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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)

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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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The perfect boyfriend. The perfect life. What could posssibly go wrong? 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:

$652,772 (Japan) (18 March 2005)

Gross:

$4,258,523 (Japan) (15 April 2005)
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The poem Daniel quotes to Bridget on the boat while in Thailand is a translation of the famous "Phra Aphai Manee", a famous epic poem about a hero/ prince who, among other things, wooes and marries many princesses. The part he quotes is when Phra Aphai Manee wooes his head wife, Suwan Malee. See more »

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At the Law Council dinner when Bridget goes into the bathroom to correct her makeup, the shot of her drying her face shows that it is clearly a double and not Renee Zelwegger. See more »

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Mark Darcy: [answers the phone] Hello?
Bridget Jones: It's me. Just wondered how you are.
Mark Darcy: I'm fine thanks. Everything alright with you?
Bridget Jones: Fine, though, er, I've just had a rather graphic shag flashback. You do have a genuinely gorgeous bottom.
Mark Darcy: Right, well, thank you. I'm actually with the Mexican Ambassador just at the moment and the Head of Amnesty International and the Under Secretary for Trade and Industry and you're on speakerphone.
Bridget Jones: Oh, right.
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References Absolutely Fabulous (1992) See more »

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Pick Up the Pieces
(Ball/Duncan/Gorrie/McIntosh/McIntyre/Stuart)
Performed by Average White Band
Courtesy of AWB Classics and Atlantic Recording Corp. by arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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recycled gags -- a plot
14 March 2005 | by (China) – See all my reviews

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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