Bridget Jones’s Baby: Film Review – Gets Better and Funnier!

Verdict: The perfect blend of romance and laughter.

The clumsy, somewhat hopeful, our favorite London-based media producer Bridget Jones is all set to let you peep into her life, once again. And this time, too, she has managed to let herself become a part of a love triangle, and more! Directed by Sharon Maguire, this film marks the delightful comeback of Renee Zellweger. Renee’s chemistry with Colin Firth is still fresh and with the introduction of Patrick Dempsey, the whole equation gets chaotic and a lot funnier. Also, it would be unfair to say that Hugh Grant’s absence was not felt. We wanted more of Daniel Cleaver!

The film starts by showing Bridget, slightly wrinkly around the edges, wearing her PJs, sitting in her same old apartment, closing in on her birthday celebration (more like sulking that she is still alone). If you thought only her personal life was still a mess, her work life was also on the rocks. She was surrounded by the new-age, hipster-y employees and an arrogant boss, who she was in no possible way able to relate to. She hung out with a group of mid 30 to 40-year olds who were single, fabulous, and living it, without a baby.

Since Bridget’s dry spell had lasted for aeons, her friend takes her to a music festival to help her loosen up her strings (ahem!). That’s where she meets the handsome Patrick Dempsey (Jack), an American billionaire who owns an online dating website. They instantly connect and spend the night together. After a couple of weeks, Bridget’s path cross with Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth). Old flames attract and that becomes the main cause of all the confusion. Bridget, now has a bun in the oven and is absolutely clueless about who the father of the baby is. Is it the charismatic billionaire or the uptight lawyer? With some courage, Bridget breaks the news to the potential fathers, which makes the whole thing extremely complicated and competitive. Will Mr. Darcy and Jack stick around till the end or will they flake out well before the baby is born? Watch the film to find out!

Bridget Jones’s Diary has already set the standard. The second film was not able to meet the mark but the third one has definitely got it. As they say, third time is the charm! The film is well-directed and has funny elements at perfectly timed intervals. Quick flashbacks from the earlier films, Emma Thompson’s reactions, and Ed Sheeran’s cameo  are something to look out for, for they will definitely leave you in splits. Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Patrick Dempsey definitely have amazing chemistry and that’s what makes this film funny and super romantic.

Why You Should Watch This Movie:
If you love to watch rom-coms that aren’t too soppy or melodramatic, this film is for you! It’s got plenty of funny elements and fantastic actors that will make it worth your while.

Release Date: 23rd Sept, 2016
Language: English
Director: Sharon Maguire
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Cast & Crew: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson

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