This weekend I finally settled in to watch this movie, having already read the book this one is loosely based upon....and I do say loosely. If you watch this expecting it to be like the book then you are going to be very disappointed. I went in knowing it wouldn't be the same, so I was fine. As always Bridget is her lovely bumbling self, only a bit more grown up and mature this time around. Who is missing, that would be Daniel...but it's okay, they explain why and this gives McDreamy the opportunity to step in and complete the love triangle Bridget always seems to find herself in.
Now, I know there are going to be die-hard Helen Fielding fans up in arms that this movie isn't true to the book but you know what this movie does masterfully do? It actually leaves the potential for another movie open...in order to address the portions of the book that weren't brought into this movie. If you really sit back and think about it after watching it...if you have read the book, you will see exactly what I mean. The portions left out...would actually make a complete separate flick; perhaps that is the intention of the studio? Having wondered that myself and being the curios person I am, I did a bit of research and it seems I'm on to something; there appears to be a fourth film in the works.
Once again we have a very distant Mark Darcy charmingly played by Colin Firth who seems to be learning about how his shortcomings are affecting his life in the long-run and Bridget finds herself continually drawn into situations that have her in just a tad over her head. Now, a well respected television producer, rather than a reporter in a tight skirt sliding down a fireman's pole, she's the one in charge....well, mostly. She does have a real pain of a boss, but her co-workers like and respect her and all of her past friends are around as well, also having matured a bit. Even the foul-mouthed Shaz has a family of her own and has to clean things up a tad.
So, if you are a fan of the past movies, as I have been give this one a go....but as I said, if you have read the book go in with an open mind, it won't be the same and it looks like they will be doing a fourth movie to address those glaring things they didn't include this go-round. I think you'll love this movie as much as I did!