There’s nothing quite like meeting up with old friends.

It can be nerve-racking. Who among us hasn’t gotten back in touch with someone only to realize that you should have left the friendship, fond memories and all, in the past?

That’s why it’s such a delightful and, frankly, unexpected treat that reuniting with the crew from Bridget Jones (less one Hugh Grant, who is briefly and amusingly mentioned and then quickly dispensed with) over a decade later is such a joy.

Our beloved Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is a career gal of 43 when we first check in with her – and the times they are a-changin’. Her diary is on an iPad now and she Facetimes, not calls, her kooky mother. She’s still singing Celine Dion, but now it’s mixed with some rapping. Read more…

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