Why is Bridget Jones’s Baby good? Well, not only did I genuinely laugh out loud on several occasions, but I also left feeling warm and happy. It wasn’t just because I had the pleasure of watching Colin Firth on screen for over two hours, there was more. Renee Zellweger was as charming as ever, but for some reason, the soft lines around her eyes made her so much more relatable. In fact, all of the principal cast members were well over 45, making it a welcome change to recent films that are ramming doe-eyed millennial darlings down our throats.
The film was brought to the screen by a fiercely talented tribe of women in Sharon Maguire as director, Emma Thompson and Helen Fielding as screenwriters. This film was more like an invitation to come along for a giggle with the ladies, rather than a painful male’s best guess at what makes women laugh.
While Bridget Jones’s Baby will not crack AFI’s 10 best films of all time, it will leave a Gal with a grin and a spring in her step.
After all, they did give Colin Firth a lot of screen time.
Bridget Jones’s Baby premieres in cinemas September 16.