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Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Bridget Jones's Baby might be late on arrival, but fans of the series should still find its third installment a bouncing bundle of joy.

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Oscar (R) winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world's favorite singleton in Bridget Jones's Baby. Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones's Diary), the new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding's heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting. After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones's (Zellweger) "happily ever after" hasn't quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong? Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch...she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father. The much-anticipated third installment of the Bridget Jones's franchise welcomes fellow Academy Award (R) winner Emma Thompson to the cast. Longtime collaborators Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title Films produce alongside Debra Hayward. Universal Pictures will distribute Bridget Jones's Baby in North America and select international territories.

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Cast

Renée Zellweger
as Bridget Jones
Colin Firth
as Mark Darcy
Jim Broadbent
as Bridget's Dad
Gemma Jones
as Bridget's Mum
Emma Thompson
as Dr. Rawlings
Paul Bentall
as Minister
Katia Elizarova
as Glamorous-Looking Woman
Tom Rosenthal
as Josh- Researcher
Beattie Edmondson
as Laura (Young Assistant)
Joanna Scanlan
as Cathy- Makeup Lady
Neil Pearson
as Richard Finch
Erron Gordon
as Hard News Studio Director
Laura Pearce
as Head News Studio PA
John Webb
as Hard News Studio Vision Mixer
Patrick Malahide
as George Wilkins
Will Firth
as Dreadlocked Guy
Ed Sheeran
as Himself
Amy Jayne
as Poppy
Adam Leese
as Photographer
Cameron Lane
as Boy Three
Aiste Gramantaite
as Girl Band Member 1
Maria Alexe
as Girl Band Member 3
Nick Mohammed
as Ariyaratna
Dominic Coleman
as Village Hill Photographer
Chooye Bay
as Studio Guest
Bruce Wang
as General Lu Tong
Cathy Murphy
as Cashier
Janet Henfrey
as Mavis Enderbury
Richard Rycroft
as Election Official
David Crow
as Wedding Minister
Shirley Dixon
as Mrs. Darcy
Donald Douglas
as Admiral Darcy
James Faulkner
as Uncle Geoffrey
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Critic Reviews for Bridget Jones's Baby

All Critics (180) | Top Critics (40)

Although it's patchy and gives off an air of trying too hard, the movie is surprisingly funny.

September 20, 2016 | Full Review…
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Sweet, slight and fitfully funny, it's a movie admirers of the earlier films should mildly enjoy, but cast in terms any new parent can understand, isn't worth the price of a sitter.

September 19, 2016 | Full Review…
CNN.com
Top Critic

So reliably does she embarrass herself at every public event that the film, trudging by on automatic, becomes an embarrassment, too.

September 19, 2016 | Full Review…
New Yorker
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Pregnant with possibility, but it fails to deliver.

September 16, 2016 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

I'd like to raise a glass of Chardonnay and toast Bridget Jones's Baby on its (mostly) hilarious, and long-anticipated, homecoming.

September 16, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Welcome back, Bridget Jones.

September 16, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for Bridget Jones's Baby

½

Bridget Jones used to be adorable and charismatic in the first film, but now it can be irritating to see her behave so much like a retard; besides, the movie has a lot of clichés and doesn't manage to be consistently funny, even if it does have its hilarious moments and some charm.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

Exactly what you would expect. A few laughs and typical Bridget moments. Extremely different to the turn Bridget's life took in the book, but I can see why they made this one up for the cinema. The "Who's the Daddy?" crap I could have done without, but again, it made for a few amusing moments. I think Renee just makes such a good Bridget, you have to laugh, even though some of it is cringeworthy. I hated the festival scenes, for example. I really feel like Bridget should be too old for that kind of thing. (Not attending festivals, the accompany drug use and immaturity). Some of it doesn't work, some of it does... It's a good one for a girls night in or at the movies.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

Hilarious. It was good to see Renee Zellweger back as Bridget Jones 15 years older, and of course, the elegant Colin Firth. It's the iconic romantic comedy that is probably better appreciated by women. And the only surviving rom-com that still brings in the fans, and still has legs for one more!

Chrisanne Chin
Chrisanne Chin

Super Reviewer

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