Review: Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

The next installment of Bridget's crazy whirlwind life. Photo: Universal Pictures

The next installment of Bridget’s crazy whirlwind life. Photo: Universal Pictures

Bridget Jones is a classic character that most females feel an affinity with; she’s not a perfect pin up but a real woman who struggles through the everyday issues of diets, jobs and, of course, men.

Her life is borderline ridiculous at times, which was the key to the success of the first two film – somewhat mad, but still hilarious.

Helen Fielding wrote the original novels which were adapted for film in in 2001 and 2004, and since then the movies have become part of an elite group of romantic comedy’s that almost everyone recognises.

For this reason, when a sequel was announced over ten years after the release of the last film the pressure was on to deliver something equally as entertaining and hilarious.

Despite this the latest film does not disappoint and ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ has just topped the UK box office for the second week in a row. Renée Zellweger returns as Bridget and Colin Firth as Mark Darcy. While we had been previously led to believe they had lived happily ever after, this is not the case.

The film sees the new Bridget as surprisingly slim with a hot-shot career as a top news producer. However, she’s single and spending her birthday alone. Again. In an attempt to revive her social life at a festival she meets a gorgeous American named Jack (Patrick Dempsey). But in true Bridget style she’s reunited less than a week later with the newly single Mark Darcy at a christening.

As the film’s title suggests, she becomes pregnant and in the classic chaos of her crazy life has no idea which man is the father.

There were countless moments where I just couldn’t help but laugh out loud, so if you are looking for a feel-good film to make you smile then Bridget Jones’s Baby is absolutely perfect. And there’s no need to have seen the previous movies (although you definitely should) as the plot is obviously funny and doesn’t rely on any complicated prior storylines.

Bridget Jones, the world loves you just the way you are. Please never change.

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