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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

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Taglines:

Bridget's back! (UK) 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

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Language:

English | German | Thai

Release Date:

19 November 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,684,055, 14 November 2004

Gross USA:

$40,226,215

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$261,703,979
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Bridget says at the beginning of the film, which is at Christmastime, that she has "been in a functional relationship with an adult male for six wonderful weeks," but she actually begins to date Mark Darcy the previous Christmas. This means they have been together for approximately one year. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Ugly Betty: East Side Story (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Everlasting Love
Written by Buzz Cason (as Cason) and Mac Gayden (as Gayden)
Performed by Jamie Cullum
Courtesy of Universal Classics & Jazz
Part of the Universal Music Group
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Dampener
15 December 2004 | by ajitmahadevanSee all my reviews

Having seen the first version, I was looking forward to a good laugh. However this movie really failed to live up to it. Actually perhaps the movie cannot be blamed for it since the storyline itself is quite ridiculous, There was no reason for the Darcy- Bridget split in the first place. Nor the absurd antics with Hugh Grant (the prostitute was in pretty poor taste). The mid-life crisis which is so refreshing in the first movie sounds boring and repetitive.

Renee Zelwegger, looks haggard and unattractive. Also she seems to be overly neurotic - a trait that begins to grate on the nerves. Darcy is passable. Only Hugh Grant shines - he plays the role of the scoundrel with aplomb.

The only high point of the movie is the reprise of the Firth-Grant fisticuff. It is as ludicrous as the first - perhaps even better.


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