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|Original title:||Bridget Jones`s Baby|
|Production country:||Großbritannien/USA 2016|
|Running time:||Approx. 122 min|
Is there really no happy ending for Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger)? Whenever she seems to have found the really great happiness, something goes horribly wrong. So she is separated from her dream man Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) again and her days as a successful TV producer also seem numbered with the arrival of a younger team. Neither sex with her ex nor a hot festival flirtation with the charming American Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey) can console her. On the contrary, in the middle of the professional and emotional chaos comes the news that Bridget is pregnant. But who is the father? Mark or Jack? Can Bridget save her job now? And is she even ready to be a mother? No question about it - there is never a dull moment in the life of Bridget Jones!
Twelve years it has taken, but now the world`s most popular single woman is back! With Bridget Jones` Baby, not only Renée Zellweger reports back after a long screen absence. Sharon Maguire, director of the first film, is also back on board. Not only did Bridge creator Helen Fielding co-write the script, but so did comedy specialist Dan Mazer and actress Emma Thompson, who also has a small role in the film. The stage was therefore set for another smash hit. But the first few minutes don't bode well. When Bridget Jones goes from feeling sorry for herself to All by Myself in her apartment to trying her hand at a rap classic, it's just embarrassing. And also her first encounter with Jack Qwant is not very original.
And so it is to be feared that Bridget Jones` Baby has become a sequel for which nobody really should have waited twelve years. But then something unexpected happens: the film becomes really funny and surprisingly good. Sure, there are some gags that fall flat. And it also takes a little while to get used to Renée Zellweger's very clearly Botoxed face, which lacks the refreshing naturalness that used to distinguish her. Still, both the staging and the loose acting of the cast are convincing with that wit and charm that made just the first film so successful.
Some of the dialogue is just delightfully funny and reveals a delightfully clever wordplay. But even in terms of slapstick, Bridget Jones' blithely bumbling is great fun. With all this, the romance is not neglected, so that viewers not only get something to laugh about, but also a little something to pine for. All in all it can be said that part 3 is not quite as successful as the first part, but it is a lot better than part 2. And with that it can be said that Bridget Jones is back in top form after all these years. And thus, anyone who loved the first film should definitely not miss this delightful sequel. Absolutely worth seeing!
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