Bridget Jones is back! She is older but continues to be a sweet, loveable, imperfect, woman. She is still having a lot of funny and embarrassing moments and she is still keeping a diary!
It is Bridget’s 43rd birthday. She is single and living in the same old apartment. Her boyfriend, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) is married to another woman. All of her friends are stay at home mums. Bridget is sad and alone and feeling sorry for herself. She is a little depressed and resigned to being an old spinster and decides to devote herself to her job as a television producer. But Bridget seems to attrack chaos. It is no surprise when she has a one night stand with Jack Quant (Patrick “McDreamy” Dempsey) and sleeps with the nearly divorced Mark Darcy within the space of a week. Suddenly she is an unwed, geriatric mother-to be and does not know which lover is the father of her child. It is typical impulsive, wanton Bridget Jones behavior!!! It might be Bridget’s only chance to have a child and she is thrilled about becoming a mother. Jack Quant and Mark Darcy find out about the baby and the paternity issues. Both men love Bridget and want to be the father of her child which results in some fierce and hilarious competition.
I absolutely loved the first two Bridget Jones movies: Bridget Jones ‘s Diary (2001) and Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason (2004). I have watched those two movies over and over again. Bridget Jones is such a loveable character. She may be a little frumpy but she is natural and sexy in her own way and she never gives up on life. She is like most women – looking for love and feeling a little insecure about it. Men truly are a different species. She is funny and real, a little clumsy and impulsive, and very appealing. She is older in Bridget Jones’s Baby but still very attractive. She seems to be a little wiser and a little sadder. I loved all the flashbacks to the younger Bridget and Mr. Darcy.
I would have loved to see Hugh Grant back as his old character, Daniel Cleaver. Hugh Grant can be very, very funny. He has a very attractive, self-depreciating sense of humor. He and Mark Darcy had a very interesting and intense rivalry in the first two movies. I love Patrick Dempsey but he is not as good a comedian as Hugh Grant. Patrick Dempsey is very sexy and desirable but his sense of humor is goofy. It is attractive but instead of laughing at him, you are more compelled lust after him (McDreamy). He was probably not the best choice for Grant’s replacement but he is good to look at.
I liked this movie very much. I laughed and laughed. It made me feel good and just a little nostalgic. I would love to see another sequel.
If you liked the first two Bridget Jones movies, you must see Bridget Jones’s Baby. If you like to read, there are three novels written by Helen Fielding about Bridget Jones including: Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason, and Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. Bridget Jones was originally a fictional character created by Helen Fielding for a weekly newspaper column about urban life in London.