bridget jones: the edge of reason

This one is only making the site because of the strength of the first, and the fact that you may want to rent them both for a double feature. On its own merits, this sequel to the fabulous Bridget Jones diary doesn’t quite cut it: rather than looking adorable and squishy, Rene Zelleweger and her extra 30 pounds are squeezed and sweaty as they flub their way out of a perfectly good relationship with Mark Darcy and straight into a Thai prison! Bridget does learn her lesson with the help of some Thai prostitutes with real relationship problems, and hopefully she’ll live happily ever after with the geeky but valiant Mark. [US/UK, 2004]