Jones: The Edge Of Reason, Dir; Beeban Kidron, Cert; 15
hardly the perfect '10', but some guys like it that way. Big pants and
an aloofness that signifies venerability, Bridget Jones is now on her
2nd block-buster movie and with it packs a punch that would have Mike
Tyson eating canvas before the 3rd round is out. Does this signify creeping
age? Or is the fact that I actually sat through this movie without running
to the refrigerator for another 'cold one' a sign that I genuinely enjoyed
the fluffy humor of this installment. This is quite unlike my disinterested
demeanor I tended to adopt when forced to sit through her 'Diary' when
brought to network TV recently.
I was genuinely surprised at the number and quality of 'laugh-out-loud'
moments I encountered along the way when watching this movie. From the
description of "the fat, balding, upper middle classes" when
she spoke to the protagonists, to the 3-some that never was, whilst staying
at the Thai hotel (we should've seen that one coming!), or the incident
of 2 grown men fighting in the fountain over this girls virtu. And how
an earth Bridget Jones, or Rene Zellweger manages to 'weather' the filming
schedule is totally beyond me, but 'BJ' and the Lesbian kiss, well the
trip was worth it if just for this!
Given that this film seemed full of class moments, as described earlier
is somewhat of an enigma, when after the credits had rolled myself and
my partner sat amazed at how lacking in substance this film had been.
Almost like tucking into a fast-food extra value meal and realising that
it hadn't even touched the outsides of the hunger you had felt before
you had started.
And finally, how was Renee Zellweger's mastering of the English tongue?
Well very good if truth be told, if not somewhat of an affront to our
very selves as natives of these shores, but the soundtrack! How an earth
someone saw fit to allow Will Young to crucify Sade's 'Your Love Is King'
is totally beyond sane thought. Do us all a favour and send the guy to
the retirement home for the terminally repugnant! 7/10