(2016) (Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth) (R)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Romantic Comedy: A 43-year-old single woman ends up pregnant, but isn't sure if the father is a long-time flame or a new man in her life.
- While not entirely happy with how things have played out in her life from a romance standpoint, 43-year-old TV news producer Bridget Jones (RENEE ZELLWEGER) has pretty much accepted her situation. She isn't terribly upset that her ex, Daniel Cleaver (HUGH GRANT), has likely perished in a plane accident where no bodies were recovered, while it's been years since she had contact with the other significant man in her life, Mark Darcy (COLIN FIRTH).
She ends up running into him at Daniel's memorial service and then again at the christening for a friend's baby where she and he have been named godparents of the child. Upon learning he's getting a divorce from his wife, Bridget quickly accepts his invitation for a rendezvous in his hotel room, but sees that as a just a one-night fling, what with their troubled romantic past that never lasted.
She's found she has other options anyway, what with having just had a one-night stand with handsome American Jack Qwant (PATRICK DEMPSEY) while on a getaway with her news anchor friend Miranda (SARAH SOLEMANI). But when she discovers she's pregnant, she realizes she doesn't know who the father is.
In hopes of finding out, she has Miranda interview Jack on their news show, what with him being a billionaire from running an online matchmaking site. the line of improper questions pleases their new boss, Alice Peabody (KATE O'FLYNN), who wants to shake up the old-school way of covering the news. As Bridget continues through her pregnancy -- including repeated trips to see her obstetrician, Dr. Rawling (EMMA THOMPSON) -- she tries to figure out who impregnated her, all while having both men separately believe they're the father.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- They might if they're fans of either of the two preceding films in this series, or of anyone in the cast.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
- For language, sex references and some nudity.
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