Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Reviews
If you have seen the first film of the Bridget Jones franchise then this film delivers basically the same story.
The story of a middle-aged slightly simple singleton, overweight woman in London, Bridget Jones who has an interesting year that includes romantic relationship with an eminent U.K. lawyer, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), a 'mixed' year of television journalism that includes being moved onto a travel show alongside equally sexist, suave, misogynistic Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant).
If you have seen the first film there is no explanation required in describing Cleaver. Let's just say he is the polar opposite to the stiff upper lipped Darcy.
Set pieces include some appallingly funny scenes of Jones making inadvertent mishaps at posh events and on a ski trip to Lech, Austria with Darcy to time in jail in a Thai jail for again inadvertent drug smuggling.
Now my opinion is. Is the viewer a Cleaver or Darcy 'fan'?
Who will save Jones from lengthy prison time teaching awful Madonna songs in a jail cell full of Thai women?
Who will be victorious in a pathetically funny fist fight between Darcy and Cleaver?
As I have already alluded to, easy going comedy, but I hate both Firth and Grant as actors. Both are bumbling Brits who need to lighten up! Easy box office.
This movie was more serious than the first one, but at the same time it was making fun of the seriousness. It didn't really work for me.