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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bridget Jones
... Mum
... Dad
... Uncle Geoffrey
... Una Alconbury
Dominic McHale ... Bernard
... Mark Darcy
... Admiral Darcy
Shirley Dixon ... Mrs. Darcy
... Richard Finch
... Receptionist
... Mexican Ambassador
... Production Assistant
... Daniel Cleaver
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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Bridget's back! (UK) 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: Al borde de la razón  »

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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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Bridget makes a comment about Mark wearing a wet shirt. Colin Firth made a famous scene playing Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (1995) where he appeared to Elizabeth Bennet in a wet shirt after swimming in a lake. See more »

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During the Law Council quiz, in the final and deciding round, Contemporary Culture; the final question asked by the quiz-master which will decide if Bridget's team table will win or not is "What was the name of Madonna's first UK single?". Bridget is sure the answer is 'Lucky Star' while other team members are unsure and discuss that the answer may be 'Holiday'. Bridget then confidently gives the answer as 'Lucky Star'. Bridget is told she is wrong and her opponent gives the answer "Holiday", the quiz-master confirms this is indeed correct, thereby meaning that Bridget's team loses the quiz. In actual fact, both answers are incorrect. Madonna's first UK single was entitled 'Everybody', released in December 1982. See more »

Quotes

Bridget Jones: You can't do this, I'm English! And an award-winning journalist... Well, maybe not award-winning, but I have been to *lots* of award ceremonies.
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Edited into Bridget Jones 2: T4 Movie Special (2004) See more »

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Everlasting Love
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The book was better. The first movie was better.
14 November 2004 | by 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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