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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Review

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  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    In case you were holding your breath, Renée Zellweger's Bridget Jones is still sweetly earnest, chronically overweight and swinging once again from lovestruck to lovelorn.

  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Begins by repeating many gags from the previous film. Only now they feel lame and routine.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    The Bridget Jones characters are worth revisiting. It's just too bad the story that connects them in The Edge of Reason is less fresh and clever than its predecessor.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    A triumph of performance, production, and adaptation over the empty-calorie dither of its source material.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A jolly movie and I smiled pretty much all the way through, but it doesn't shift into high with a solid thunk the way "Bridget Jones' Diary" did.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 15 & under

Repeat of first film lacks charm. Not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has explicit sexual references and situations including prostitution and a pregnancy scare, very strong language, a great deal of drinking and smoking, hallucinogenic mushrooms, a character who is a drug dealer, and a lot of very irresponsible behavior handled in a light-hearted fashion with not much by way of consequences. There is some comic violence.

  • Families can talk about why it was hard for Bridget to trust Mark's feelings for her. They could also talk about the problems Bridget encountered in Thailand.

The good stuff
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    Messages: A lot of very irresponsible behavior handled in a light-hearted fashion.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Comic fighting.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Explicit sexual references and situations.

  • language false2

    Language: Very strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not applicable

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking, smoking, "magic mushrooms," character is a drug smuggler.