Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason – ITV

Following on from the events of the first movie, hapless TV journalist Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is now six ecstatic weeks into her relationship with Colin Firth

Following on from the events of the first movie, hapless TV journalist Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is now six ecstatic weeks into her relationship with Colin Firth.

But it’s a good thing that can’t last. She suspects he’s having an affair and then, even worse, smarmy charmer Hugh Grant comes back into her life.

He’s now a TV celebrity with his own travel show and suddenly she’s in Thailand with him on an assignment. And then she ends up in jail, where she soon has everyone singing Like a Virgin.

The plot is just a haphazard collection of funny sketches and warmed-over ideas, but these three stars together are still irresistible.

Zellweger keeps putting her foot into things in the most comical of ways, Firth’s cold fish of a character is a deadpan delight and, though Grant’s role is smaller this time, every scene he’s in is a laugh-out-loud winner.

 

This film starts at 11.15pm on UTV and is not showing on STV.