Movie Monday - Bridget Jones' Baby

Welcome to Movie Monday. On a Monday I pick a movie from the ones I've watched in the last week, and highlight what I think is the film's memorable moment.

This week - Bridget Jones' Baby

"I came to get down. I came to get down. So get out your seats and jump around. Jump around...Jump up, jump up and get down."

Memorable Moment - The hilarious Bridget Jones' Baby opens with a scene familiar to all Bridget fans - she sits in her flat, in her pjs, on her birthday, alone...listening to 'All By Myself'. It's quintessential Bridget Jones and the perfect way to re-introduce the audience to this beloved character after so many years. But then something happens. Bridget tells 'All By Myself' to f* off and she switches the radio to 'Jump Around' by House of Pain. Wine glass in hand, Bridget does indeed jump around her flat, miming the rap lyrics and dancing her cares away.

That's one great opener - it show us the character as we know and love her, but then changes things up to give us an insight into the Bridget Jones she is now - 43 years old, still a spinster, but no longer the star of her own pity party. This is a wiser Bridget, a more confident Bridget, and she's about to give us a laugh-out-loud dose of 'geriatric pregnancy'. If you know Bridget Jones, you know there are all kinds of craziness our hapless heroine can find herself in, especially with a baby on board. I wasn't sure if this sequel would have the Bridget-magic, after all these years, but that opening scene couldn't have been better - it hooked me right from the start and I was happy to spend two more hours with Bridget.


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