Every day, AlloCiné recommends a film to (re)watch on TV. Tonight: the third installment in the adventures of England’s funniest bachelorette.
In 2001, Sharon Maguire hit hard with her first feature film: the adaptation of Helen Fielding’s “Bridget Jones’s Diary” relating the professional and sentimental adventures of a thirty-year-old “single” woman who is both blue flower, blunderer and terribly endearing.
Carried by the sparkling Renée Zellwegger, this generational romantic comedy was a worldwide success – 281 million dollars in revenue for a budget of 25 million – and became a cult film. A second part, Bridget Jones: The Age of Reason was released in 2004 under the leadership of Beeban Kidron, followed in 2016 by Bridget Jones Baby.
In this third and final installment based on an original screenplay (and not on Helen Fielding’s third novel), Bridget Jones is forty years old. Single again, she focuses more on her career and her friends than on her love life. Until the day she discovers… that she is pregnant!
But from whom? Of her ex, Darcy, always so impeccably interpreted by the British Colin Firth, or of her new lover Jack, played by the American Patrick Dempsey, the famous Doctor Love from Grey’s Anatomy (come to fill the absence of Hugh Grant)?
Fifteen after The Diary of Bridget Jones, Bridget Jones Baby thus comes full circle in a perfect balance between gags and romance orchestrated by the same director.
Bridget Jones Baby by Sharon Maguire with Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey…
Tonight on M6 at 9:10 p.m.