Break out the diaries and hop on the scales, ladies-Bridget Jones is back!
Twelve years since her last outing inspired from the dreck that is Jane Austen, Renée Zellweger reprises her Oscar-nominated role as Bridget Jones in the aptly titled Bridget Jones’s Baby. The synopsis reads “The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s,” to which I say “Come on.” Do you really think you’re avoiding spoilers by covering up the fact she’s pregnant in this one? Not only is it in the trailer, the title of the movie is literally Bridget Jones’s Baby. It’s right there.
I have never seen a single one of the films in this series. I’ve been meaning to-Zellweger really has the ability to light up the sceen. It’s nice to know that she can still get a role (let alone that she’s still alive. Seriously, where has she been the last ten years?) I also love Colin Firth, who is returning to his role as Mark Darcy (clever). The rest of the cast also returns, as well as Emma Thompson, who is always a treasure, and Patrick Dempsey, who should consider changing his name to “That Guy,” since that’s about all he is in rom-coms.
As a side note, grammatically, it should be “Bridget Jones’ Baby,” not “Bridget Jones’s.” Come on, Universal. Learn some damn grammar.
The film is out September 16th; you can watch the trailer below: