'Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason'
(Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jacinda Barrett, Jim Broadbent / R / 91 mins / Miramax)
Overview: Six weeks after the events in 'Bridget Jones's Diary', erstwhile London singleton Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is still happily dating human-rights lawyer Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). But eventually she starts to notice his flaws and begins wondering if he isn't interested in his new co-worker (Jacinda Barrett). Bridget's love life is further complicated when her former boss and flame Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) arrives on the scene, having landed a job at Bridget's TV station.
Verdict: This sequel is a triumph of performance, production, and adaptation over the empty-calorie dither of its source material. That said, 'Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason' is reprehensible, ideologically indefensible and bags of guilty fun! It's silly, a little same-y, but that snarky British humor peeks through at all the right moments for genuine laughs. mind you, at no time does it even try to hide the absence of new ideas!!