Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

DVD Reviews | May 4th, 2005

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Starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant
Written By: Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis, Adam Brooks
Directed By: Beeban Kidron
Studio: Universal
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The sequel to 2001’s hit Bridget Jones’ Diary contains many of the familiar themes from its predecessor, but is still fresh enough to make for entertaining viewing.

The movie takes place several weeks after the end of the original movie. Jones is happily settling into the whole “dating Mark Darcy” routine. However, there are twinges of discontent, made all the more worse as she cannot seem to do anything right, especially as she shows her more liberal political views around Darcy’s rich sophisticated conservative peers. Throw in a good mix of jealousy as to whether or not Darcy’s long-legged intern is wrapping those legs around him or not, and a dash of Daniel Cleaver to spice it up, and you’ve got the makings of an interesting hour and a half.

The acting was exactly as what one might expect. Zellweger gave another performance nearly identical to her portrayal in the first movie. If you enjoyed the acting in the first, you will like the second just as much. Hugh Grant seemed to positively relish playing the womanizing Cleaver, even moreso than he did in the first film, and it made his performance extremely enjoyable.

The DVD includes deleted scenes, several featurettes, and a commentary with director Kidron. The deleted scenes were so-so, the featurettes were as interesting (or not) as any average featurettes are. Unfortunately, I never got the time to go over the director’s commentary, so I can’t speak to how good that may be.

Overall, though, I would recommend the disc for people who enjoyed the first movie.

An alternate beginning and more of Bridget’s comic mishap’s in never before seen deleted scenes!
Who do you fancy? Mark or Daniel? Find out in the “Who’s Your Man?” Quiz.
What happens when a big lawyer and a big liar face-off for Bridget’s affections? A comic look inside “The Big Fight” reveals all!
Mark and Bridget forever? Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth discuss the ups, downs and wobbly bits of their relationship!
A hilarious interview from serious journalist Bridget Jones and actor Colin Firth

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1

Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)


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Rating: R
Running Time: 108 minutes
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