It’s been 15 years since I have wanted to be best friends with Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger). That all happened after I saw Bridget bare her soul, big undies and life goals in Bridget Jones’ Diary.
It’s been 12 years since the last Bridget Jones’ film (The Edge of Reason).
The love affair had a bit of a bumpy patch after The Edge of Reason, but Diary, I do hope everything gets back on track after seeing Bridget Jones’ Baby.
I’m both excited and nervous to see this film. I really want it to be good.
*** goes to watch the film ***
It’s been a couple of hours since I saw Bridget Jones’ Baby and I have to say, I want to be her best friend again!
So much has happened since we last saw Bridget. While so much remains the same – she still has her best mates; is still getting into awkward situations at work; – so much has changed. She and Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) are no longer together, there’s no sign of Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) and now she’s pregnant!
She’s thrilled with the news, but there’s one catch. She has no idea who the father is.
Did it happen after her fabulous, festival fling with the gorgeous American billionaire Jack (Patrick Dempsey), or was it as a result of her rendezvous with Mark Darcy?
Ordinarily, in a sequel, I wouldn’t really care much because, usually, the heart and soul of the film has long gone and it’s only being made to bring in more guaranteed cash for the studios.
Well Diary, that wasn’t the case with this film. It has everything that made me fall for Bridget and her life in the first place, yet it’s back bigger and better than ever!
Yes there’s another love triangle but it was ingenious not to bring Hugh Grant’s Daniel back and introduce us to Patrick Dempsey’s Jack. In doing this, there was a freshness brought to the film without altering the formula that worked!
It was great to catch up with her family and friends. While they don’t all feature as heavily as they did in the first film, it’s great to know that they are still a massive part of Bridget’s life. It’s a true depiction of what happens with friendships as you get older, while you may not see each other every day, and even though so much has changed in life, the friendship is still the same and as important as it was at the very beginning.
Bringing in Emma Thompson as a writer and actor (she plays Bridget’s Doctor in the film) was just what was needed. Emma’s wit, sarcasm and brilliance fit right in.
People say that a baby changes everything. I’m happy to say that while a baby has brought changes to Bridget’s life, it hasn’t changed our girl. She still represents the everyday woman. I cheered with her, felt for her (some people cried with her), and I laughed with, and sometimes at, her. There were a couple of times that I thought I would get thrown out of the cinema for almost screaming with laughter, but then I realised that I couldn’t be heard over everyone else’s laughs.
It’s so good to have Bridget back. Bridget Jones’ Baby is laugh out loud funny and, just like Bridget, awkwardly brilliant!