Se­quel worth weight

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Film -

POOR Brid­get Jones, ev­ery­one’s favourite mess, is still hope­lessly sin­gle.

It is years later and de­spite fi­nally get­ting down to her goal weight and head­ing a hard news tele­vi­sion pro­gram, she is flirt­ing with spin­ster sta­tus.

It all seems to hit home on her 43rd birth­day.

Her life is plagued with com­pli­ca­tions af­ter a one-night stand with stranger Jack (Pa­trick Dempsey) at a mu­sic fes­ti­val the same week she slept with for­mer flame Mark (Colin Firth), in which one en­counter re­sulted in her preg­nancy.

Be­ing caught be­tween two el­i­gi­ble bach­e­lors is far from un­fa­mil­iar ter­ri­tory for this en­dear­ing char­ac­ter, but the preg­nancy and sub­se­quent hi­lar­i­ous sit­u­a­tions it gets her in make for a sat­is­fy­ing third en­try.

It has been 12 years since Brid­get Jones: Edge of Rea­son was re­leased, but star Renée Zell­weger slips right back into char­ac­ter as if she had only been on hia­tus for a cou­ple of months.

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