Bridget Jones's Baby: Movie Review

To be frank, we didn't expect much from "Bridget Jones's Baby". It has all the makings of a bad film written all over it. It's a sequel released far too long from the franchise's last release (which was 12 years ago - it does make you instantly feel old ain't it?) and it is a film that begs the question if anyone actually asked for it to be made. Surprisingly, the end result is very far from atrocious. In fact, it is possibly one of the funniest films we have seen this year. "Bridget Jones's Baby" definitely puts this unique British comedic character back on the big-screen map.
After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Renée Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Celebrating her 43rd birthday alone and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and accept that her current reality might be her final fate. But when her friend Miranda (Sarah Solemani) invites her to a festival, her love life takes a turn as she meets a dashing American named Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch, she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father - Mark or Jack?
"Bridget Jones's Baby" was an extremely fun and funny experience for us. The film was raucous laugh out loud from start to finish. Everything worked perfectly in terms of its comedy. Jokes and quips are relevant and perfectly timed. The several hijinks our characters encounter were unique and fresh. Even Ed Sheeran's very brief cameo was a frolicking good time. While a big chunk of this could be attributed to the undeniable chemistry between Zellweger, Firth and Dempsey, the film is heavily supported by its supporting cast. We pick Sarah Solemani as the biggest surprise in the movie. Her performance as Jones' workmate/best friend gave the film a whole lot of its funny factor more than any other in the film. We could also say the same for Emma Thompson as Jones' doctor once her pregnancy unexpectedly happens. Moving on to the plot, as crazy as it may sound, who impregnated Bridget, it was well-played and drives the film until the end. While the film is definitely funny, it is also emotional too. Not as much we expected but it had its moments. Overall, "Bridget Jones's Baby" is a well-made film. It has all the elements and cogs working in perfect rhythm.
Rating: 4 and a half reels

Why you should watch it:
- one of the funniest films we have seen this year
- the Supporting cast did an outstanding job to make the film even funnier

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the film is emotional but not so much

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