| Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004) |
It was with trepidation that I entered the theatre, because Bridget Jones is considered a chick flick and particularly since there were only three men in the theatre including me. But the movie was actually better than I expected.
As you may have heard, Bridget, played by Renee Zellwege, is even more ridiculous than ever. It is hard to believe than anyone could be as foolish as she sometimes is, but you still can't help laughing.
Despite all that, the second installment actually has more thoughtful insight than the first. Even though it is funnier, it is also a bit more mature. So, I have to say that the sequel is better than the first.
There wasn't really any male-bashing and in fact many feminists will feel cheated to see that Bridget has become even more absurd than before. As usual, the film focuses on Bridget's feelings, but this time we get a small glimpse of Darcy's feelings too. He seems more like a real man, than a Hollywood creation.
My wife wanted us to see this one, but guys, it's a pretty decent film and you will even get a few laughs.
- Reviewed by Paul G