Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason (2004)

Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason

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


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

Rating: R (for language and some sexual content)
Genre: Drama , Romance , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Davies , Richard Curtis , Adam Brooks , Helen Fielding
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 22, 2005
Box Office: $40.2M
Runtime:
Miramax Films - Official Site

Cast


as Bridget Jones

as Mark Darcy

as Daniel Cleaver

as Uncle Geoffrey

as Una Alconbury

as Admiral Darcy

as Richard Finch

as Production Assistant

as Cameraman in Aircraf...

as Cameraman in Field

as Girl in Rome

as Giles Benwick

as Scary Corset Lady

as Hairdresser

as Quizmaster

as Toastmaster

as Commentator

as Chemist

as Chemist Customer

as Chemist Customer

as Chemist Customer

as Homeless Man

as Clive - Man on Plane

as Thai Prostitute

as Thai Police Woman

as Thai Jail Guard

as Thai Jail Girl

as Thai Jail Girl

as Director in Gallery

as Journalist

as Journalist

as Taxi Driver

as Very Old Man

as Mr. Santiago

as Mr. Hernandez

as Miss Gallagher

as Mrs. Darcy

as Receptionist

as Mexican Ambassador

as Charlie Parker-Knowl...

as Man in Corridor
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Critic Reviews for Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason

All Critics (161) | Top Critics (40)

A sequel that should have been buried six feet under.

Full Review… | November 18, 2004
New York Observer
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

Audience Reviews for Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason

½

While in the first movie Bridget Jones was an adorable character, here she is a neurotic, irritating and selfish caricature that gets herself in only stupid, artificial situations, and even worse than the fact that this film seems like an unfocused collage of sketches is that it is not funny at all.

blacksheepboy
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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.

kiriyamakazou
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.

thmtsang
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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