Jones: The Edge
Directed by: BEEBAN KIDRON
Produced by: TIM BEVAN, ERIC
FELLNER, JONATHAN CAVENDISH
Starring: RENEE ZELLWEGER, HUGH GRANT, COLIN FIRTH
Released by: Universal
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.
But Funny Nonetheless
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.
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.”
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.
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.
to know where Bridget shops for underwear or what
fountain her suitors fought in? Follow
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