Film Review – BRIDGET JONES’ BABY (2016)

The main character holding a tabletBridget Jones’ Baby (2016; UK/Ireland/France/ USA; Colour; 123m) ∗∗∗½  d. Sharon Maguire; w. Emma Thompson, Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer; ph. Andrew Dunn; m. Craig Armstrong.  Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Neil Pearson, Emma Thompson, Shirley Henderson, Sarah Solemani, James Callis, Celia Imrie, Sally Phillips, Nick Mohammed, Joseph Harmon, Jill Buchanan, Attila G. Kerekes, Shonn Gregory, Perry Burke, Billy Totham, Mark Bowsher. The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones (Zellweger) as she enters her 40s, becomes pregnant and is unsure on whether Firth or Dempsey is the father. Belated third instalment continues the formula of the first two and coasts on Zellweger’s considerable charm. Some witty lines along the way make this an enjoyable; if familiar, addition. Thompson is good as a maternity doctor and also contributed to the script. [15]