Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

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"Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" Movie Release Date: November 19, 2004 (Earlier release date at selected theaters and in United Kingdom: Nov. 12)

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Jacinda Barrett

Working Title Films' Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason stars Oscar® winner Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth all reprising the roles they originated in Bridget Jones's Diary.

In this follow-up to the worldwide hit, we find Bridget where we left her--blissful and besotted in the arms of gorgeous lawyer Mark Darcy (Firth).

Mark is accomplished, supportive and tolerant of (nearly) all of Bridget's tiny jealousies--why wouldn't every woman in London, including Mark's new long-legged, drop-dead, "I-always-say-the-right-thing-at-all-times" intern, want to lure him away from the plumpish, opinionated, sometimes inappropriate Bridget?

With the entry of the leggy threat, Bridget's pink clouds begin to turn gray as her attacks of self-doubt sorely test her relationship with Darcy. And just when it seems that the waters couldn't get any more choppy, Bridget's former boss, womanizing heartthrob Daniel Cleaver (Grant), sails into view.

Ms. Jones careens from embarrassing situation to romantic misunderstanding, still managing to muddle through in this continuation of the trials and tribulations of the working woman who has become the symbolic heroine of 'singletons' everywhere.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason provides a hilarious and touching look at the answer to the question, "What happens after the happy ending?"

Based on author Helen Fielding's best-selling novel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, the film stars Renée Zellweger (returning to the role that earned her first Oscar® nomination), Hugh Grant and Colin Firth all under the direction of Beeban Kidron from a screenplay written by Andrew Davies, Helen Fielding, Richard Curtis and Adam Brooks.

The film is produced by Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Jonathan Cavendish; it also stars Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Jacinda Barrett, Shirley Henderson, Sally Phillips, James Callis, Jessica Stephenson, Celia Imrie and Neil Pearson. Debra Hayward and Liza Chasin serve as executive producers. The film was shot on location in London, Thailand and Austria.

Directed by: Beeban Kidron
Screenplay by: Andrew Davies, Helen Fielding, Richard Curtis, Adam Brooks
Based on the Novel: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jonathan Cavendish
Executive Producers: Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin

Photos:

Credit: Laurie Sparham.
Film Title: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Copyright: © 2004 Universal Studios and StudioCanal and Miramax Film Corp. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Director Beeban Kidron on location.

Articles By Madelyn M. Ritrosky-Winslow :

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"Most Delicious" (pre-release review)


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