Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
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
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 »
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 »
Bridget, will you stop? Stop staring at me while I'm asleep. Now, find something to do.
[Bridget turns away, only to turn back around again to look at Mark]
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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) See more »
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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