Bridget Jones's Baby begins on Bridget's 43rd birthday, a number she really wants you to forget. She has once again found herself to be single, all of her closest friends getting married and having kids. She is truly alone, spending most of her nights drinking wine and singing along to songs in the comfort of her own home. But everything changes when Bridget goes out to a music festival with a friend from work, Miranda (Sarah Solemani). It's here that she meets Jack (Patrick Dempsey), and the two engage in intimate relations, so to speak. A week later Bridget runs into former lover Mark Darcy, and the two also engage in intimate relations. Now, Bridget is pregnant, and she's rather unsure who the father is.
While it may not have Hugh Grant, or even too much screen time given to a lot of the returning characters, Grant's disappearance works in the film's favour, allowing Patrick Dempsey is step in as a new character named Jack, and he's one of the best aspects about this movie. He's funny, likeable and full of positive energy, allowing every scene he's in to be an absolute blast. He may share most of his screen time with Bridget, but some of his best work comes when sharing the screen with Colin Firth's Mark Darcy, a character we've come to know and love over the course of three movies. The two have a hysterical dynamic going on between them, and they create some of the most memorable moments.
If you're a fan of the Bridget Jones movies, it's you won't be disappointed by this one. It's everything you'd want and so much more, and while it isn't based on a book, unlike the first two movies, it's a story you're not going to want to miss out on, even if it can't help but borrow a handful of plot points from the first films. Full of excitement, ridiculous situations and a once again over the top soundtrack, it's the perfect film for every type of Bridget Jones fan, and even welcomes newcomers along too.