I didn't know that I even needed another chapter in the Bridget Jones saga, but as I watched the newest edition to the series, Bridget Jones's Baby, I realized that it was exactly what I needed.
Can you believe it's been 15 years since the first Bridget Jones's movie? I had to look it up. I watched the Bridget Jones's Diary recently, and it is still a good fun movie, and aside from some little fashion things, it still holds up, and makes for a great watch when you're having one of those "just let me stay in my jammies and wallow in ice cream" kind of days. Which, coincidentally is just the kind of day Bridget is having at the start of Bridget Jones's Baby.
It's Bridget's birthday, and the only guests at her pity party are some sad music and a pint of ice cream, but this is a much more mature Bridget Jones that has come a long way in the last 15 years, so she won't pity herself for long. In Bridget Jones's Baby, Bridget, (Renee Zellweger,) is now a forty-something London girl, with a successful career, that just wants to have some fun. She has plenty of fun, until she finds out she's pregnant and isn't sure which guy is the father. That could put a little wrench into anyone's plans!
Bridget Jones's Baby is a delightful movie, even if you haven't seen either of its predecessors. It's warm, funny, and real. The plot of not knowing who the baby's daddy is is played out well with validity and laughs, and the cast has just the right spark, not to mention the good looks of the two leading men, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey.
The Bridget Jones's Baby soundtrack is not too shabby either, though at one point hubby had to quiet me as I might have been having a little too much fun with the upbeat songs. I can't help it, when good music is playing I can't sit still.
Bottom line, go see this movie. It is full of laughs, and good fun. Just remember to leave the kids at home, Bridget Jones Baby is rated R for language and sexual situations, which means it's the perfect movie for a girl's night out or date night. I left this movie feeling quite fulfilled with the journey of our heroine, and I really can't wait to see it again!
Oh, and, don't let those guys tell you it's a chick flick, hubs went with me, and he enjoyed it, he even full on laughed at some scenes. Who knows what this could mean for me, maybe I'll even get him to watch Bridget Jones's Diary with me for a night in...fingers crossed.