Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Jacinda Barrett, Shirley Henderson, Sally Phillips, James Callis

Directed by: Beeban Kidron

R. 107 mins

An unnecessary continuation that loses the charm of the first film in it’s silly gags and implausible plotting. Four weeks after the first film left off, we find Bridget and Mark happily dating but soon things begin to get a bit dodgy when she continues to embarrass herself at his work functions and she even suspects that he may be having an affair. Not to mention the fact that the devious Daniel Cleaver has resurfaced in her life. Unfortunately, all of Bridget’s adorable quirks are exploited to the point of annoyance here and her character becomes less endearing as the film drags on. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason brings some laughs thanks to the return of original cast members, but it’s over-the-top storyline robs us of the heartwarming charm found in the previous film – * * 


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