This story picks up four weeks after the first movie, and already Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). 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
(at around 58 mins) The poem Daniel Cleaver quotes to Bridget Jones on the boat while in Thailand is a translation of the famous "Phra Aphai Manee", a famous epic poem about a hero and Prince, who, among other things, woos and marries many Princesses. The part he quotes is when Phra Aphai Manee woos his head wife, Suwan Malee. See more »
(at around 1h 29 mins) 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 »
As a matter of fact, I have a question to ask you.
Okay. As long as it's not, "Will you marry me?"
[chuckles. Mark looks devastated]
Oh, God... It *is* "Will you marry me?"
Well, I'm not going to say it now.
No, no, no! Just wait!
[runs back to the door]
The moment's gone, Bridget.
We've just come out into the corridor and you say, "I've got a question to ask you" and then I don't say *anything*!
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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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