“Bridget Jones’s Baby”: Renee Zellweger excels in 3rd edition
Critics are positively responding to the return of one of Hollywood’s most anticipated series, “Bridget Jones’s Baby.” Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger), a London-based media professional battles all odds- an unexpected pregnancy, celebrity status in this third edition of the most-awaited series.
Renee Zellweger who plays the lead character Helen Fielding role simply excels with her amazing performance by infusing live to the character.
It was also thought that the third Bridget Jones movie has been received with some agitation by fans thinking that if the 12-year gap between the films would leave Renee Zellweger’s middle aged diarist who is struggling to match her 2001 humor.
But Bridget’s latest film has received rave reviews from critics, with some hailing the flick as ‘a bundle of joy’.
The Guardian has described Bridget Jones’s Baby is “a better Bridget than the last movie.” The previous movie was of 2004 –Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
Watch out! As Peter Bradshaw’s reviews, “something resembling a likeable, good-natured one-off TV holiday special”.
Jamie East in The Sun pens,”The third in the Bridget Jones series has everything we love about her films. Nearly all the cast is back, jokes are razor-sharp and cultural references are on point.”
For Hugh Grant’s absence, says Variety’s Catherine Bray reviews, “is certainly felt” in “a mixed bag” that “doesn’t quite hit the heights” of 2001’s Bridget Jones’s Diary.
Screen Daily’s Fionnuala Halligan writes,”Depending on which side of the age divide viewers fall, Bridget Jones’s Baby will either be viewed as charmingly retro or irredeemably irrelevant.”
She further continues, “works best as a nostalgia piece, to help viewers recall where they were in the late 1990s when the world thought it was charming for a woman to be so prettily inept”.
Furthermore, The Hollywood Reporter writes, “There are crisply folded lines, and pleasingly peppery performances from the supporting cast.” she suggests, “there is a splinter of ice… where its beating heart should be” and that “no-one involved is really doing this for that much love”.