Fifteen long years after the release of Bridget Jones’ Diary, Bridget Jones’s Baby is as hilariously fantastic as the previous films. From the array of cackles, hoots and guffaws I heard from the fully booked, estrogen filled cinema, I’d argue the majority of people agree with my high opinion of the film.
The character, Bridget Jones, is known for representing every British women one way or another – which is why we love her. Whether it’s her on off relationship with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, her frequent social awkwardness or her lack of festival experience (wearing white jeans and kitten heels to a mud filled field is never a great idea), we can all relate in some way. I found my love of Bridget Jones doubled after watching Bridget Jones’s Baby and here’s why…
Firstly, it’s f*cking hilarious (just “hilarious” doesn’t give it justice). From interrogating Jack Quant [Patrick Dempsey] about his love life live on telly, to attempting to pronounce an Indian chap’s rather long and unique name in front of Mark Darcy. My utter favorite line of the film was: “Glamping isn’t any better than camping just because you’ve added ‘gl’ in front of it, just like Gladolf Hitler would be no better.” Comedy genius.
Secondly, it’s a ‘feel good’ film. Our beloved spinster finally gets a happy ending, and the journey there is really quite heart warming – silver fox Patrick Dempsey will definitely pull at your heartstrings. Jones goes from spending her 43rd birthday alone in her flat, to having two men fighting over her and a bun in the oven. Happy days!
Lastly, the over all story line is great. Only Bridget Jones would get herself in the position of being knocked up and not know who the father is. Also it’s a different story line – Jones is going through a geriatric pregnancy, meaning pregnant women over 35 years old, that she is frequently reminded of (much to her dislike). It’s refreshing to watch a film about a middle aged women going through this process, as well as being [finally] successful in her career and possibly planning on being a single mother. Go Bridget.
This is what others thought of the film:
In celebration of the third Bridget Jones film, here’s some of the best quotes from the books and films to round off on:
- “Can I officially confirm that the way to a man’s heart these days is not through beauty, food, sex, or alluringness of character, but merely the ability to seem not very interested in him.”
- [Daniel Cleaver] “I spent the night with a gorgeous Thai girl who turned out to be a gorgeous Thai boy!”
- “Alcohol units: 5. Drowning sorrows. Cigarettes: 23. Fumigating sorrows. Calories: 3,856. Smothering sorrows in a fat duvet.”
- “I keep telling you nobody wants legs like a stick insect. They want a bottom they can park a bike in and balance a pint of beer on.”
- “It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one part of your life starts going okay, another falls spectacularly to pieces.”
- [Mark Darcy] “Bridget, will you stop? Stop staring at me while I’m asleep. Now, find something to do.”
- “What is it about mothers and the phone which, immediately you say you have to go, makes them think of nineteen completely irrelevant things they have to tell you that minute?”
- “Oh, God, I’m so lonely. An entire weekend stretching ahead with no one to love or have fun with. Anyway, I don’t care. I’ve got a lovely steamed ginger pudding from M&S to put in the microwave.”
Sources: telegraph.co.uk, imbd.com, goodreads.com