Old Flame. New Fling. Big Problem.

Bridget Jones’s Baby is really the Bridget Jones sequel I wanted to see straight away. Due to the large 12 year gap and surprisingly positive reception. While Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason was too hung up on copying the first film. Bridget Jones’s Baby is entirely original. It’s not even based on a Helen Fielding novel like the first two. Now she’s the screenwriter. Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, and the rest of the primary cast all returns (along with a more contemporary soundtrack). With the exception of Hugh Grant. Who’s absence is addressed in an unexpected way. He’s replaced by America’s own McDreamy Patrick Dempsey. Which is why Emma Thompson was added to balance out the Britishness. Bridget Jones is back and more lonely then ever. Now dealing with the fact that her biological clock is ticking. Until she winds up pregnant with no clue who the father is. It could either be new guy Jack Qwant or her true love Mark Darcy. Both of whom are equally likely candidates. Leading to plenty of hilarious clashes between the three of them as they try to sort this mess out. Unlike the second film, the humor is brought back to the relatable standard of the original. I was especially pleased by how heartwarming I found it to be. It’s refreshing to see that (despite the unorthodox circumstances) the film still treats a baby as a miracle. Bridget Jones’s Baby is the best way to close this romantic trilogy.

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Bridget Jones is carried to the hospital

Preceded by: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

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