Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Bridget Jones's Baby (Directed by: Sharon Maguire; Written by: Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer, and Emma Thompson)
Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant; however, there is one slight hitch... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of the baby's father.
Starring: Renée Zellweger, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Sally Phillips, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Shirley Henderson, Ben Willbond, Colin Firth, William Joseph Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Ed Sheeran, Jessica Hynes, Emma Thompson, Celia Imrie
Why I loved this film: It was consistently funny and also moving from start to finish. The audience in the cinema were laughing throughout.
The plot is well known (from the title and movie poster if nothing else) but essentially Bridget Jones still has two guys fighting over her, only this time Patrick Dempsey takes over for Hugh Grant.
It has a very strong cast, Emma Thompson in particular is a wonderful addition as Bridget's obstetrician, and the scenes at the TV station are very amusing.
I cannot understand why so many people are trashing this film as I found it to be very entertaining and enjoyable. Of course, you have to see the first Bridget Jones films in order to understand it, or at least have read the books, but I can tell you that it is worth the experience and does not feel like any other sequel.