Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason (Widescreen Edition)
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Although neither book nor movie quite live up to the first, fans of the first movie will be well entertained by the second. And I, for one, am immensely glad that at least one horribly painful scene in the book is not even hinted at in the movie: Mr. Darcy keeps most of his dignity intact.
Can you enjoy this movie without seeing the first Diary? Yes, you learn enough of the characters early that this movie can stand on its own. However, I would bet that if you even smile during this one, you will want to rent or buy the first. You'll laugh out loud.
Especially if you love Colin Firth and Hugh Grant, as I do, this sequel is time well spent. I can't spell out why Colin Firth is so attractive, but there it is: he is. He is a much greater presence in this movie than the first--- after all, he (as "Mark Darcy") and Bridget have a real relationship as the movie opens. Of course they ---uhmm--- "mess" it up ("language, Bridget!") with misunderstandings, jealousies, and very funny mishaps.Read more ›
What happens after happily ever after we all wonder when we see the end to any movie and in this one we get the chance to see a piece of what becomes between the buff Bridget and her "perfect" boyfriend Mark-- who folds his underwear before he goes to sleep. In this reality strikes their relationship as Bridget and Mark deal with snobby/single friends, lesbian kisses, Thai prisons, break-ups, family, weekends spent away together, and work-- also a beautiful young secretary with long legs who happens to work with Mark. Of course, as in any squel there is a comeback by Daniel Cleaver who everywhere Bridget turns manages to see his face as he has just landed himself his own television show and is the same as ever-- and still going after Bridget. Can Bridget and Mark manage to survie??? Well I think we all know the answer to that.
Colin Firth is more charming in this as Mark Darcy than he was in the first and of course, Renee does a wonderful job as the buff Brit who never seems to get anything right. Hugh Grant is davishly evil and once again you see that wonderful on-screen rivalry between Hugh and Firth.
This was the film I have been waiting for after seeing the words "the beginning" in Bridget Jone's Diary... and I loved seeing Bridg and Mark together. I found myself swooning after Mark who likes Bridget-- "likes her just the way she is"--wobbly bits included... what girl dosn't want a man like Mark? And Bridget maintains to be the symbol of all woman- slightly overweight and wanting wedding bells to dong.
This is a movie for fans and a must see for any Colin Firth or Hugh Grant fan. All in all rent this one or do what I'm doing and buy this one!
Hugh Grant's character is a sleazy, but fun cad and he plays Daniel allowing us to enjoy him while at the same time showing his appalling self-involvement. However, abandoning Bridget when she's caught at the Thai airport was a stretch and out of character, even for a narcissist. Just because a man's a skirt-chasing, flirtatious louse doesn't mean he needs to be portrayed as an intolerant oaf.
Also, in the first film, Renee was filmed beautifully. Her skin was glowing and even in her granny panties she looked kittenishly sexy. In this film, the director aims certain shots to make every crease in her skin, every fold of flesh and every little wrinkle stand out and frame Bridget as a silly, flabby fatty which, even with the extra pounds, she is not. Why was it necessary to show her in negative situations in the worst negative light?
The movie and the character might have resonated had she not been directed and shown in such a ridiculous manner. As it was, it was dreadful.
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My daughter thought it was wonderful. It had just the right amount of je ne sais quoi, per her.Published 13 hours ago by Vienna Jack
I love this movie and any woman who doesn't must have a perfect life. But this movie always cheer me up because it's romantic and funny.Published 27 days ago by Deena Lincicome
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