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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.

Director:

Beeban Kidron

Writers:

Helen Fielding (novel), Andrew Davies (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Zellweger ... Bridget Jones
Gemma Jones ... Mum
Jim Broadbent ... Dad
James Faulkner ... Uncle Geoffrey
Celia Imrie ... Una Alconbury
Dominic McHale Dominic McHale ... Bernard
Colin Firth ... Mark Darcy
Donald Douglas ... Admiral Darcy
Shirley Dixon ... Mrs. Darcy
Neil Pearson ... Richard Finch
Rosalind Halstead ... Receptionist
Luis Soto ... Mexican Ambassador
Tom Brooke ... Production Assistant
Hugh Grant ... Daniel Cleaver
Alba Fleming Furlan Alba Fleming Furlan ... Girl in Rome
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The perfect boyfriend. The perfect life. What could posssibly go wrong? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | France | Germany | Ireland | USA

Language:

English | German | Thai

Release Date:

19 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bridget Jones: Al borde de la razón See more »

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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Bridget runs through the rain to Mark Darcy's house, her hair and clothes are soaking as she stands in the porch. From the next shot, she appears dry. Then she is soaking again. Then dry. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Cleaver: [while fighting] You're insane!
Mark Darcy: And you're a disgrace, Cleaver, and you're gonna pay for it!
Daniel Cleaver: Ow, you're pulling my hair! Fuck off, I'm not going in the sodding water!
Mark Darcy: You're going in, Cleaver!
Daniel Cleaver: If I'm going in, you're going in with me, you smug bastard!
[they fall into the fountain]
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Connections

Followed by Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

You're the First, the Last, My Everything
(Radcliffe/Sepe/White)
Performed by Barry White
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Part of the Universal Music Group
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vv Disappointing
29 November 2004 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON (2004) ** Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jacinda Barrett, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent. Zellweger reprises her role as the titular neurotic British journalist in a fairly charmless sequel picking up from her hook-up with the divinely prim Mark Darcy (Firth) and making a shambles of their relationship. The film fails in making its heroine go through one shamelessly awful slapstick induced comedy of errors eliciting very little humor that isn't particularly mean-spirited or ham-fisted no thanks to director Beeban Kidron who seems to relish in demeaning the bachelorette to no end.

And can we PLEASE have a moratorium on using Barry White's 'You're My First, My Last, My Everything' to underscore a character's actions!


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