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Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason (2004)

Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason (2004)


Renée Zellweger
Hugh Grant
Colin Firth

Directed by Beeban Kidron

After Bridget Jones’s Dairy comes the next one, Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason which was not in anyway as reasonable a movie as the first move was.
It is also based on a book of the same name by Helen Fielding who wrote this book in 1999 as a sequel to Bridget Jones’s Dairy, so the movie production company follow suit.

The movie lacked the flair the first movie had, it was like the director was more interested in making us laugh at the scenario’s Bridget found herself. The extra comedy was not needed, we liked Bridget Jones’s Dairy because of the drama and the comedy was an add on.

The main plot focused on the relationship of Bridget and Mark after the events of Bridget Jones’s Dairy, we encounter a jealous Bridget.
Bridget (Renée Zellweger) in this movie is jealous of Mark’s (Colin firth) new pretty assistant. If this was the only thing this movie had focused on, I wonder how it will have been, I guess much better.
She by some weird alignment of the stars runs into Daniel (Hugh Grant) her ex and they now have to do a travel show together. Will she accept to do the show with Daniel even after her friends told her it was a bad idea? Yes, she did.

The main focus mind you are Bridget and Mark so the introduction of Daniel into the mix could have been done better. Much because when it came to acting it was like his character was forcing his presence to be seen as relevant.
Hugh Grant is not a bad actor, but this time I could not recall when I was more pissed seeing character than ever. In the first movie he was a slick smart villain of a love triangle. Here he was just pathetic.

In continuation, Bridget is expecting Mark to propose, and she did some silly things in the hope of being ready for it. He not proposing and she getting more jealous of his assistant is driving a wedge between them. Daniel on the other hand is there, still trying to be relevant.

How it ends, the separation between Mark and Bridget, she getting locked up and whether they get back together or not is waiting for you when you see this sequel to one of the iconic romantic movies I have seen.

The plot of this sequel is hard to equate to the first movie. Highly predictable and at a point it was like looking forward to see which scenario will be used to end it, since I already knew how it will go.
The movie was very successful in the box office although plagued with negative reviews. A Part three, Bridget Jones’s Baby was done in 2016 and the third party in the relationship between Bridget and Mark is not Daniel, for his character is not in the movie.

The part three was directed by Sharon Maguire who also directed the first movie and it is just as good as the first movie itself.


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