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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)



Critic Consensus: Bogged down in slapstick and silliness, Edge of Reason is a predictable continuation of the Bridget Jones story.

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Based on author Helen Fielding's sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason picks up four weeks after the original film left off, with Bridget (Renée Zellweger) emotionally satisfied at long last with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), her barrister boyfriend. Stability in Bridget's life, however, quickly becomes a contradiction in terms. Though Mark is openly supportive of Bridget's eccentricities -- and there are many -- she is nonetheless threatened by Mark's young, nubile intern, not to mention irked at finding out that he is, among other less desirable qualities in her eyes, a conservative voter. Complicating issues further is the reentrance of her ex-lover, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), whom Jones, perhaps mistakenly, thought she had finally gotten over. Before long, the situation escalates into another series of embarrassing circumstances for Bridget, who is faced once again with a crippling feeling of self-doubt and has only her diary and friends to combat it. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

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Renée Zellweger
as Bridget Jones
Colin Firth
as Mark Darcy
Hugh Grant
as Daniel Cleaver
James Faulkner
as Uncle Geoffrey
Donald Douglas
as Admiral Darcy
Shirley Dixon
as Mrs. Darcy
Neil Pearson
as Richard Finch
Rosalind Halstead
as Receptionist
Luis Soto
as Mexican Ambassador
Tom Brooke
as Production Assistant
Alex Fixsen
as Cameraman in Aircraft
David Cann
as Cameraman in Field
Alba Fleming Furlan
as Girl in Rome
David Verrey
as Giles Benwick
Flaminia Cinque
as Scary Corset Lady
Trevor Fox
as Hairdresser
Celia Imrie
as Una Alconbury
Ian McNeice
as Quizmaster
Phillip Gardner
as Toastmaster
Wolf Kahler
as Commentator
Lilo Bauer
as Chemist
Hans Flaschberger
as Chemist Customer
Sabina Michael
as Chemist Customer
Paul Humpoletz
as Chemist Customer
Joe Caffrey
as Homeless Man
David Auker
as Clive - Man on Plane
Ting-Ting Hu
as Thai Prostitute
Michelle Lee
as Thai Police Woman
Hon Ping Tang
as Thai Jail Guard
Jason Watkins
as Charlie Parker-Knowles
Melissa Ashworth
as Thai Jail Girl
Pui Fan Lee
as Thai Jail Girl
Oliver Chris
as Director in Gallery
Sam Hazeldine
as Journalist
Amanda Haberland
as Journalist
Neil Dudgeon
as Taxi Driver
Sam Beazley
as Very Old Man
Arturo Venegas
as Mr. Hernandez
Frances Jeater
as Miss Gallagher
Christopher Adamson
as Man in Corridor
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Critic Reviews for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

All Critics (158) | Top Critics (46)

What I can't stand about this film is the way it talks down to its audience.

December 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Repeat of first film lacks charm. Not for kids.

December 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A sequel that should have been buried six feet under.

November 18, 2004
Top Critic

It's testament to Zellweger's likeability and skill that the film is still enjoyable, but it lacks the element of surprise.

November 16, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The humiliation of Bridget Jones is done so many times that it's not funny and it's not clever and it's not interesting.

November 15, 2004

I hope the cast - especially Zellweger who apparently has lost and gained more weight in the last three years than Oprah - was well paid, for artistic merit certainly couldn't have been the criteria for taking this one on.

November 13, 2004 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason


While in the first movie Bridget Jones was an adorable character, here she is a neurotic, irritating and selfish caricature that gets herself in only stupid, artificial situations, and even worse than the fact that this film seems like an unfocused collage of sketches is that it is not funny at all.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

A comedy that is an exact retread of the original. I don't like movies that backtrack. Here we have Bridget Jones suddenly doubting Darcy's fidelity. This leads to misunderstandings, where she is soon, once again, torn between Darcy and Cleaver. The film redoes the same jokes, with funny Christmas sweaters, and another Firth and Grant fight. These are also the funniest moments. At some point the film goes off the rails in such a confusing fashion. Jones ends up arrested because of drug possession and she winds up in a Thai prison. This sounds like some depressing drama, but it's OK, because she teaches the inmates how to have fun with a song and dance number and she also gives them chocolate. If a movie makes a Thai prison look good, I'm pretty sure it fails overall. It also has a climax where they play 3 songs back to back, I assume to sell that ever important soundtrack. A guaranteed hit on Mother's Day I bet.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

Warning spoilers! Second part, she gets her man, ends up in a Thai prison, loses her man, gets him back again. Fave scene - fighting in the fountain. Hilarious! Great cast.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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