Bridget believes she has her life under control – great friends, great job and no man to worry about…or so she thought. After what she thought was just a couple of casual hook-ups, she comes to the realisation that she’s in fact pregnant. But with who’s baby? The movie follows Bridget and her best friend through this exciting but puzzling time as she prepares for the adventure of motherhood. Of course, jealousy is thrown into the mix and Bridget is confused as to who she hopes the father is. The audience is kept guessing until the very last minute of the film.
I know that a lot of people were sceptical about this film – and rightly so, the first one was so iconic and some people still aren’t convinced the second one lived up to it. But I have to say, I was not disappointed with this film, and by the sound of laughter – I don’t think the cinema was either. Renée Zellweger slot right back into her accident-prone, funny self, with that perfect British accent that you can spot a mile off.
It was also great to see Colin Firth fit right back into the character of Mark Darcy – the loving, awkward and jealous (at times) guy that everyone loves. It was disappointing for Hugh Grant not to return to his role of Daniel Cleaver, the man every girl can’t help but love.
Although I missed Hugh Grant, Patrick Dempsey does do a very respectable job at fitting in to the Bridget Jones’ film family. The on-going jealous competitiveness of the two potential dads is one of the funniest running jokes in the film.
I don’t know if it was the best Bridget Jones, as nothing can beat the first one, but I’m going to put it out there and say it was the funniest! It’s a great movie choice for a girls night in, I mean why wouldn’t you want to have Bridget Jones marathon?!
I give it 4/5
Let me know in the comments what you thought on the film and if we agree on the humour!
Bridget Jones = Renée Zellweger
Mark Darcy = Colin Firth
Jack = Patrick Dempsey
Miranda = Sarah Solemani