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Parents' Guide to

Bridget Jones's Baby

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Fun, if racy, sequel reminds us why we love Bridget.

Movie R 2016 122 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 13+

Whut (deliberately spelled that way)

I feel like they shamed her curvier body from the previous two movies (5'4" at 136 lbs. is not fat, she didn't look fat) and as someone who genuinely is overweight but doesn't have the trouble with romance like Bridget complains about, it's quite offensive. Also where her mother turns over a new progressive leaf? It feels she was using all these queer folks and people of color as ornaments, would be much better if Bridget came over and saw her mother chortling obnoxiously with a diverse bunch of people as annoying as she is (that would be better). Bridget Jones's White Feminism (also does Bridget become another run of the mill stay at home mom like her friends?)
age 16+


I have enjoyed all of the Bridget Jones movies and this one was just as great. There are swear words and sex but if your confortable with that kind of thing then you will love this movie.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (6 ):

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!

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