Movie of the Week: Bridget Jones's Baby

Third instalment in genuinely excellent shocker!

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Belated sequels can be a gamble, especially coming a solid 12 years after a dodgy last entry. What a surprise, then, that this third course in the Bridgetiad more than matches 2001’s first entry, and even those immune to its sanitised fantasy London back then might well find themselves going with it this time around. Bridget – Zellweger sparklingly warm as ever – finds herself pregnant, but isn’t sure which knee-trembler caused it – the one with Colin Firth, or the bloke from Grey’s Anatomy? This sliver of a plot is an excuse for a solid cast to bounce off each other (at times literally), and the amiable, good-natured feel easily obscures the more cynical considerations that presumably led to Bridget’s revival. Times & trailer

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