Saturday, 18 March 2017

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)


Comedy | Romance


Sharon Maguire




Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Sally Phillips, James Callis, Shirley Henderson, Sarah Solemani, Neil Pearson, Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Celia Imrie, Jessica Hynes, Kate O'Flynn, James Faulkner, Katia Elizarova, Ed Sheeran


Single and focuses on her career only, now 43-year-old Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) finds herself pregnant and she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of the father.


More than 10 years after the disappointing "Bridge Jones: The Edge of Reason", another female director has brought the life of Bridget Jones back to the screen. I have to admit that I was sceptical about it, but "Bridget Jones's Baby" turned out pretty good. Sure, it's not as good as the first one, but it still is a funny romantic comedy.

The story isn't anything new, it's basically the same of the previous two films with a slight difference, there's a baby involved this time around. It is very predictable - although I've read three different endings were filmed, you'll totally see that happy ending coming - still it kind of keep you guessing and engaged for the whole time.

About the new guy, Patrick Dempsey's American billionaire, I'm not so sure about it. A part of me would have loved to see Mark and Daniel both still fighting for Bridget, although I realise Daniel wouldn't be the father kind of guy. The other part of me is actually happy with the new character because, let's be honest, Patrick Dempsey is ridiculously handsome. And I never liked Grant.

But let's move onto the comedy. It feels fresh because instead of relating only on the (mis)adventures of Bridget and on she constantly making a fool of herself, the film benefits from the fantastic Emma Thompson. She plays Bridget's gynaecologist in such a humourous way, and her performance alone is worth the watch.

As for Renée Zellweger, she nails Bridget for the third time. She is able to bring to the character than craziness, goofiness and uniqueness that made me fall in love with her character in the first place.

1 comment :

  1. I can't imagine being 43, on a career path, single and pregnant. Yikes!
    Gotta love Patrick Dempsey:)