Bridget Jones’s Baby

Comedy,Romance

A wiser, more content Bridget makes for a decent, genuinely funny film Discuss this article

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Clever old Bridget. There’s been a lot of criticism of her for crimes against feminism. But here she is, triumphantly returning in her 40s, wittier and – perhaps most importantly – happier with herself.

Bridget Jones’s Baby
picks up a few years after her relationship with Mark Darcy went pear-shaped. Bridge is now 43 and single. But instead of crying into her cardigan about dying alone and being eaten by dogs, she has thrown herself into her brilliant career as a top TV news producer.

Her mates have all settled down and babied-up, so she’s got a new best friend, hard-partying millennial Miranda (Sarah Solemani from the British sitcom Him and Her). And then she discovers she’s pregnant.

Is the dad emotionally void Darcy (Colin Firth)? Or handsome American billionaire Jack (Patrick Dempsey)? What’s missing is Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver and the edge that he brought to the last two films.

Bridget Jones’s Baby is funny and charming, but also a bit clean and wholesome.

The bottom line
A wiser, more content Bridget makes for a decent, genuinely funny film.

By Cath Clarke
Time Out Doha,

Bridget Joness Baby

  • Duration: 125
  • Released: Thu, 01 Sep
  • Language: English
  • Director: Sharon Maguire
  • Stars: Renée Zellweger, Patrick Dempsey, Colin Firth

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