Bridget Jones’s Baby

Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey
Directed by Sharon Maguire
Rating: A

Bridget Jones is BACK!

Another sequel that deals with more drama as Bridget juggles two men once again, and yet Bridget Jones’s Baby is a must-see for those who loved the previous two movies.

Bridget (Zellweger) finds herself single at age 43, but has kicked the cigarette habit and is down to her ideal weight. She is more confident in herself and has climbed up the corporate ladder to a successful career in the news. Yet her mum has to remind Bridget during a birthday phone call that life is passing her by and still no husband or baby. The clock is ticking, Bridget.

So… you slept with Bridget too? *Awkward*

Then, on a whim of new resolutions, Bridget sweeps herself off to a music festival where she meets a handsome American (Dempsey) and just so ends up in his tent in the middle of the night. Without exchanging information and treasuring the memory of an unforgettable night, Bridget goes home without knowing his last name. Less than a week later, she finds herself in bed with her ex, Mark Darcy (Firth) after a few drinks and lingering kiss…

But what happens when you use decades old condoms? Well, Bridget finds herself missing a period and pregnant. As she can’t work out who the father is, the two men must decide whether they want to be involved or if it’s too complicated to stick around.

Sometimes hearing the word sequel makes me shake my head and wonder why movie makers just can’t leave a good thing alone. My expectations were low, so it was a delight to find that I was laughing quite frequently throughout Bridget Jones’s Baby. There’s the familiar feel of comedy from the first movie, a flashback to the good old Bridget and Darcy days that make you sigh, and an overall appreciation that the return of Bridget Jones was done right.

The movie’s resolution feels like just what the fans would have wanted for Bridget. If you need a good laugh, this is it. The return of Bridget to the big screen will not be disappointing.

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