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Monday, August 29, 2016

How Are You *Really* Feeling About This BRIDGET JONES'S BABY Movie?

Ever since the tasteless Variety piece that suggested Renée Zellweger's alleged plastic surgery is a detriment to her acting ability--lighting a fire under PC cultural critics everywhere--the conversation shifted from the fact that there's an unwanted sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary to Zellweger's being unjustifiable prey to misogynistic male writers. And while it's an important topic to discuss in an open forum like social media, it's gotten hard to tell whether folks are actually interested in BRIDGET JONES'S BABY. Will the PC police watch it just to support Zellweger's face or are we actually looking forward to the movie? Like, seriously.

I'll go first. I'm not really checking for this movie, despite being a fan of Zellweger's work (though I'm really only talking about Jerry Maguire and Empire Records here). And I never really cared for the Bridget Jones series. Patrick Dempsey and Colin Firth vying for the paternity of their beloved unborn child as the main premise? I'll pass. But, you know, those are psyched about this, please enjoy on my behalf.

I'll do you one even better. Universal Pictures just released a few new images from the film, to further whet your appetite. Check 'em out:

And here's the synopsis: 

Oscar® winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world's favorite singleton in Bridget Jones's Baby. Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones's Diary), the new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding's heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting.

After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones's (Zellweger) "happily ever after" hasn't quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong?

Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch...she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father. 

Be honest. Are you excited to watch BRIDGET JONES'S BABY? It hits theaters September 16. 


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