Bridget Jones’s Baby – Review

Genre Romantic, Comedy
Directed by Sharon Maguire
Starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Emma Thompson
Released on 5 September 2016(London), 16 September 2016(United States/United Kingdom), 5 October 2016 (France)
Duration 123 minutes
Flixxpanda Rating 9/10
Channel Netflix

When the first of the series, Bridget Jones’s Diary came out, it was an incredible success and a movie that I personally could watch over and over. With its quick wit and ridiculous but subtle humor, it will always be one of my all-time favorites.

When the second one came out, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, I was a bit disappointed. It wasn’t as hilarious as the first one and felt like they were straining to break out of the mold and failing miserably.

When the third one Bridget Jones’s Baby released, I had low expectations but was still thrilled and gave it a watch not hoping for much. But I was so very wrong to have any inhibitions because the movie is fantastic! It retains the charm from the first one but progresses the story line so beautifully you’re left in tears.

For those of you who’ve never watched any of the above-mentioned films, Bridget Jones’s Baby, good news is even if you’ve missed all the shenanigans leading upto this moment, don’t worry, you’ll still understand everything (more or less) !

Here’s what happens. We have our leading lady Bridget Jones of course, played by the wonderfully versatile Renée Zellweger. She’s honestly a phenomenal woman. Bridget, reaching the age of 43, is still single and lonely. But she’s badass okay? She has a successful job and is doing well. Her mother reminds her that she’s getting old (why mum!?) and that the time left for her to have a child is quickly running out. Long story short, she hooks up with two men, one at a music festival and the other at a christening (don’t even ask!).

Fast forward, Bridget ends up pregnant. She uses expired condoms of just goes without and we’re shocked but also laughing when she doesn’t know who the father of the child is! It’s a hot mess, involving her long time love, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey). The humor will leave you in stitches, especially when she tries to test her baby’s DNA to find out who the dad is by grabbing a few strands of Jack’s hair!

Even though her feminism titters a bit, we see at the end of the movie, the message is loud and clear. It’s about Bridget developing a relationship with her child and accepting as well as loving herself.
Everyone’s bound to love something about Bridget Jones’s Baby, you’ll leave with a smile on your face and perhaps a tear or two on your cheek. But I assure you, you’ll want to do it all over again.

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