Twelve years ago we were completely satisfied that Bridget and Jones and Mark Darcy finally found love after years of to-ing and fro-ing between relationships. In the latest instalment in the Bridget Jones franchise, we are quickly corrected in our thoughts as we see Bridget once again single after breaking up with Mark Darcy.
Most of the characters from the first two instalments return to Bridget Jones’s Baby with the addition of Patrick Dempsey as Jack Qwant, a compatibility analyst. Shazzer, Jude and even Tom have seemed to have moved on with marriages and babies, but we see through a montage of clips of what happened to Bridget and Mark in their time together.
We see Mark has moved on and Bridget now working as a TV Producer is encouraged by a work colleague to do the same. She soon heads to a music festival with her single colleague where she meets an American compatibility analyst (Dempsey) and engages in a romantic interlude. A couple of weeks later she is at a friend’s child’s Christening and crosses paths with her ex Mark Darcy in which she also finds herself in a romantic interlude with.
Soon Bridget finds herself pregnant but is unsure who the baby’s father is, confessing she didn’t realise eco condoms had an expiry date.
Throughout the movie we see through circumstance the competitive relationship between Mark and Jack and their affection for Bridget. There are some funny gags all the way through the movie with a guest appearance fromÂ Emma Thompson who also co-wrote the script.
I love the fact that everyone looks older since the start of the franchise including Bridget’s family who make it back into this film and deliver some great humour. Colin Firth once again brings his charisma andÂ handsome attributes with a look that couldÂ melt any woman’s heart. Like the previous movies, the male competition for Bridget’s affections will have you asking whose team you are on. Will it be #teammark or #teamjack?
Bridget Jones’s Baby delivers a very entertaining and highly likeable movie for any mum who has the desire for romantic escapism and humorous gags for just over 2 hours.