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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »



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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 November 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bridget Jones: Al borde de la razón  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$40,203,020 (USA) (14 January 2005)

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Did You Know?


Hugh Grant is just a day older than Colin Firth. See more »


At Bridget's parents' wedding at the end, Mark and Bridget are seen walking through a graveyard. The gravestones are obviously computer generated because when you look closely, Bridget and Mark walk THROUGH one or two of them. See more »


Bridget Jones: [Diary] Oh God, I'm very worried. What if someone says, "Bridget Jones get out of here, you are ridiculous"?
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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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