Forty-something and single again, Bridget decides to focus on her job and surround herself with friends. In a twist, she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch - she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father.
On her forty-third birthday, Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is awoken by her mother who reminds her that her time to have children is running out. She goes to attend the funeral of Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), who is presumed dead after a plane crash. While there, she sees her ex, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and his new wife. They bump into one another somewhat awkwardly, and then go their separate ways.
(at around 1h 40 mins) Dr. Rawlings (Dame Emma Thompson) mentions that her ex-husband once said that watching her give birth was "like watching his favorite pub burn down." This line actually came from Robbie Williams during an interview on The Graham Norton Show (2007). Thompson was also being interviewed, and conversed with Williams on the subject - asking if he had "rebuilt her", then added it was probably best "to live with the ruins for now." See more »
(at around 1h 16 mins) When Mark is checking his compatibility with Bridget (vs. Jack Qwant's) on The Qwantify dating website he types in Jack's name as "Quant" not "Qwant". See more »
I'm not sure how much there is to gain from you two being at the coalface if I'm honest. My ex-husband said it was like watching his favorite pub burn down.
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There's a picture a the very end of the credits showing Bridget, the child, and the father of the child all wearing Christmas Jumpers. See more »
Renée Zellweger and a delightful cast, especially Emma Thompson, add some weight to the light simplistic plot of this movie. Dempsey and Firth contrast beautifully, and each has a different kind of chemistry with Zellweger. It's funny and engaging and the lead character, it feels current because they've allowed it to grow. But there isn't much that feels fresh in movie. The one exception is Emma Thompson. In spite of the mess, Zellweger remains winsome and charming as Bridget, enough so that one wishes the movie had done better by her. In short, Bridget Jones's Baby is not a great Bridget Jones movie, but it is a Bridget Jones movie, and maybe that's all people need.
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