellweger's personal choice for director was Nigel Cole, but the producers agreed that a woman should direct, and hired Beeban Kidron instead. See more »

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When Bridget rides to Mark Darcy's house in a Mercedes C-Class taxi, when she arrives at the house the car has different alloy wheels to the ones seen in a previous shot of the taxi driving through the streets. Also when it drives off the beginning of the sequence the car has no model badge (such as C180) on the boot lid, in the next shot (it passes a row of taxis) it does. See more »

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Mark Darcy: [Bridget gets out of bed covered in a sheet and begins to fumble around] What on Earth are you doing?
Bridget Jones: Getting dressed.
Mark Darcy: Why're you dancing around in that tent business?
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Bridget Jones: [Bridget's head emerges from the sheet] Really?
Mark Darcy: Absolutely. I think it's high time we had another look.
[Bridget drops the sheet on the floor]
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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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