11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Bridget Jones 2: The Edge of Reason [DVD]  (DVD)Bridget is back... and life and love are not as perfect as they could be...
I loved the film Bridget Jones's Diary. It was funny and romantic and the characters, especially Bridget and Mark, were so loveable. I bought the book after watching the film and actually liked the film better, which is a rare thing.
Of course, I had to buy the second book, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and I adored it. Especially the interview, it really had me laughing out loud.
Because of the first film, I had high expectations of the sequel... but ended up rather disappointed. It hardly follows the storyline I so enjoyed and it is not very funny.
This would be alright if the storyline would have been difficult to turn into a movie but really, apart from the interview, I can't see any reason for the drastic changes they made. Perhaps they had to give Hugh Grant a bigger part in the movie (his character only has a small role in the book).
Don't get me wrong - the film is not awful. It's simply okay. Bridget is still her loveable self and Mark is still charming, she still gets herself into all sorts of situations. Just, it could have been so much more...