Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

2004 film by Beeban Kidron
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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Beeban Kidron and written by Adam Brooks, Richard Curtis, Andrew Davies, and Helen Fielding, based on Fielding's 1999 novel of the same name. It stars Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones, Colin Firth as Mark Darcy, and Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver.

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  • 28 October 2004 (2004-10-28) (Sydney)
  • 12 November 2004 (2004-11-12) (United Kingdom)
  • 19 November 2004 (2004-11-19) (United States)
  • 2 December 2004 (2004-12-02) (Germany)
  • 8 December 2004 (2004-12-08) (France)
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108 minutes
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  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • United States
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$40,000,000 USD
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$40,000,000 USD
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Shazzer: (suitcase won't shut) Fuck!
Bridget Jones: What?
Shazzer: There's no fucking room in the fucking suitcase.
  • Earned $8.7 million in its 530-theater opening weekend, setting the record of the highest-grossing limited release opening weekend. This record was broken seven years later by Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011), which earned $12.8 million in its 425-theater debut.
  • During the filming in Thailand, the cast stayed on Nai Yang Beach, close to the airport in Phuket. They often drank at the little shack bars down on the beach, especially 'Mama Mia's'. In 2004, all of those bars and restaurants were destroyed in the Tsunami. The pianist at the JW Marriott in Phuket, Stuart Hopkins, who was also a regular at the bar made extensive attempts to contact the cast. In June 2005, a large package arrived for his attention. It was from Renée Zellweger containing many things such as T-shirts, caps, and a big movie poster signed by herself and other cast members. Over the years the bars on the beach were re-built, and the poster still hangs proudly in Mama Mia's bar as of August 2009.
  • The producers originally asked Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) director Sharon Maguire to return for this film, but she told them that she had no interest whatsoever in directing it. Renée Zellweger's personal choice for director was Nigel Cole, but the producers agreed that a woman should direct, and hired Beeban Kidron instead.
  • The poem Daniel quotes to Bridget on the boat while in Thailand is a translation of the famous "Phra Aphai Manee", a famous epic poem about a hero/ prince who, among other things, wooes and marries many princesses. The part he quotes is when Phra Aphai Manee wooes his head wife, Suwan Malee.
  • The role of Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) only had a very small appearance in the book. The character was so memorable and popular that his part was extended specifically for the movie.

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