Bridget Jones’s Baby: Film Review

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I have been excited for Bridget Jones’s Baby for a long time because I absolutely love the previous two and couldn’t wait to see another instalment. I felt reassured by the trailer but I still approached it with caution – I really didn’t want it to suck and ruin the series for me forever so I am beyond pleased to say it was well worth the 13-year wait.

Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) is back and she’s now remarkably slim, in her 40s, surrounded by married friends and children and totally single five years on from her split from Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). However, her professional life is better than ever and she’s now the producer of Hard News, and her 30-something presenter Miranda (Sarah Solemani) is determined for her to get back in the game so she takes her to a festival (as you do!)

She bumps into Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey), not knowing he is an Internet dating billionaire and they share a night of passion. Days later, she has similar antics with Darcy after a christening so when she discovers she’s with child, she has no idea who the dad is.

The concept is simple but the scenarios that present themselves are funny as hell. Watching Jack and Mark compete with each other to win Bridget’s heart is hilarious, but also awkward and uncomfortable in the way Bridget movies always get right. The night of the birth is honestly brilliant and I couldn’t stop laughing.

Zellweger is brilliant as Bridget (as always!) although it takes a bit of getting used to her size (I guess she didn’t want to put on weight again!), which is mentioned in passing, and I feared her British accent was off at times, but I soon forgot all about those as I was so happy to just have Bridget back. It was also amazing how many of the old supporting cast returned too! Firth was incredible – unromantic and posh but a true gentleman – while Dempsey is gorgeous and the American embodiment of Bridget’s ideal. Who will she pick? At first I feared the films would suffer without Hugh Grant but you don’t miss him at all!

As a massive Bridget fan, I may be biased but I absolutely loved it. It retains the same type of humour as the previous, the leads are all brilliant at comedy bits and the heartfelt moments and the plot was fun and adorable. I was so happy with it I had tears in my eyes at the end.

In cinemas Friday 16th September 

SEE MORE: All the pics and gossip from the world premiere

Comments

  1. Great review! I was so nervous the new movie would really mess up the characters but I was quite relieved that it didn’t at all. I really enjoyed it too (and I’m also a massive Bridget fan). — Louisa

    • Hannah Wales says:

      Thanks for the comment Louisa 🙂 So many franchise films that resume after years are so terrible but you couldn’t tell there was such a big break at all! It was brilliant, I’m glad you enjoyed it as much as me 🙂

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