Box Office Mom: Bridget Jones's Baby

Bridget Jones is back and this time she has a baby! Our Box Office Mom Jackie Solberg saw "Bridget Jones's Baby" and is here now with her review from a parent's perspective.

Rating: 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets

Release Date: September 16, 2016

MPAA Rating: R

Best Age Group: 17+

Sexual Content: Excessive

Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild

Crude or Profane Language: Excessive

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

Will Teens Like It? Yes

Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger ) is 43 years old and single. She's always wanted to meet Mr. Right and have a family though that hasn't happened yet so she's making the best of her life. She has a wonderful career as a producer for the successful television news magazine Sit-Up Britain, she owns a small flat in London, and she's finally reached her ideal weight! However, all that changes when she meets a handsome American named Jack (Patrick Dempsey). In a drunken stupor Bridget ends up spending the night with him. Six days later she runs into her former love Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and has a romantic evening with him as well.  Three months later when Bridget can't zip her jeans she discovers that she's pregnant. Who's the father...Jack, the handsome American man, or Mark Darcy,  her once true love?


Talking Points:

Sexual Content: Excessive

   •     We see Bridget in bed with each of her men. We see her wearing only a bra (the camera not showing below her waist).

   •     There are sexual references discussing threesomes, virility, fertility and female body parts.

   •     A group of woman lift up their shirts and we see a message written on each of their breasts.

   •     A group of men moon a television camera. We see their exposed butts.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild

   •     During labor, Bridget slugs a character in the face.

Crude or Profane Language: Excessive

   •     We hear the f-word numerous times throughout the film. We also hear "sh-t," "a--," "b--ch," "d--n," and "h--.

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

   •     We see Bridget drinking alcohol before she's pregnant.

   •     We see a character doing a shot of whiskey.

   •     Characters are shown smoking cigarettes.

Will Teens Like It? Yes

   •     I interviewed  three 16 year old girls who loved it. They are fans of Patrick Dempsey.

   •     This is an R rated film which means that kids under 17 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Overall Bridget Jones’s Baby is a fun and entertaining film. Parents need to be aware of the excessive sexual content and profane language throughout the film.

Courtesy: Jackie Solberg,

(© 2016 WZZM)


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