Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Trivia: In the scene where Bridget and Shazzer are on the plane to Thailand, where Shazzer first meets Jed, both she and Jed are reading "The Beach" by Alex Garland, a book about young travellers in Thailand. One of the main characters in the book is also called 'Jed' and many of the scenes featured in the film are mentioned in this book (such as drug trafficking, transsexual Thai prostitutes, etc).

Trivia: In the film, when Bridget has broken up from Darcy, she is telling someone that she wishes he would turn up at her door, preferably dressed in a wet white shirt. This is a reference to when Colin Firth played Mr. Darcy in "Pride and Prejudice" (1995), and the shot of him emerging from a swim wearing a flappy wet white shirt made him a massive sex icon to women in their mid-thirties.

Matt Tyrrell

Trivia: In the scene where Bridget and Mark are in the conservatory talking to her parents, the leaves in the background outside do not move at all. On the DVD extras, the editor explains why this happens - she simply forgot to use a wind machine to make it look more lifelike.

Plot hole: Bridget is wearing a shirt from Mrs. Darcy (the line about Mark's mother's taste in shirts, which is said while showing BOTH shirts, definitely suggests that - her idea of cuteness for a couple, I guess), which doesn't make sense because the first movie ended on New Year's Eve (we know that because Shazzer and the rest of the gang were taking Bridget to Paris that night to celebrate the New Year, but Bridget ended up with Mark - unless the movie take place a year later, which it doesn't, it takes place the next day). Consequently, there is no way Mrs. Darcy would have known about Bridget and Mark in time to get her a shirt too and offer it to her. Mark couldn't have brought it to Bridget, because she arrives alone at her mother's New Year's Day turkey curry buffet; Mark is already there, wearing the shirt his mother gave him, which suggests they split ways that morning, after their first night together.


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Question: Given that in the book she's lusting after Colin Firth, but the films star Colin Firth as someone else, does anyone know for sure what's being done? Is it someone acting the part of Colin Firth, or will it be another celebrity playing themselves? Given filming's probably finished by now, there must be a definitive answer...

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Chosen answer: While there were rumours that a different celebrity was to be used - George Clooney was mooted - according to Renee Zellweger, that sequence is not in the film.

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