Bridget Jones's Baby review

Bridget Jones's Baby review

Bridget Jones is having a baby, and for the price of a movie ticket, you can find out who the father is.

It's called Bridget Jones's Baby, so we at least know one thing about this third instalment - she's not spending the entire time blowing out her own candle.

Her naughty 40s prove rather fruitful - perhaps a little too fruitful. Unexpectedly expecting, poor Bridge doesn't know who the father is.

Is it billionaire dating expert Jack McDreamy? Or is it her One Two Love, Mr Mark McDarcy?

And so along they both come for the ride, happy to carry their Bridget through to the birth, secure in the hope that she'll make her mind up one way or another who will be the father, whether he is or not.

I'm not a die-hard fan, but this Bridget Jones I really quite enjoyed - more than a couple of good belly laughs and some pleasingly grown-up humour on pending parenthood and the death of journalism distracted me from the fairy tale love triangle cliche.

A fun three-and-half stars.

     Bridget Jones's Baby:: Director: Sharon Maguire :: Starring: Renée Zellweger, Patrick Dempsey, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Celia Imrie, James Callis, Sally Phillips, Gemma Jones, Ed Sheeran, Emma Thompson:: Rating: M - Offensive language and sexual references:: Running Time: 122 minutes:: Release Date: In cinemas now


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