Release date:November 12, 2004
(500 theaters; wide release: November 19)
MPAA Rating:R (for language and some sexual content)
Screenwriters:Andrew Davies, Helen Fielding, Richard Curtis, Adam Brooks
Starring: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?"