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Bridget Jones: The Edge
of Reason


Genre: Comedy
Rated: R
Directed by
: BEEBAN KIDRON
Produced by: TIM BEVAN, ERIC FELLNER, JONATHAN CAVENDISH
Starring: RENEE ZELLWEGER, HUGH GRANT, COLIN FIRTH
Released by: Universal

In Short: With the help of a good soundtrack we rekindle our romance with the klutzy sweetheart. It's an affair that's predictable, but funny nonetheless.

Dear Diary...
Predictable, But Funny Nonetheless
By Cherie Saunders

Six weeks into her relationship with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), the hapless but lovable calorie-counter Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) is at long last happy. But her contentment is short-lived, as the pleasantly-plump journalist-in-training has now fixed her obsession on trying to keep her boyfriend from straying. Adding to the challenge is her man’s sexy, smart and flirtatious co-worker Rebecca (Jacinda Barrett). Her presence gets under Bridget’s skin, exposing even more of the diary-keeper’s insecurities—if that’s even possible.

Just when Bridget thinks things can’t get any worse, up pops her old boss—and object of desire—Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), the womanizing cad who is looking to rekindle the hot flame sparked in the first film “Bridget Jones’ Diary.”

The sequel proudly sticks to the elements that made the first film such a delight, which could be bad news if you were never a fan. Bridget’s constant fumbling and embarrassments are predictable, but funny nonetheless. A welcome addition to this second installment is the story’s trek outside of London and onto the slopes of the Alps and the steamy heat of Thailand.

Also, a great R&B flavored soundtrack mixes old-school classics with the likes of Mary J. Blige, Joss Stone and a climactic use of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love.” Just when the film seems ready for the credits to roll, prepare yourself for a great blind-sided twist. Based on Helen Fielding’s second novel about the London singleton, “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” will surely satisfy those who fancied the original.

Want to know where Bridget shops for underwear or what fountain her suitors fought in? Follow Bridget all around London with Visit London's Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Movie Map.
 
(Updated: 10/10/07 AK)

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