Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016)

Bridget Jones’s Baby
Director: Sharon Maguire
Writer: Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer, Emma Thompson
Based on: Helen Fielding‘s novels
Sequel to: Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Cast: Renée ZellwegerColin FirthPatrick Dempsey, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Sally Phillips, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Shirley HendersonJessica Hynes, Ed Sheeran, Emma Thompson, Celia Imrie
Seen on: 5.11.2016

Bridget (Renée Zellweger) is in her early 40s now, still single, still childless and she’s just been to the funeral of her ex Daniel where she met her other Ex Mark (Colin Firth) who is married now. So it’s a good thing that she’s focusing on her career, even though things aren’t entirely problem-free there. So Bridget needs a break and she catches not one, but two in short succession: First she meets the handsome Jack (Patrick Dempsey) and sleeps with him and then Mark tells her that he’s actually getting divorced and the two reconnect. In bed. But things will never be easy for Bridget: it turns out that she’s pregnant and she really doesn’t know who the father is.

It’s been many years that I saw the first two movies, but I remember them very fondly. And Bridget Jones’s baby was a very worthy successor: superfunny and very sweet.

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Cause Celeb (Helen Fielding)

Cause Celeb is Helen Fielding‘s (of Bridget Jones fame) first novel. [And it’s also my first wikipedia entry. I already changed a couple of things but this time I wrote the whole thing *proudlypatsownshoulder*.]

It’s exactly what you’d expect it to be. It’s funny and entertaining, not really surprising and not really challenging, intellectually (or otherwise, come to think about it).

It’s chick lit, riddled with clichés (but none too disturbing) and with the obligatory happy end. Exactly the kind of thing you need when you don’t want to think.

Plus: It’s got a quote by Douglas Adams on the back.