Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

The tagline for the new Bridget Jones movie reads, "Same Bridget. Brand new diary." I think that sort of encapsulates my problem with this film. You see, it's not so much that it's a chick flick--it is a chick flick, but I like a lot of chick flicks--or that the jokes aren't funny, it's that it's just too much like the first movie. All of the themes are the same, all of the characters are the same, and even many of the plot points are the same. To top it all off, a good portion of the humor involves what I call "The Part of the Movie That I Can't Watch." I know a lot of people find it funny to watch characters get themselves into embarrassing situations and then flounder around looking for a way out, but I actually experience physical discomfort during those scenes. It makes it difficult to watch most sitcoms, too. Anyway, whatever you felt about the first movie, this one is similar enough that you'll probably feel exactly the same way.

Viewed: 11/13/2004 | Released: 11/11/2004 | Score: C

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