So, I've seen lots of movies this year that are sequels to movies that are old but have developed a cult following. I saw the sequel to Zealander, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Purge, and maybe one more that I can't remember. This is the sequel to Bridget Jones' Diary. So after ten years, Bridget is still friends with Mark Darcy, an attorney who is working on this protest for some goth girls who breached copyright. She's still friends but she's not sure if she loves him. He often seems too boring. Then one day, her friend in the broadcasting business decides to trick her into heading to a big carnival to have some fun and get loose. The next thing you know, she's met a charmer aimed Jack, played by Patrick Dempsey. She isn't able to see him after a quick get-together and shortly after meets up with Mark. Next thing she knows, hence the title of the movie, she's pregnant. The only question is, Who's the father? Who? WHOOOO????!!!!
Now, despite the fact I haven't seen the first movie, I don't think I really need to write an in-depth review because you know what sort of movies you like. But let me give you some nice details anyway. Maybe it was because I was in a good mood, but I was laughing my socks off for the beginning of this film with a startlingly stingy karaoke sequence and some, ahem, flashy humour that really works. There were also some times where my mind wandered and a few times where I wondered why Bridget seemed really attracted to Mark. But how can I dislike a movie that has some of the most hilariously awkward mishaps in the journalism field and doesn't fill up its long running time with endless moments sharing saliva? There are numerous funny moments, especially with Emma Thompson as a wan nurse, but what kept me interested was the question that was always in the air.
I guess one tiny flaw I had with the movie is it was occasionally sort of predictable. We know exactly what Bridget is thinking about when she's with one man or the other. Oh, but while the ending was inevitable, there are at least some very genuine moments, especially between Jack and Mark, something I didn't expect, and there's a twist that suggests a sequel. Maybe I'll see it.
I enjoyed the sense of hard love in this movie because this is a perfect situation that can crash to the floor at any moment and is loosening after every minute, which is more than I can say for Trainwreck. And I wish I could spoil all the crazy moments that made me laugh quite crazy, but to sum it up, if you like chick flicks, you should probably really enjoy this. And I wasn't expecting to enjoy this because there aren't many comedies I can name that I like that are 2 hours long, but you can add this to the short list.