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Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason (2004)

Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason


Average Rating: 4.7/10
Reviews Counted: 151
Fresh: 41
Rotten: 110

Critics Consensus: Edge of Reason is a predictable continuation to the Bridget Jones story, with too much slapstick and silliness.

Average Rating: 4.7/10
Reviews Counted: 38
Fresh: 10
Rotten: 28

Critics Consensus: Edge of Reason is a predictable continuation to the Bridget Jones story, with too much slapstick and silliness.


Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 407,360


Movie Info

Based on author Helen Fielding's sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason picks up four weeks after the original film left off, with Bridget (Renée Zellweger) emotionally satisfied at long last with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), her barrister boyfriend. Stability in Bridget's life, however, quickly becomes a contradiction in terms. Though Mark is openly supportive of Bridget's eccentricities -- and there are many -- she is nonetheless threatened by Mark's young, nubile … More

R (for language and some sexual content)
Drama , Romance , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By:
Richard Curtis , Adam Brooks , Andrew Davies
In Theaters:
Mar 22, 2005
Box Office:
Miramax Films - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason

All Critics (161) | Top Critics (40) | Fresh (41) | Rotten (110) | DVD (31)

A sequel that should have been buried six feet under.

Full Review… | November 18, 2004
New York Observer
Top Critic

The humiliation of Bridget Jones is done so many times that it's not funny and it's not clever and it's not interesting.

Full Review… | November 15, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

The talented cast give the flabby script some much-needed muscle.

Full Review… | November 12, 2004
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Unfortunately, Zellweger and Firth don't ignite many sparks, and Bridget's neuroses, rather than endearing her to us, can be off-putting.

November 12, 2004
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

So clumsy and crass that it makes you doubt the pleasure of the first movie.

Full Review… | November 12, 2004
Top Critic

It's a pleasing enough romp, and if you're starved for romantic comedy (where have they all gone?) this will ease your hunger pangs.

Full Review… | November 12, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

Repeat of first film lacks charm. Not for kids.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

There's a big empty space where the heart of this movie should be.

Full Review… | January 3, 2007
Film Journal International

Frankly, I feel like a lot of the intangible 'heart' of the first movie is replaced here with an ongoing conversation about sex.

September 8, 2006
Christianity Today

An over the top, ham-fisted replay of the original.

Full Review… | April 13, 2005
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Director Beeban Kidron spends most of her time re-working the original movie's formulas.

April 8, 2005

Es casi imposible negar que se quedó muy por debajo de las expectativas.

Full Review… | February 19, 2005

Se você ouvir alguém dizendo que se identificou com Bridget Jones, meu conselho é: rompa a amizade. Você não vai querer perder seu tempo com alguém assim.

Full Review… | December 2, 2004
Cinema em Cena

A little Bridget unfortunately goes a long way.

Full Review… | November 28, 2004
Mark Reviews Movies

"An unnecessary sequel."

Full Review… | November 24, 2004
Movie Poop Shoot

The filmmakers would have been better served letting its predecessor exist undisturbed in the pop culture lexicon...

Full Review… | November 23, 2004

Bridget is back, but the question is why?

Full Review… | November 22, 2004

The outrageous character Renee Zellweger has crafted is so dynamic and funny she's able to hold the sequel together.

Full Review… | November 22, 2004
Roanoke Times (Virginia)

Instead of laughing with Bridget, The Edge of Reason laughs at her.

Full Review… | November 21, 2004

If Bridget Jones - a character incapable of learning from her mistakes - is a feminist role model, the movement's in for a setback.

November 21, 2004
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

...a desperate and disjointed farcical venture that feels terribly strained. There's no declarative spark or soulful snap to this dull romantic comedy

Full Review… | November 20, 2004
Movie Eye

Oscar winner Jim Broadbent turns up long enough to say, "I wish I was dead."

November 20, 2004
Groucho Reviews

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is not as good as the original - the Thai prison sequence makes certain of that - but it still works.

Full Review… | November 20, 2004
Aisle Seat

Although it is not quite as funny or believable as the first movie, the lovable Ms. Jones just squeaks by on her own (and her returning co-stars') charisma.

Full Review… | November 19, 2004

If this is what happens to Bridget after finding true love, she-and her movie-would have been better off as a single.

Full Review… | November 19, 2004

The latest installment of the life of Bridget Jones is tired and sloppy.

November 19, 2004
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Audience Reviews for Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason

A comedy that is an exact retread of the original. I don't like movies that backtrack. Here we have Bridget Jones suddenly doubting Darcy's fidelity. This leads to misunderstandings, where she is soon, once again, torn between Darcy and Cleaver. The film redoes the same jokes, with funny Christmas sweaters, and another Firth and Grant fight. These are also the funniest moments. At some point the film goes off the rails in such a confusing fashion. Jones ends up arrested because of drug possession and she winds up in a Thai prison. This sounds like some depressing drama, but it's OK, because she teaches the inmates how to have fun with a song and dance number and she also gives them chocolate. If a movie makes a Thai prison look good, I'm pretty sure it fails overall. It also has a climax where they play 3 songs back to back, I assume to sell that ever important soundtrack. A guaranteed hit on Mother's Day I bet.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

Warning spoilers! Second part, she gets her man, ends up in a Thai prison, loses her man, gets him back again. Fave scene - fighting in the fountain. Hilarious! Great cast.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

I love Bridget Jones. As good as the first one, I would even say better. An exceptional sequel. Extremely hilarious! She never fails to impress. Renee Zelwegger plays her perfectly. The skiing scene is my favourite. So funny!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Funnily enough, I have marked this up half a star from my original rating. I remembered this as being a lot worse than it actually was. Oh, it had it's moments, alright, don't get me wrong. The skiing trip and the spell in prison come to mind quite quickly, but it had it's funny moments and the familiarity of the characters help to excuse a lot.
Renee Zellweger, again, does a great job as Bridget, and though a lot of the jokes are rehashed from the first one, they still work. Colin Frith is less stuffy here, as his character seems to have loosened up a little, and Hugh Grant plays the same old sleaze, actually less charismatic here, which I guess was the idea.
Lesser than the first one for sure, but still entertaining enough to waste a few hours.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason Quotes

Bridget Jones:
It is a magic mushroom moment, isn't it?
– Submitted by George P (10 months ago)
Bridget's Dad:
Bridget Jones:
No, no, thanks. I've given up again.
Bridget's Dad:
Shame. I find them very useful. I take great comfort in the fact they might kill me before things get worse.
– Submitted by Sora Z (21 months ago)

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