By Renee’ Collins
Rating: 4 (Out of 5 Reels)
Bridget Jones’ (Renee Zellweger) focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch … she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father (IMDB).
The original film of this series, Bridget Jones Diary, is actually based on British author Jane Austen’s book Pride and Prejudice. Being an Austen fan made the first film enjoyable because it felt familiar in a modern way. Unfortunately, the second film, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, fell extremely short of the nuance found in the first film. In this third installment things are taken in a new direction and for the most part is entertaining and gains back some of the momentum from the first film. Not only do we ladies get to look at Colin Firth as Mark but also the addition of Patrick Dempsey as Jack who vie for the title of father to Jones’ baby.
Sure there are elements of ridiculousness here much like in the second installment but when it comes down to it this film is mostly well written and excellently acted which may be attributed to the addition of Emma Thompson who not only co-wrote the screenplay but acts in the film as well.