Five Reasons You’ll Love It - January 30, 2017

Bridget Jones’s Baby - Five Reasons You’ll Love It
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Bridget Jones’s Baby - Five Reasons You’ll Love It

It’s been 12 years since Bridget Jones was last on the big screen, but she’s back this week with a brand new instalment. 

Here we find Bridget aged 43, single once again and struggling to get over her break-up with Mark Darcy. Desperate to shake off this slump she heads for a hedonistic weekend at a festival where she meets a mysterious American before heading to a friend's christening, an event that brings an unexpected reunion with Darcy. Over the course of the weekend she has one-night stands with both men and then, unfortunately, discovers that she is pregnant, leaving her with the mother of all dilemmas...

Renee Zelwegger returns to star as Bridget with Colin Firth also back as her on/off boyfriend Darcy and Patrick Dempsey a new arrival as Jack Qwant, a new American love interest. 

Directed by Sharon Maguire, who directed the 2001 original Bridget Jones's Diary, the movie also stars Sally Phillips, James Callis, Shirley Henderson, Jim Broadbent and Jessica Hynes, while there is also a brief appearance from a certain Ed Sheeran.

It hits DVD shelves on Monday (January 30th) and is available to pre-order on DVD on the right-hand side of the page, but back before it hit cinemas we caught an early screening and have rounded up five reasons why you'll love it...

 

It’s very funny…

Not all characters can survive 12-year gaps between outings, but Bridget has done so just fine. The script mixes slapstick moments, witty one liners and good old fashioned toilet humour to great effect.

 

All the key cast are on form…

Renee Zellweger is still as charming and clumsy as ever as Bridget, Patrick Dempsey’s Jack Qwant is excellent too, his sleazy, new-age dating guru is a wonderful contrast to Colin Firth’s stiff and stoic Mark Darcy.

 

Emma Thompson steals the show…

Thompson, who contributed to the script, plays Bridget’s gynaecologist and is an absolute revelation. Dry, witty and incredibly droll, she’s got all the best lines here…

 

The soundtrack is brilliant too…

New cuts from Years & Years and Ellie Goulding sit very nicely alongside Motown classics for a great feel good playlist.

 

There might be more to come...

We won’t spoil the ending, but we suspect that this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Bridget and that’s a very good thing.

 

Bridget Jones’s Baby is released on DVD on Monday (January 30th) and is available to pre-order on DVD now.

You can check out both previous movies here in hmv’s online store.

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