Bridget Jones's Baby
Directed by Sharon Maguire
I'm going to plead guilty... I prematurely judged Bridget and her baby. Due to the huge marketing push and, quite frankly, the rather unappealing trailer, I simply was not keen on seeing this film. And it is true, the marketing for this film really did put Bridget in quite an unflattering and un-feminism light-- which we all know is not what Bridget would have wanted.
But I put aside my preconceived notion on what this film was going to be, and I sat down today to watch Bridget Jones's Baby and fell just madly in love with Bridget all over again. This new chapter in Bridget's diary was just as amusing, awkward, and scandalous as her previous. It had the charm and humor that made us all adore Bridget to begin with, while still championing the power of strong women. And, of course, Mr. Darcy was there, making me go all weak at the knees.
But overall, it was simply just fun. This film had me cracking with laughter, even as a twenty-something with no kids. It's a true testament to Bridget and her antics when they transcend generational gaps (but, then again, I am actually a middle-aged woman at heart). Bridget Jones's Baby isn't a great film by any mark, but it is a fun, entertaining pick-me-upper. And it's pretty comforting to see some else struggling with awkward social interactions, but maybe that's just me.