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The new Bridget Jones movie vs the book

Here’s how they’re entirely different.

brunch Updated: Apr 28, 2016 17:09 IST

In September this year, we’ll have the threequel we’ve been waiting for. The movie, Bridget Jones’s Baby, isn’t based on Helen Fielding’s Mad About The Boy, the third in the book series. But this is possibly a good thing, because the third book can conceivably become a fourth movie in the future!

Let us explain. Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) was a ditzy 30-something singleton in London who disastrously hooks up with her boss Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) but ends up with the wonderful snob Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). The second book (and movie) is about their relationship.

But now (the third book and the third movie) Bridget is older – but here’s how they’re entirely different:


The Book: Bridget has recently been widowed. She’s in her 50s, raising two adorable kids, learning how to tweet, and is back on the dating scene.

The Movie Trailer: Bridget and Darcy have broken up. She’s in her 40s, meets a new guy, gets knocked up – “there’s at least a 50 percent chance” that Darcy is the father. If he is, it could lead into a fourth film based on the third book.

Mark Darcy

The Book: Is dead – but there’s enough of him in flashbacks

The Movie Trailer: Is an ex she’s presumably still sleeping with

The Other Man

The Book: Is a Bond-like figure. We pictured him as Daniel Craig

The Movie Trailer:Patrick Dempsey plays a McDreamy millionaire

Daniel Cleaver

The Book: Is kind of pathetic, but has redeemed himself, and is now godfather to the kids

The Movie Trailer: Is non-existent. Hugh Grant decided not to do the film

From HT Brunch, April 10, 2016

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