The relatable, crazy character of Bridget Jones, played by Renee Zellweger, has only gone and brought in 37.9 million in just four weeks.
You’d think that Hugh Grant no longer showing an appearance may have turned heads away from the third film. But that isn’t the case at all.
Instead, they insert Patrick Dempsey, a hot-to-trot actor, who plays Jack, that she meets at a festival while she is head to toe in a pool of mud.
Of course, he is the hero to a damsel in distress, and then they go their separate ways as strangers again.
Being a typical rom-com, she accidentally stumbles into his fancy tent under the influence of lots of alcohol, and one thing leads to another.
The unrealistic representations of fate in romantic films like these is inevitable.
Viewers are pulled in to their romance, wondering whether Mark Darcy, played by Colin Firth, will be left in the dark from now on.
Instead, she manages to sleep with both men within the short space of two days, and the main wonder of the film leaves you hanging on the edge of your seats.
Who is the father? Who will effectively be the best father for her child?
It keeps you wondering these questions up until the end of the film.
The film skips to a year later, where you are, of course, shown a happy ending.
That is until a twist is featured right in the last minute, suggesting a possible next film.
So how has Bridget Jones’ Baby brought in so many consumers?
With the past two films making commercial history, including the first film ‘Bridget Jones Diary’ making over a whopping $280 million worldwide, it’s not surprising that the national rom-com would spark popularity.
The truth is that every woman, particularly those who are single, relate to her in some way or another.
She completely identifies with daily embarrassment, dealing with men (typically more than one man to add drama), and not feeling good enough.
All women who ever felt alone in their feelings are given confirmation that they aren’t alone at all.
It delivers a counter to society’s idea that not being ‘perfect’ is fine.
The light-hearted, bubbly mood it portrays will definitely leave you with a smile on your face!