MOVIE REVIEW: Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

Directed by Sharon Maguire

After 12 years, Bridget Jones is back for another round of day dreaming for the perfect guy being the imperfect girl in her early 40s, back in the market after years of being with Mark Darcy, but the universe just isn’t over with her love life yet as it gives her her most exciting misadventure yet.

Lovely, delightful and funny. Renee Zellweger hasn’t lost her touch as the clumsy Bridget Jones. Not only does the film actually gives you the best laughs of your life but it also makes you realize something about relationships, and what matters growing old. The film is formulaic, yes, but it still surprises with its ability to turn unfortunate events to something magical for Bridget Jones. And the charms of Zellweger is well-accompanied by Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey.

There’s a lot to love and a little to worry about the film. It’s all very enjoyable not just because of its actors and characters but also because of the story. Bridget Jones’s Baby may be the best chick flick in recent memory. One that doesn’t try too hard on pleasing the audiences with the casting and story.



4 Stars

“Bridget Jones’s Baby” is now showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide from United International Pictures Philippines, locally distributed through Columbia Pictures. Rated R-13 by the MTRCB.

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