Film Title: Bridget Jones's Baby

RENEE ZELLWEGER reprises her role in “BRIDGET JONES’S BABY”   

RosieMeter: 100% Full Bloom rose-clipart-02 copy

Run time: 2 hours, 2 minutes

Review:

This movie was hilarious. Hands-down, it’s the funniest movie I’ve seen in a  long time and Renee Zellweger proves she’s just as relevant now as she was 15 years ago.

This time, Bridget is in a love triangle between Mark (Colin Firth) and McDreamy Jack (Patrick Dempsey) with a baby on the way. What I loved so much about this film was how the male characters were portrayed. Neither Mark nor Jack fall into the stereotype of the man-child who runs away from responsibility. Both men step up and present the best version of themselves to Bridget, both wanting to be the father. It was just lovely.

Score breakdown:

  1. A wonderful female protagonist: 20 pts.
  2. The film tells a woman’s story: 20 pts.
  3. The film is directed by Sharon Maguire and written by Emma Thompson and Helen Fielding (and Dan Mazer). There are four female producers: 20 pts.
  4. Quality of filmmaking: 20 pts.
  5. Passes the Bechdel/Wallace test: 20 pts.

Score: 100% Full Bloom

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About Shanee Edwards

Shanee Edwards is a film critic, entertainment journalist and screenwriter.

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