Friday, January 13

Film Friday: Bridget Jones's Baby


I am a fan of Bridget Jones in general; she is incredibly relatable and I laugh every time I read the (first two) books and of course, Mark Darcy's 'just as you are' speech in the first film is just so {girlish mode activated} sigh.

^ Actually one of the most romantic moments in film history.^

This third film is 1.) Funny, and 2.) Way better than the 3rd book, Mad About the Boy, which was...good(ish), but incredibly depressing.

Baby is of course not as good as the first movie in the series, but I find it superior to the 2nd, which, while enjoyable, made Bridget seem more like a caricature than a character. (The second BOOK is FAR better).
This third film has classic Bridget awkwardness and making the occasional questionable decision, but it also shows she has grown up, she is more mature, which I was pleased to see.

It's not groundbreaking, or bust-a-gut hilarious. It's predictable because you know what's going to happen. But it's ok, because that's the movie viewers want. They want Bridget, and they want her to have a happily ever after - in some form or another. It's a delightful, enjoyable popcorn film to curl up in your jammies and watch on a rainy Sunday. Would I say "this movie is amazing?" No. But is it enjoyable and fun and funny? Yes, absolutely.


Heads Up: Um...nothing really terrible, no worse than the other movies. Mild adult situations/language.

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