Bridget Jones's Diary The Edge Of Reason About A Boy

02/10/2006
  |  Buy to Own: 02/10/2006
  |  294 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

A triple billing of British comedy starring Hugh Grant. Pity poor Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) in 'Bridget Jones's Diary'. She's the 1990s British everywoman: single, weight-obsessed, and very probably drunk on mid-price white wine. Her life goes from middling to worse when she embarks on a doomed affair with silver-tongued boss Daniel Cleaver (Grant). In the background lurks a literal Mr Darcy (Colin Firth), a seemingly cold lawyer who keeps crossing Bridget's path but whose precise intentions seem hard for her to divine. All the while Bridget records her lurches across life's highway in the eponymous diary, as an attempt to take control of her tragi-comic life. In 'Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason' sees the same Bridget, but a brand new diary. Having finally found the perfect man in gorgeous lawyer Mark Darcy (Firth), 30-something ex-singleton Bridget (Zellweger) is now faced with the even bigger challenge of keeping him. When her self-doubts return and her womanising ex-lover Daniel Cleaver (Grant) reappears uninvited, Bridget gets entangled in a comic mix of bad advice, miscommunications and total disasters that could only happen to her. Whilst in 'About a Boy' Hugh Grant takes the lead role as aimless, commitment-shy, thirtysomething Will in this adaptation of Nick Hornby's bestseller. Living on the royalties of a hit song his father wrote 40 years ago, Will drifts through life, moving from one relationship to the next with little lasting effect. But when he hits upon the new idea of dating single-mothers, he soon finds himself entangled with the suicidal Fiona (Toni Colette) and her 12-year-old-son Marcus (Nicholas Hoult). As he and Marcus gradually develop a friendship, Will begins to reassess the selfish life he has been living.