Bridget Jones's Baby has the blunder-prone Bridget back on form. Bridget Jones has gained a high-profile job, lost her ideal amount of weight and is living her best life. On the way though, her relationship with Mark Darcy ended and she suddenly finds herself single and pregnant at 43 years old. But who is the father? The two contenders are Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), as formal and awkward as ever, and Jack (Patrick Dempsey), the charismatic billionaire owner of a matchmaking website.
The movie follows similar tropes to the last two instalments, where everything is slightly over the top and Bridget displays shocking amounts of (hilarious) incompetence. However, what makes it a movie worth watching is the excellent writing by Emma Thompson (who also has a noteworthy role as Bridget's acerbic obstetrician), Dan Mazler, and Helen Firelding and the honest and hilarious performances given by Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth. We found ourselves laughing almost non-stop at the one-liners, comedic scenarios, the classic Bridget mistakes, and some very excellent physical comedy. It's broad, crass, and clever. Find a cinema where you can buy some sparkling wine and treat yourself and other Bridget fans to a really great evening of giggles and head-in-hands moments.
I went with girlfriends the other night. We also laughed non-stop, particularly when her lovers took it in turns to carry her through the streets to the hospital and then attempting to get her through that revolvoing door. Great movie, and yes, Emma Thompson added so much to the movie with her dry comments.