'Bridget Jones's Baby' arrives 12 years after the last movie and whilst many thought it was another case of nostalgia and Hollywood remaking/rebooting movies, it very much is, but does it very well.
Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger), currently single, after her break up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), has focused her energy on her career, becoming a successful television producer and reached her target weight.
Despite her personal accomplishments, Bridget finds herself in a bit of a pickle when she discovers she is pregnant, but not who the father is. Is it Jack's (Patrick Dempsey), a stranger she slept with at a music festival? Or Mark's (whom she slept with after finding out he was available again)?
The film is pacy and Bridget is quickly thrown into her unfortunate predicament. In true Bridget fashion, she keeps the two potential fathers out of the loop, creating some true comedic moments, particularly with her gynaecologist, played by Emma Thompson.
Though some of the comedic elements have been used countless times before, it still feels fresh and funny when painted with the Bridget Jones brush, and laughs are guaranteed throughout.
Whilst the plot itself isn't overly complex, it doesn't need to be, and the humour very much revolves around the character of Bridget, who is still well acted by Renee Zellwegger.
Renee Zellweger- Bridget Jones
Colin Firth- Mark Darcy
Patrick Dempsey- Jack
Also stars Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson, Ed Sheeran.
'Bridget Jones's Baby' may at first sound forced as a plot, but the results are astounding. A consistent telling of another chapter of Bridget Jones, the film is a solid comedy that produces laughs throughout, without the need to be overtly crude (much like other comedies today).
It may be 12 years since the last Bridget Jones, but critic reviews and audience response has shown that we're all still longing for a bit more Bridget in our lives.