Oh Bridget Jones … BRAVO, You did it again!
What does one say when you are wildly entertained at the naiveté of the one and only Bridget Jones … other than, simply brilliant! Bridget Jones’s Baby is by far one of the best in the trilogy and guaranteed to be a good time for all.
First, let me tell you why I love this movie…Because it brings up all the life challenges that we all have to face one day. Am I still young, am I relevant, do I have job security, am I successful, will I find love and settle down to raise a family… and so on and so on. You know its circling around in all of our minds. This movie hits all of those points, it puts them right out there on the silver screen for the world to see, experience, relate to and empathize with. Rarely do you ever see a movie where you connect so closely with the characters, its as if they are your best friends because you think you know them so well… well maybe the reason you think you know them is because each of these characters are a part of you in some way.As in the first Bridget Jones movie, the scene starts off with Bridget celebrating yet again another sad and lonely birthday (this time she’s 43!) all alone in her apartment listening to… you guessed it, “All By Myself” (performed by Jamie O’Neil)…like, who in their right mind would sit there listening to this song, feeling all depressed and down on themselves? Well certainly NOT our beloved Bridget (Renee Zellwegger)! So as the scene goes, she quickly grabs the remote and changes it to “Jump Around” (by House of Pain) while clutching her large glass of wine. Surprisingly Bridget quickly breaks into song, dances and sings every word perfectly as she pulls herself together and snaps out of her funk.
The next day bright and early, Bridget receives a FaceTime call from her mother wishing her a happy birthday and reminding her that 43 years ago, she was in the hospital giving birth to her. Bridget’s mother made a point to tell her that “You know Bridget, these days you don’t need a husband to have a baby and you’re not getting any younger you know”. As Bridget ends her call with her mother, she falls back under her covers to hide from the shame her mother just laid upon her. Later that morning, Along her walk to the office, the cheerful and confident Bridget (after many hours to accept her age) holds her head high and trots right into the office. She’s thinking, “great, I have this high power producer position and no one will ever know its my birthday or will they ever guess just how old I am”. Oh Bridget, you couldn’t be more wrong! Not only does her staff surprise her with a birthday cake, but they all hold up signs saying “Happy 43rd”… OMG, I would just die! So the cats out of the bag, she can’t escape the BIG 43. She dives right into work to avoid having to focus on all those things she really wants in life, but still has yet to achieve.
The truth is… the story really begins when her colleagues Miranda (Sarah Solemani) who just so happens to be her on air talent and show host, decides to intervene and invites Bridget to come along for a trip of a lifetime…or that’s what she thinks. Much to Bridget’s dismay, who thinks they are going on a luxury vacation, turns out Miranda has other plans for them. The big reveal ends with the two of them trampling through the muddy field to one of the UK’s premier music festivals where Bridget literally falls face first into the mud and is saved by the first man she sees… the ever so sexy Jack (Patrick Dempsey)…
This is where I leave you to find out what happens next after their fate encounter. I don’t want to spoil the fun, mystery and side cramping laughing you are about to do. So sit back and enjoy every moment.
To sum things up…This movie is a laugh out loud, hysterical comedy that will keep you guessing just who is the father to be of Bridget’s baby? Will it be the ever so dashing Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth) or the stunningly sexy Jack – internet dating site guru who suddenly and quickly comes into Bridget’s life. There is only one way to find out and that is to run (don’t walk) to SEE THIS MOVIE! I give this movie all my fingers and toes… it truly is a MUST see!
Here is the trailer: