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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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Beeban Kidron

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Helen Fielding (novel), Andrew Davies (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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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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The perfect boyfriend. The perfect life. What could posssibly go wrong? See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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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

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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

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

Mark Darcy: Bridget, will you stop? Stop staring at me while I'm asleep. Now, find something to do.
Bridget Jones: Sorry.
[Bridget turns away, only to turn back around again to look at Mark]
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Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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We'll Be Together
Written by Sting (as Sumner)
Performed by Sting & Annie Lennox
Courtesy of A&M Records Limtied/Polydor UK Limited
Part of the Universal Music Group
Annie Lennox appears courtesy of BMG UK & Ireland Limited (U.S.A. ONLY)
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recycled gags -- a plot
14 March 2005 | by lumberjackejSee all my reviews

It seems that, now, even romantic comedies have gone the way of cookie-cutter action flicks in their being too formulaic.

Spare yourself watching this movie. The gist is this: the new Bridget Jones is a blubbery, stupid, awkward woman. She goes on various trips and social outings, never failing to fall down, make stupid comments, spill things on people, put her makeup on wrong, etc etc ad nassssseum. Think slapstick comedy. Think the Curly from the 3 stooges, getting bonked on the head for the 212th time. It gets old fast.

In the first movie, I think a lot of girls could sympathize with her flub-ups and awkwardness because Bridget was also witty and intelligent, in spite of her shortcomings. Only this time around she's pretty much just a waste of space.

Oh, by the way, there isn't actually any plot development for the movie. Just endless scenes of Bridget making a fool of herself.

They always say sequels are worse than the original movie, but I've never seen one so much abysmally worse than the first.


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