This film had references to the first part, the popular “Bridget Jones’ Diary”, and even some similarities but they were good ones. For example this film also has Mark and Daniel fighting like wimpy schoolgirls, and it’s a fantastic scene and quite endearing to witness. Bridget’s voice-over in the film is a subtle feature yet it adds to the feeling that Bridget is writing in her diary and I really liked that. There isn’t much I didn’t enjoy in the film, so I’ll talk more about what I did like almost as much as the humor, and that was the soundtrack of the film, including such great hits by such great artists as Barry White, Carly Simon, Mary J. Blige, the Darkness as well as two popular hit songsters, Beyoncé and Kylie Minogue. In the beginning of the movie, there is an homage to “The Sound of Music” which was well appreciated by me, a huge fan of that musical, and it fit right into the story like a glove. It’s subtle touches like that that made the film even more pleasurable to view for me.
Hugh Grant has always been hilarious, in my opinion, and he shines here as well, and I especially loved his lines when he’s in Rome doing a travelogue on this show and he says such ridiculous things as “When in Rome, do as many Romans as you can” and the Coliseum is no longer fun since they forbade the slaughtering of Christians there. That scene is one of the funniest in the film, along with the reference to David Bowie’s wife’s name. Other very humorous moments included Bridget in a pig pen, Bridget high as a kite in Thailand, Bridget making a fool of herself in front of crowds, among quite a few others.
The Big Fight: A five minute short on the wonderfully funny fight between Bridget’s two main men, Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver. The two actors, Grant and Firth, apparently loved dissing each other about everything and it shows. Hilarious.
Deleted Scenes with Introductions: The introductions which are actually explanations as to why three scenes were deleted from the final cut, were very informative and it was a smart idea to include them. Alternate beginning scene is one of the scenes cut.
Mark and Bridget Forever?: A very short but fun feature that examines Bridget’s and Mark’s love and relationship.
Lonely London: That amazingly beautiful scene in the film where we see the Lonely London night and all the happiness of all the couples in the city (with Mary J. Blige singing sadly in the background) is detailed in all its CGI glory. A technical but very cool feature, especially since that was a gorgeous shot.
Whos’ Your Man Interactive Quiz: A short, fun quiz which tells you whether you’re a Daniel Cleaver or Mark Darcy kinda girl. Apparently there’s a third option which was me: neither! Good to know.
Bridget Jones Journalist Interviews Colin Firth Actor: Another hilarious extra feature that I simply loved. Bridget is her usual silly self, her questions are wildly funny and Colin Firth is the best here. It’s too bad it’s only five minutes long, it’s that good.