(This review may contain spoilers).
I’ve seen bits and pieces of previous Bridget Jones movies, but I found myself really engaged with this one. Bridget was really easy to empathise with… even though I did find myself cringing at a lot of the things that happened with her.
It was good to see Bridget had chemistry with both Mark and Jack. I could understand how she got caught up with not sure who was the father… and being unwilling to tell either of them the truth. I liked the fact that there was a lot of conflict there; and there were some very amusing scenes with the three of them.
I also liked seeing Bridget’s relationship with the other characters, even though I didn’t recognise all of the connections between them. I did really like her friendship with Miranda… though I wasn’t sure how it had formed. Even so, I found myself laughing outright during one of their first scenes together.
There were some occasions when I felt the time moved very quickly and I thought a bit more could have been shown, even though I understand it would have made the movie a lot longer.
I didn’t really know what to make of Alice. I wasn’t sure if she was ruthless and didn’t care… or if she was just trying to do her job, which meant she had to be ruthless.
I did like seeing Emma Thompson’s cameo and I did find those scenes to be quite amusing. I did feel quite sympathetic towards Bridget from the start and it was good to see how she developed the protective instincts towards her baby.
I also liked seeing Bridget’s relationship with her parents and how supportive her father was… though I didn’t really like her mother much until towards the end of the movie.
I did find this movie entertaining and amusing to watch and I really liked the ending. I do think it’s necessary to know the background before watching this movie, though.