… I do wonder whether it is a good idea to revisit Bridget Jones,
Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth are filming Bridget Jones 3 right now. I absolutely loved the first Bridget Jones film, the second was alright but not so great and now, years later they are filming a 3rd!
I have read the 3rd book, in which Darcy has died 5 years earlier and Bridget is a widow with 2 kids trying to navigate single parenthood, social media, and getting back into the dating game. Obviously, that is not what the Bridget Jones 3 film is about, as Colin Firth’s Darcy is still very much alive and Bridget is pregnant (unless these scenes are flashbacks, but I understand the film plot is different from the book plot anyhow)… Hugh Grant isn’t back in for this 3rd film and Patrick Dempsey from Grey’s Anatomy fame is a new addition to the cast. I wonder whether they have kept Bridget’s friends and parents in this film. I would like that.
Maybe the new film will be OK and I am sure I will go watch it, but there is a doubt niggling there… Bridget 2 was in many ways a rehash of Bridget 1 – I mean, did they really have to relive the fight between Darcy and Daniel Cleaver? It was brilliant in the first film, it felt like a contrived plot twist in the second. I hope 3 will be better than that and won’t be more of the same experiences in new settings… Fingers crossed!