Our Fun Girls Night Out at the Movies with Bridget Jones #BridgetJonesBaby

When Bridget Jones’s Diary came out in 2001, I fell in-love with Bridget. The insecure, clumsy, adorable, life keeps giving me lemons Bridget. I mean how could you not? Then in 2004 we were treated to another dose of Bridget, in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Which left most of us fans wanting more…


Now, twelve whopping years later, we got our wish. The much-anticipated third installment of the Bridget Jones’s franchise “Bridget Jones’s Baby” is in theaters Friday 9/16. The new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding’s heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting.


After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong?

Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch…she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.

Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones and Emma Thompson
Writers: Helen Fielding, Emma Thompson, Dan Mazer
Directed by: Sharon Maguire
Produced by: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward
Executive Producers: Amelia Granger, Liza Chasin

I recently had the pleasure of hosting a fun Girls Night Out that included a trip downtown for pizza, and us attending an advanced screening of Bridget Jones’s Baby. It’s always a good time when get a group of girls together. We had so much fun! The evening, and packed swag bags were sponsored by Universal Pictures. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, then you likely heard all about it.


My thoughts on the movie:
Bridget Jones is back, and with a fun who done it or em, who’s is it kinda twist! Done so well, that I actually found this film to be the most hilarious of the three romantic comedies. In-fact there are a couple of scenes that had me laughing out-loud, and harder than I have during a movie in a good while. Fans of the previous Bridget movies will enjoy a few nostalgic moments, but seeing them is not necessary to enjoy Bridget Jones’s Baby. It totally stands on it’s own. Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth still have plenty of chemistry, but they don’t carry this movie alone. Patrick Dempsey is a great addition, and totally charming. Emma Thompson is also fabulous as Bridget’s doctor. The entire cast brings their A-game, making Bridget Jones’s Baby so much better than I expected. A simply smashing movie. Perfect for a fun girls night out.


Get Your Tickets!
Plan your Girls Night Out at the movies. See Bridget Jones’s Baby in theaters September 16. Get tickets now: http://unvrs.al/BJBTix


Choose your team
After seeing Bridget Jones’s Baby tweet me at @5_dollarshake what you think, and include if you are #TeamJack or #TeamDarcy. I wont giveaway any movie spoilers, but will definitely tweet you back and share which team I am on.

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  1. Liz
    Twitter: yesnofilms

    Definitely a fun night out, and I really enjoyed the movie too. Thanks again for the invite! 🙂

  2. Even though I am a Renee Zellweger fan, I’ve never seen any of the Bridget Jones movies. Maybe we need to rent the first two and be lazy one Saturday then go see the new one Sunday afternoon. I like the sound of that, especially since Patrick Dempsey is in it too!

  3. I saw the first two Bridget Jones movies and they were hilarious. I’m such a Renee Zellweger fan and I’m sure the new movie will be as good or better than the first two. I haven’t seen the movie yet, of course, but I’m sure I’m TeamJack all the way.

  4. I saw tis movie on Monday and loved it. It is hilarious! I hope it does great this opening weekend. And, Renee was a pleasure to meet!

  5. I cannot to go see this movie! It will definitely be a girls night movie! It looks like a lot of fun.

  6. This is definitely a girl’s night movie. It looks like it’s going to be great.

  7. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    I keep hearing that this movie is so funny. I am thinking about seeing it because I have seen the first Bridget Jones movie.

  8. I have yet to see any of the Bridget Jones movies! I keep getting yelled at about it too, lol I may have to make it a day to watch the first two and then this one.

  9. This sounds like such a fun time. A girl’s night out to the movie theater is always a great idea. This really does sound like a fabulous film.

  10. What a super fun girls night out event, I can’t wait to watch this movie. It really sounds like it’s going to be wonderful!

  11. I loved the first movie! I’m always Team Darcy because umm Colin Firth! I need to watch this one!

  12. Angelic Sinova says:

    I remember when Bridget Jones’s Diary first came out. I was in the 4th grade and I saw it with my mom and sister and loved every second of it. The new movie seems so funny.

  13. This looks like a fun movie. She is so adorable ad I am so happy to see her back at making films again.. I hope it is as good as her other two BJ movies.

  14. Jeanine says:

    I am really looking forward to see this one! i adore the other Bridget Jones movies, but this one looks like it will be the best one yet. Looks really great.

  15. I have heard how funny this movie and my sister attended a recent screening. I have also heard that it is better than the other ones.

  16. I am so excited to go and see this movie!! What a fun night out, I can’t decide who’s team I am rooting for!

  17. I am really looking forward to watching this movie! I really think Renee Zellweger did justice to the role. She’s a great actress. Very versatile! I am making a date with my daughter. We’ll have to see this!

  18. Karen Glatt says:

    I still want to see this movie! I like Renee in the movies and Patrick Dempsey is so much fun to watch on the big screen. I am going to see this movie with my sister!

  19. This is one of the films that I’m looking forward to this year. We’ve all been waiting for this for far too long and it’s about time! I really enjoyed the previous films and I’m sure this is going to be awesome!

  20. I remember all the talk about the first Bridget Jones. With all of that I’ve still never seen it. I love funny movies and shows so maybe I will give it a go.

  21. It sounds like you guys had a great night out! I only just found out, that this movie was out, and definitely want to see it!