Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Review
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It’s been three years since Renée Zellweger first graced the big screen as the pleasantly plump British singleton, Bridget Jones. And with the release of Bridget Jones’s Diary, the Hollywood rumor mills started churning out stories about the sequel—most of them relating to how many Krispy Kreme donuts poor Renée had to eat to gain all that weight back. The eagerly-anticipated sequel was so eagerly-anticipated that the Hollywood Big-Wigs decided to release it a week earlier than planned. But fans of the first movie—and of the books by Helen Fielding (read the reviews of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason)—wondered if the sequel would be able to live up to the hype…

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason picks up just weeks after Bridget Jones’s Dairy left off. Bridget is happily settled into her glorious coupled life with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). But then Mark starts canceling plans and working late—and spending a little too much time with Rebecca (Jacinda Barrett), a gorgeous associate—and Bridget begins to wonder if her Prince Charming is just another frog after all. Throw in a new job working a little too closely with anything-but-faithful ex, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), who wants Bridget back—and a stint in a Thai women’s prison—and you’ve got yourself another Bridget Jones movie.

The Edge of Reason may be a romantic comedy—but it’s got a little less comedy than you may expect. Sure, there are some pretty hilarious moments, but they’re fewer and farther between. And if you’re a fan of the book by the same name, be warned that the movie is quite different (or so I was informed by my friend, who saw the movie with me). But that doesn’t mean that The Edge of Reason is a bad movie. It’s not quite as good as the first (but hey, it’s a sequel—what did you expect?), but it’s still very Bridget. It’s sweet, it’s funny, it’s got Colin Firth and Hugh Grant, and I’m pretty sure that every woman out there can relate to Bridget’s paranoia and insecurity (admit it—you know exactly how she feels). Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is a great choice for your next girls’ night.

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