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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
If you're true to yourself and stay grounded in who you are, then no problem, no matter how tricky, can overwhelm you.
Positive Role Models
Bridget is sometimes awkward, often impulsive, and has been known to make bad decisions. But she's also kind, good-hearted, and true to herself. Mark is sometimes uncommunicative and slow to respond to situations. But he's a man of integrity and commitment. Jack may be overconfident and too slick and charming, but he has good intentions and is open to experiences.
Violence & Scariness
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Adults are shown in bed, their backs bare, clearly in the middle of sex. Women bare their breasts in front of a TV camera. Adults make sexual innuendoes in front of kids, plus references to orgies and gang-bangs. In one scene, a group of men bares their backsides; a photo of the moment is frozen onscreen.
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Frequent use of words including "f--k," "s--t," "hell," "a--hole," "c--k," "d--k," and "t-ts," as well as British swear words like "bugger" and "bollacks."
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Products & Purchases
Brand names seen/mentioned include iPhone, Samsung, Volkswagen, ClearBlue, Tinder, Starbucks, and Instagram.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Frequent drinking. Characters sometimes drink alone, sometimes with friends. Wine and cocktails are definitely in play in several scenes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Bridget Jones's Baby is cut from the same fun, if somewhat raunchy, cloth as the previous two installments in the Bridget Jones saga. Stars Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth return and are joined by Patrick Dempsey. Expect lots of swearing (including "f--k" and "s--t") and drinking, as well as a sex scene, racy innuendo, and partial nudity (bare backs, bottoms, and breasts -- usually played for laughs). The plot also revolves around a pretty mature situation -- a woman gets pregnant and isn't sure who the father is. All of that adds up to a comedy that's very entertaining but best for older teens and adults. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This "threequel" may be cheesy and sentimental, but it's also a joy. From the moment we glimpse pajama-clad Bridget singing the familiar tune of "All By Myself" on her couch, we're reminded of just how much we missed her. One thing that this series has always gotten right is Bridget herself. She's always appealing, even when she makes the worst mistakes, because she's open, vulnerable, warm, and relatable, all at once. Zellweger ably leads the charge, flanked by Firth, who's still as Darcy as they come, and Dempsey in the newly created role of American Jack Qwant (while he's no Daniel, he nearly fills the hole left by Grant).
We won't spoil the ending, but let's just say there's plenty here for Bridget's many fans to celebrate. Bridget Jones's Baby knows how to please its audience, and not just through call-backs to songs and scenes from the earlier films. The script, co-written by Emma Thompson (who also co-stars and is hilarious as a tart-tongued doctor), is smart, sassy, and, most importantly, willing to have fun -- just like Bridget. A warm welcome back to our flawed and fabulous heroine!
Did we miss something on diversity?
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