Bridget Jones's Baby director kept father's identity a secret from cast

Clearly, Bridget Jones's Baby isn't without its fair share of romantic comedy tropes, with the love triangle at the forefront being the most obvious, but what weirdly gives the film a particular edge is what can only be described as its cheekiness.

Yet if Bridget's sexual dry spell is over, her headaches have just begun.

As Bridget Jones discovers her own kind of zen, it makes for a third installment that proves to be v.v. satisfying.

A week later, Bridget is at a christening and guess who's also on the guest list? Not as good as "Bridget Jones's Diary", but better than "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason". Darcy's dry wit is well suited to the more grown-up Bridget Jones's Baby, and his defense of a Pussy Riot-like band pays off in delightfully droll ways. She later manages to rekindle her feelings for Mark.

Actress Renee Zellweger watched birthing videos to prepare for her role in the "Bridget Joness Baby". After all, they have 10 years of history together. Sure, Bridget writes in an iPad instead of a diary now, but the world of Bridget Jones is one of hilarious comedy, yet stark realism.

Jack Quant (Patrick Dempsey), an American tech billionaire who has leveraged his match-making algorithm into a successful dating app, is the ideal new mistake, as opposed to old mistake Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), the fussbudget workaholic lawyer with whom things never worked out. Patrick Dempsey basically reprises his role on the popular TV series "Grey's Anatomy" as the over-eager suitor who has to persuade the reluctant girl to love him back. Who better for Bridget Jones than a man who's sweet, loving, and a millionaire to boot?

Latest in the comeback queue is Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger), the archetypal London single girl of the early 2000s.

Thompson's biting assessments of Bridget's situation are sometimes more fun than the trouble the patient got herself into in the first place. Specifically, two men: Her caddish boss Daniel (Hugh Grant) and Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), an emotionally reserved barrister.

Jack is shown holding Bridget Jones' baby at the wedding, leading the audience to believe that Bridget is marrying Mark but Jack is the father. Who's the dad? And a separate question: Who does Bridget actually want to be with? Seeing her struggle with societal expectations as a 43-year-old makes more sense and is more gratifying than it was in her 30s because there's always been something old-fashioned about Bridget. In other words: They have history. The film begins with Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) living a modestly-fulfilling but lonely life - in her mid-40s, still single, and working as a producer on a television news program. You won't regret taking "Bridget Jones's Baby" out for a spin.

  • Salvatore Jensen