Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Old Nov 12th, 2004, 12:23 PM
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Sometimes even makeup and trick photography cannot disguise a sow's ear.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 03:52 PM
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I can't believ how fast she lost that weight!!! It takes me forever but maybe when you have big bucks, they can whip you back into your svelte shape.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 04:32 PM
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In November Glamour, they interviewed her and asked her how she lost the weight. I guess when she came back to the US, she realized that she was too fat for her boyfriend Jack (from the White Stripes band), so she worked with a personal trainer. And she consumed less calories than what were being designated to her, so she could lose MORE weight FASTER.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 04:51 PM
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Able to afford a personal trainer, I'm sure is the secret because tightening up is a problem after weight loss.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 05:00 PM
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Well, if this thread serves no other purpose, it proves that Fodors don't pull a thread merely because it wastes bandwidth.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 05:08 PM
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I like Hugh AND Colin - especially Hugh!
The movie opened in Miami today, and I went this afternoon. It was OK, not as good as the first Bridget. Renee looked fatter, and not as attractive. Actually, it was difficult to figure out why Colin was in love with her. After only 2 months of dating, she was very whiney about him not proposing. But I still enjoyed the movie - ah, the men!
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 06:39 PM
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I saw it today and thought it was just as good as the first one. I am a fan of the books and the first movie, so I am probably biased.

She did look a lot bigger but I didn't feel that it took away from the movie (isn't that the point, she's suppose to be big).

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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 06:48 PM
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I agree mv_rd, tho the times panned it, I will still see it.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 07:07 PM
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Just saw the movie this afternoon and really enjoyed it! It's quite funny--probably not as funny as the first movie nor the 2 books--but still a good, funny movie. I certainly didn't feel like I wasted my money. I like Colin Firth and his character; I also always enjoy Hugh Grant. I thought their fight scene was hilarious!

I agree with others who said Renee seems to have gained more weight in parts of this one. Her face looked very round, although the bad hairdo's through most of the film probably didn't help. Her chest was also gigantic and all the outfits she wore really enhanced that "look." They did kind of make her tacky at times, which is too bad since she's such a cute girl. She looked a little better after getting out of the Thailand prison--I suppose her character was supposed to have lost some weight while in jail. The prison scenes were funny--I wish they would have spent a bit more time on that. Again, it was a good movie and I'll probably buy the soundtrack and the DVD once it's available.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 09:10 PM
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Poor thing does look piglet.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 11:32 PM
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Just saw it and liked it fine, although not as much as the first one. Once again the soundtrack choices are great. They strayed from the book in some odd ways (eg: the whole Mark/Rebecca thing and "the kiss" performed by Rebecca near the end). Wish there had been a few more scenes with her parents.
Renee sure gains weight in an odd fashion. It all goes on her chin, chest and shoulders. Bottom half stays pretty small. And yes, her hair was dreadful in this film.... as if they tried to make her unattractive.
A very nice shot at one point that pulls back from Bridget framed in her window to the skyline of London viewed from the south bank. Really pretty.
Also lovely to see Snowshill in the Cotswolds (used as the village where Bridg's parents live), even if it is covered in fake snow.
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Old Nov 13th, 2004, 12:48 AM
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I don't know, I didn't really like the first Bridget Jones movie that much, and there was a brawl that got out of control in the movie, I think spilling over from a pub out into the street that seemed unlikely, and that I didn't remember from the book...I can only imagine what the fountain fight scene will be like in the new one( why do I instantly flash to Crystal & Alexis from Dynasty, and find it even more absurd to picture it with men?!)

I don't know when I started putting so much stock in critics. They've panned a lot of things that I truly enjoyed. But this week, I will probably see The Incredibles, and Sideways, the new road trip movie. I may not be able to resist seeing Jude Law's Alfie. Never saw the original.

What do Brits think of Renee's accent for Bridget? Just curious.
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Old Nov 13th, 2004, 08:53 AM
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Some of you are right on the money where Hugh is concerned. In promoting the movie he has been a little difficult, Colin Firth has gone along with the program and Renee Zellweger has been extremely kind and gracious.I wish I could say more but I can't.
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Old Nov 13th, 2004, 11:45 AM
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Hmm...If you take this movie for what it is with realistic expectations, you won't be disappointed.

Having seen it last night with my best friend, we enjoyed it, had plenty of good laugh out loud moments, enjoyed another silly fight between Daniel & Mark...many more silly misjudgements by Miss Bridget too. It seems they're setting us up for a third (and hopefully final) movie as well.

Verdict, not as good as the first, but humorous & fun. $9.50 ticket price. Ouch. A fun evening was had by all.

Ladies, enjoy! I felt pitifully sorry for all the men who got dragged to this film. Would never do that to my husband!

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Old Nov 13th, 2004, 11:52 AM
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Where is review by little grasshopper with big butt ?
 
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Oh cigalechanta, thank you so much for mentioning Maurice. I watched the DVD again this afternoon after reading your comments and enjoyed it so much. It beautifully portrays a time long gone. If ever we win a million or two and buy a house big enough to need a gamekeeper he would have to look like Scudders...sigh.

For Alan Rickman fans another one to find is the BBC production of the Barchester Chronicles. In this series he wonderfully plays the scheming Mr Slope opposite a favorite actress of mine, Geraldine McEwan. I first saw her years ago in a TV series of the Pride of Miss Jean Brody and then again in Mapp & Lucia.

One other movie that I love so much is Enchanted April but can't find it on DVD. I have always been curious where in Italy it was filmed ? Does anyone know?
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Old Nov 13th, 2004, 01:56 PM
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Sad to say I was dragged to see this film. Leave the man at home. My wife felt unconfortable.
 
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OK, I take back what I said about Hugh Grant. He looks very sexy nowdays, he is aging rather well and looks good with that tan. Colin Firth does nothing for me in this movie, somehow his meaningful looks looked like blank stares to me.
I thought Renee looked cute except for that hairdo, greasy and stringy and plastered to her head. The director should realize that you can be a little plump and attractive with nice hair.

It was a cute and light movie, but I liked the book better too.

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Old Nov 13th, 2004, 11:33 PM
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Just saw Edge of Reason last night and even though I enjoyed it I also agree that the first one was much better. As far as Colin goes I just plain love him.I had the opportunity to work closely with him for 2 days on "Hope Springs" and let me tell you I had a real hard time controlling myself. He was so charming, friendly and good looking of course. I was also fortunate to aquire an autographed head shot of his which I stare at daily. HE SURE IS SEXY.
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Old Nov 14th, 2004, 03:08 PM
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unfortunately, Bridget II is no match for Bridget I. it's not the cast, but the script. and there's not much scenery, either, to make up for the lapses in content.
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