Monday, September 26, 2016

Movie Review Madness - Bridget Jones's Baby

Our favorite bumbling Brit is back – Bridget Jones is now 43, a producer, and still endearingly klutzy, watching her weight, drinking too much, and looking for a man. Renee Zellweger brings charm and sincerity to the role in Bridget Jones’s Baby.  We join her at a memorial service for former boss/flame Hugh Grant’s character. Hard to believe he’s gone in a mysterious accident. However, she does run into Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and his wife. She manages to keep a stiff upper lip.

Bridget agrees to go to a weekend concert with a friend and the goal is to “shag”. Of course she immediately falls into a mud pit and is “rescued” by the very good looking Patrick Dempsey. And naturally they run into each other again and yes, there’s a bit of a passionate night. But, then it’s back to work and another meet-up with Mark Darcy. Turns out he’s getting divorced (oh darn) and maybe there is still a spark to light for Bridget. Oh my – two nights, two men, and oops – in three months, Bridget finds out she’s pregnant. Who’s the father?


I won’t give away more. Bridget Jones’s Baby is a comedy but it’s not all hilarity. The concepts of responsibility for the child, the idea of love, and loyalty, and growing up are addressed. There’s excellent chemistry among the leads and you’ll be rooting for all to work things out. This is an amusing chick flick, worthy of matinee price. Cheers!

26 comments:

  1. I saw an advertsiment about Bridget Jones Baby on TV the other evening. looks a splendid film.
    Yvonne.

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  2. Sounds like the prequel to "Mamma Mia!"

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  3. Comedy with some center is good indeed

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  4. Hi Joanne - sounds like a good follow up - not sure I'll see it, but no doubt sometime I'll catch it ... cheers Hilary

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    1. For a Texas gal, Renee has pulled off Bridget pretty well

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  5. I enjoyed the earlier Bridget movies. I'm sure I'd like this one too. Sounds like fun! :)

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  6. I saw a preview for it; thought it could be interesting; thanks for the review :)

    betty

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  7. I'll probably sit this one out, at least until it appears on Netflix. I wasn't keen on the second one, so this feels like an extra stretch. Glad you enjoyed it, lots of my friends have too :-)

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  8. Not my kind of movie but glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. I have a review of Magnificent 7 coming up soon!

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  9. I never even saw the first 2 Bridget Jones movies. I was surprised they came out with another. Sounds like you liked it and that's all that matters! :)

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    1. First one was best. Skip the second. This last is worthy

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  10. Here I was thinking Bridget and Mark Darcy lived happily ever after. Now I have to see this movie to find out. I'll wait for on demand or Netflix, but I'll look forward to it.

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    1. Worth putting in the queue for some laughs

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  11. And all this time I thought Bridget and Mark had got together, gosh I'm gutted! :)

    Renee Z and Colin F really do this pair well, at least they did in the last one I watched some years? decades? ago...terrible thought Bridget is 43??

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    1. You will not be disappointed. And yes we have all gotten a tad older. Sigh

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  12. I'm afraid this could be a case of "hey, haven't we seen this before?" I could be wrong.
    It may be good, but I probably won't see it because the man in me screams "Hugh Grant."

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    1. You were not the target audience. Sorry

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  13. I'm afraid this could be a case of "hey, haven't we seen this before?" I could be wrong.
    It may be good, but I probably won't see it because the man in me screams "Hugh Grant."

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  14. After nearly three weeks on jury duty this may be exactly what I need. Mindless entertainment. I hate that we've lost Hugh Grant. I think I may have to give it a look-see this weekend. Thanks for the review!

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