Film: Bridget Jones’s Baby
Rating: 15 , 122 mins
Festival Film Club rating: 4/5
By Michelle Norris
She’s the single lady who found love and became an inspiration to women around the globe. Ten years on and Bridget Jones is back on the big screen – and this time she’s got a baby on the way!
Based on Helen Fielding’s heroine, this is a feel good film that will make you laugh and fall in love with Miss Jones all over again.
Ten years on from when where we left Bridget in her happily ever after, things haven’t turned out quite as she planned. She’s now in her 40s and single again – but she does have a top job as a News Producer and some new 30 something friends (as well as the older, swearing trio from the original).
But as Bridget takes a tumble in the mud at a music festival, her love life takes a turn and she finds herself falling into bed with a handsome American named Jack as well as her ex Mark Darcy. Not only that, she then realises she’s pregnant – but who’s the father?
Complete with all of the ingredients for a good Bridget film – there’s the speech that goes wrong, the awkward love triangle and some hilarious cameos from Emma Thompson and Ed Sheeran, this is a feel good watch, made even the more nostalgic with the use of flashbacks.
Yes, the actors are a little older and the story is a little familiar but it is a film that does what it says on the baby bump. It’s fun, it’s loveable and it’s feisty – just like our Bridget!