Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget Jones's Baby

Sharon Maguire (2016)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Over a decade after Miss Jones said "yes" to her Mr Darcy, she is alone, again, in a total hoot of a threequel. Renée Zellweger reprises her Oscar-nominated role with gusto, as Bridget celebrates her 43rd birthday with a cupcake and plenty of wine, older but no wiser despite putting her newsroom career first for a change. Anchorwoman gal pal (Sarah Solemani, doing an outrageously saucy take on Fiona Bruce) urges her to get "dirty" at a music festival and, after bunking up with Patrick Dempsey's suave American, Bridget is reordering priorities again. But, whoops, unresolved issues with Darcy (Colin Firth, stoic as ever) means she doesn't know who the daddy is when she gets pregnant. Helen Fielding's third Bridget Jones novel had fans up in arms, so director Sharon Maguire (who made her big-screen debut with Bridget Jones's Diary in 2001) works instead from a script based on Fielding's 2005 columns for The Independent. Fielding also shares screenwriting credit with Emma Thompson (rib-tickling as Bridget's doctor) and Dan Mazer (Borat), who bring a more satisfying mix of dry wit and slapstick than 2004's The Edge of Reason. Even if the machinations of the plot are unlikely, Bridget's insecurities about impending motherhood and her career are relatable, and the film itself is a bundle of joy.


Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch - she can only be 50 per cent sure of the identity of her baby's father after a pair of one-night stands. Is the dad old flame Mark Darcy or US dating guru Jack Qwant? Comedy sequel, starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson and Sally Phillips.

Cast & Crew

Bridget Jones Renée Zellweger
Mark Darcy Colin Firth
Jack Qwant Patrick Dempsey
Bridget's dad Jim Broadbent
Bridget's mum Gemma Jones
Dr Rawling Emma Thompson
Miranda Sarah Solemani
Shazzer Sally Phillips
Jude Shirley Henderson
Tom James Callis
Una Alconbury Celia Imrie
Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran
Fergus Julian Rhind-Tutt
Cathy, makeup lady Joanna Scanlan
Richard Finch Neil Pearson
George Wilkins Patrick Malahide
Jeremy Darren Boyd
Magda Jessica Stevenson
Woney Dolly Wells
Director Sharon Maguire
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: SwearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 16 Sep 2016
Comedy Arts