Breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) leaves Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer.
Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a dashing and handsome American named Jack (Patrick Dempsey). Things couldn’t be better, until Bridget discovers that she is pregnant. Now, the befuddled mom-to-be must figure out if the proud papa is Mark or Jack.
“Storm” – As a Bridget Jones fan, I wasn’t too excited about this movie for the simple reason that it was not ‘Mad about the boy’. None the less, I went in with an open mind, eager to see how the life of this franchise was being extended.
True to form, the scenario Bridget finds herself in is hilarious and definitely worth watching whether you’ve enjoyed the previous offerings, just having a bad day and need a pick-me-upper or even if you’re a Bridget-hater; Bridget Jones’ Baby will not disappoint. 7.5/10
“The Chairman” – Well, well don’t ever say a franchise can’t surprise you in the best way possible. While I find them acceptable, the previous Bridget Jones movies weren’t in my opinion a good portrayal of women in general (actually playing on stereotypes of inconsistent thinking women), but this was excellent.
The movie treats its audience like adults, not falling into same old overplayed rom-com tropes. Bridget comes off as real person making choices we can all understand in “that” moment. The movie doesn’t drag and it’s rare in these times that we can say that movie has no (yes, I mean that) plot holes or variability the story and tone throughout.
Fans of the series will loves it and the casual fan will find the writing and acting of the highest caliber. There is something “ever-so-English” about all the characters and how they react to situations, especially the way the American interloper is treated. Go see this, women & men, this is no chick flick. 8.5/10
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