Review: ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’

A disc as light and clunky as the sequel itself serves up two treats: a Cosmo-like quiz to determine whether viewers fancy dreamy Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) or wicked Daniel (Hugh Grant), and an amusing faux interview between Bridget and Firth wherein Bridget obsessively asks about the thesp's wet shirt scene in "Pride and Prejudice."

A disc as light and clunky as the sequel itself serves up two treats: a Cosmo-like quiz to determine whether viewers fancy dreamy Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) or wicked Daniel (Hugh Grant), and an amusing faux interview between Bridget (Renee Zellweger, in character) and Firth wherein Bridget obsessively asks about the thesp’s wet shirt scene in “Pride and Prejudice.” Helmer Beeban Kidron’s commentary goes a long way toward ex-plaining the sequel’s reliance on broad humor. “If it’s a tiny bit over the top, I don’t care,” she declares. Those without a high tolerance for utterly pre-dictable romantic comedies might, however.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Universal, $29.98
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