I have to say that I was looking forward to this film. I used to watch the first two quite frequently on TV, and I thought that the trailers for this entry looked really funny. While it isn't revolutionary, it is an enjoyable time at the movies.
The film doesn't bring anything new to the table in terms of romantic comedies. It follows the formula pretty well, making it rather predictable. The thing that impressed me, though, is that the filmmakers put so much detail into foreshadowing this predictability. On one hand, it was a predictable story, so it was unnecessary, but on the other hand, it was a great use of foreshadowing, with lighting and production design being used for this purpose. However, there are parts in the writing that are introduced, but never really explained. Still, the film is laugh-out-loud funny, and pleases in that regard.
The actors are all fine. Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey are both as charming as always. Zellweger is funny and likable as the protagonist, understandable as this is her third film in the role. One of the funniest roles of the film, however, was that of Emma Thompson, whose reactions as a supporting character were great.
So overall, I liked "Bridget Jones's Baby". I thought it was funny, but it wasn't perfect, nor was it a particularly unique film. Fans of the series or genre will likely find enjoyment too.
Bridget Jones's Baby
Big Tuna's Rating: B+
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably.
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