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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
101 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/12/04
performer:
Renee Zellweger, Morne Botes, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones
director:
Beeban Kidron
distributor:
Miramax
author:
Adam Brooks, Richard Curtis
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a C

Romantic-comedy soundtracks should boast flashes of wit and ardor, but Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason rarely has either. Most of the album consists of cloying touchstones like Minnie Riperton’s ”Lovin’ You,” while many of the remakes — such as Mary J. Blige doing Elton John’s ”Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” and Will Young’s cover of Sade’s ”Your Love Is King” — are soggily sentimental. Robbie Williams’ sly ”Misunderstood” and Jamie Cullum’s inventive cover of ”Everlasting Love” are standouts, but there’s little else to make even a love junkie like Bridget swoon.