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(2004), R [R*]
Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
November 20, 2004
36 out of 100

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(This section may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary likely using a mix of KJV and NIV.

(2004), R [R*] -- Maybe this is a fantasy story but that was a real kiss between two females.

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Universal Pictures, Miramax Films
Distribution (US): Universal Pictures, Universal Studios Inc.
Director(s): Beeban Kidron
Producer(s): Bernard Bellew, Tim Bevan, Jonathan Cavendish, Liza Chasin, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward, Klaus Jüptner, Oswald Wolkenstein
Novel: Helen Fielding
Screenplay: Andrew Davies, Helen Fielding, Richard Curtis, Adam Brooks
Cinematography/Camera: Adrian Biddle
Music: Stephen Barton, Toby Chu, Harry Gregson-Williams, Michael Price
Film Editing: Greg Hayden
Casting: Michelle Guish, Stacy Mann
Production Design: Gemma Jackson
Art Direction: Paul Inglis, Tommy Vögel, David Warren
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

I haven't seen the first Bridget flick (Bridget Jones's Diary). And, the punctuation error in the title notwithstanding, I have no intentions of doing so. Not even to do a movie/sequel comparison. If the first Bridget flick is anything like this sequel, there is nothing there to compel one to want to see the first.

Hugh Grant and Colin Firth co-star with Renée Zellweger in a romance comedy which apparently takes up four weeks after Diary. Renée plays TV personality, Bridget Jones, an insecure plump lady (still) in love with Colin Firth's human rights lawyer Mark Darcy who has, in Bridget's assessment of him, the finest body part she has ever seen.

As Bridget and Mark let their relationship stew slowly, TV program "Smooth guide" commentator, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) slides into the picture, obviously after more than a casual acquaintance with Bridget. Cleaver even arranged for Bridget to accompany him on a TV travelogue show in Thailand. Between prostitutes (one was a male prostitute in drag), Cleaver tried to romance Bridget into bed.

Framed on drug charges, Bridget ends up in jail. In Thailand. Not a pretty picture at all what with the bevy of prostitutes drug addicts and other female criminals with whom Bridget must share a one-room jail cell. But undaunted, Bridget "rules the roost" with her charm and savvy. And with Madonna's "Like a Virgin."

Also vying for Bridget's affection is Rebecca (Jacinda Barrett) whom Bridget thought was trying to steal Mark away from her since it seemed whenever Mark was around so was Rebecca. Ah! But it was not Mark Rebecca was after. This is the second of two instances of homosexuality. First was Cleaver deciding "go for it" with the prostitute who turned out to be a male. Here, Rebecca plants a big wet one on Bridget who claims she is in love with Mark but if she were not she would be receptive of Rebecca's advances on her. Maybe this is a fantasy story but that was a real kiss between two females.

While there was nothing noteworthy regarding violence in this film and while there were no murders or suicides, the content revealed by the Impudence/Hate, Sexual Immorality (I) and Offense to God (O) investigation areas nearly drained all of the starting 100 points in each of those areas. Not only are there three instances of talk or demonstration of sexual immorality in the form of homosexuality/lesbianism [1Cor. 6:9-10, Rom. 1:26 - 27], heterosexual immorality was somewhat rampant with a man and woman in bed together repeatedly, cohabitation throughout and much talk of intercourse. [Gal. 5:19, 1, Cor. 7:2, James 1:21]

I have no interest in spending any more time on this Summary/Commentary and will leave the itemization of the content to the listing in the Findings/Scoring section.


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  • 1Cor. 6:9-10 Do you not know that the [unforgiven] wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the [hetero]sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Rom. 1:26 - 27 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.
  • Gal. 5:19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
  • 1Cor. 7:2 But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.
  • James 1:21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Rom. 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change [warp, distort, falsely represent, situationally redefine, counterfeit, conditionally apply] the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.
  • Luke 17:2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. [cause by teaching or example]
  • Ps. 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
    (The heart of the CAP Analysis Model)

    Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • none noted

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • 21 uses f the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • 19 uses of the most foul of the foul words
  • lies
  • defiance of mother's wishes of clean language

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • sexual innuendo, repeatedly
  • inappropriate touch
  • camera angle to force viewer on private parts, repeatedly
  • animal copulation
  • cohabitation throughout
  • expressing joy for immoral sex, repeatedly
  • adult in underwear
  • man and woman in bed, repeatedly
  • sex talk, repeatedly
  • rude gaze
  • talk of intercourse, repeatedly
  • exhibitionism (nudity not seen)
  • man and woman in bed the morning after
  • request for sex, repeatedly
  • invitation to sex
  • excessive breast exposure and/or cleavage, repeatedly
  • men gawking at women performing aerobics
  • promotion of sexual freedom
  • below navel skin
  • "I want to be naked"
  • open mouth kissing
  • man undressing woman
  • prostitution
  • painting nudity, repeatedly
  • admission of homosexual affair
  • lesbian talk
  • lesbian kiss

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • drinking, repeatedly
  • smoking, repeatedly
  • drinking just to get drunk
  • bar
  • booze, repeatedly
  • drug intoxication

    Offense to God (O)
  • 30 uses of God's name in vain, all without the four letter expletive

    Murder/Suicide (M)
    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • none noted

  • Christian Long Distance



    There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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