Comedy | Romance
UK | USA
Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Celia Imrie, James Faulkner, Jacinda Barrett, Sally Phillips, Shirley Hendeson, James Callis, Neil Pearson, Donald Douglas, Charmian May
Though Bridget (Renée Zellweger) is happy in the arms of Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), her jealousies get the best of their relationship when she meets Marc's intern (Jacinda Barrett). To make matters even worse, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) comes back into her life.
The problem with sequels to successful films is that the expectations are high and it's very likely they won't meet reality, and, unfortunately, that's what happened with "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason", a slightly funny romantic comedy that completely lacks ideas.
That's the film's biggest problem. There isn't even a new, original idea. It feels more like a reboot than a sequel, only instead of being funnier, it ends up being rather pathetic because it's all an exaggeration of the first film. As a British might say, it's all so over the top, and it's unbearable. I kinda loved that scene where Bridget tries to speak German though.
The lack of ideas doesn't only affect the gags and jokes, basically the same but less funny, but the story as well. There isn't much of a plot - for that reason the story of the first film doesn't develop any further -, it's just an hour and forty-five minutes of Bridget Jones making a fool of herself. And by the way, the character begins to be a little annoying, and instead of rooting for Marc or Daniel, it's more likely you'll wish she ends up alone at the end of the film. Because that's what she deserves.
However, the film still benefits from "Bridget Jones's Diary"'s cast. The film relies completely on Renée Zellweger and the actress, appealing as usual, definitely makes the film more enjoyable. And both Colin Firth and Hugh Grant provide her with a good support.
Another aspect of the film I really enjoyed was, once again, the soundtrack. I have to admit that at times the music is too loud, but I just loved the songs, so it's all forgiven.