Bridget Jones’s Baby Review by Lauren Dooley.
Starring: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson
Director: Sharon Maguire
Writer(s): Emma Thompson, Dan Mazer, Helen Fielding
Based on the novel by: Helen Fielding
Genre(s): Comedy, Romance
Runtime: 122 min
When Bridget Jones’s 43rd birthday rolls around and she realises that she is still single, while her friends are having children and already married, she decides that it is about time that she gets back into the world of men. Her friend convinces her that she should go to a massive festival and hook up with a stranger to get back out there, which is exactly how she meets Jack (Dempsey). A few days later, she goes to the christening of her new godchild and discovers the man that was once the love of her life is the other godparent. After a few drinks, Bridget and Mr. Darcy rekindle their old ways. Desperate to forget her two most recent male encounters, Bridget continues with her job and life without contact with either men. That is, until she finds out that she is expecting a baby and she must try figure out which man is the father of her unborn child.
The story that ensues is utterly hilarious. Comedies and romantic films have never quite been a favourite of mine, but this movie has to be an exception. The quality of the writing is above par with every other comedy like it; there are unique and just brilliant jokes and puns sprinkled throughout this glorious movie. The acting was also great and convincing. Emma Thompson was just brilliant in this movie as Bridget’s doctor/midwife; she was simply hilarious and had a brilliant attitude towards these unprecedented circumstances.
The early screening was packed to capacity and the audience did not miss a single punchline. The entire atmosphere in the cinema was amazing and my stomach physically ached from laughing. This is a truly magnificent Rom-Com. The only flaws in the movie would be the prosthetics used for Bridget’s baby bump. It just looked awful and completely unrealistic. The only other negative aspect about the movie is that tiny parts of the plot were slightly predictable. Overall, Bridget Jones’s Baby knocked it out of the park and really surprised me. The minute the credits rolled, I wanted the movie to commence again. If you loved the first two movies, or just love Rom-Coms, I would highly recommend Bridget Jones’s Baby.