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Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

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Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Zellweger ... Bridget
Gemma Jones ... Mum
Jim Broadbent ... Dad
Sally Phillips ... Shazzer
Julian Rhind-Tutt ... Fergus
Shirley Henderson ... Jude
Ben Willbond ... Giles
Paul Bentall Paul Bentall ... Minister
Colin Firth ... Mark
Agni Scott ... Camilla
Katia Elizarova ... Glamorous Looking Woman
Tom Rosenthal ... Josh - Researcher
Beattie Edmondson ... Laura (Young Assistant)
Laura Checkley Laura Checkley ... Susan - Floor Manager
Sarah Solemani ... Miranda
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Storyline

On her 43rd birthday, Bridget Jones 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, 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..

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One Little Bump. One Big Question. See more »

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Rated R for language, sex references and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bridget Jones 3 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,571,785, 16 September 2016

Gross USA:

$24,252,420

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$211,952,420
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2.39 : 1
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Emma Thompson contributed to the screenplay. See more »

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In Bridget Jones's Diary, we learn that Bridget's birthday in November. The third movie opens with Bridget's birthday suddenly moved to May. Bridget's birthday is November 9th in Bridget Jones's Diary, but it is May 9th in Bridget Jones's Baby. See more »

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Alice: [Bridget has secured Jack as guest on the show] I have to say, Bridget. I'm actually excited about this next guest. Relevant, relatable, extremely fuckable. Good work.
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Funny, but too long and very hard to relate to
14 October 2016 | by AlienByChoiceSee all my reviews

I am not sure what to make of Bridget Jones's Baby.

On the one hand, it has undeniably funny moments. On the other hand, many of the gags fall flat. This didn't stop many others in the theater from laughing their heads of, but it did leave me wondering what I was missing that made it so funny.

And considering that I'm almost in the right demographic for this film (almost, because I'm male), I found the characters very hard to relate to. I'd say both the characters and the portrayals are to blame. Zellweger does a good job, but that's easy. Colin Firth is the quintessential Mr.Darcy, but this is also the problem, because by now his Mark is boring to death. We know what Mark is like, and it would be great to see him do something, anything, besides being Mr.Darcy. But he never does. Patrick Dempsey's portrayal of Jack was simply lackluster. It was a role that someone like George Clooney would've probably nailed, but Dempsey was really struggling to look and act the part. At times he looked like he really really didn't want to be there. Sloppy script doesn't help either - at times I really struggled to understand why his character would be there at all. On the bright side, Emma Thompson is a standout - she manages the steal every scene she's in, and adds the wit and the sarcasm that BJB is so desperately lacking.

Finally, the movie is too long. The gags are overdrawn, punchlines are spoon-fed, and the story just drags on and on. Time and time again I almost found myself screaming at the screen "fine, I get it, move on!"

Anyway, 6/10 for the laughs. And please don't make another one.


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