Bridget Jones's Baby
First screened in September 2016
Director: Sharon Maguire. Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Sarah Solemani, Emma Thompson, Kate O'Flynn, Joanna Scanlan, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, Sally Phillips, Shirley Henderson, James Callis, Agni Scott, Celia Imrie, Laura Checkley, Neil Pearson, Patrick Malahide, Ed Sheeran, Enzo Cilenti, Joseph Harmon, Bruce Wang. Screenplay: Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer, and Emma Thompson (based on characters and story points, but no specific novel, by Helen Fielding). Twitter Capsule:
Cares more for its characters than its artform. Duh. But by fan-service standards it's fun, shaggy, and warm.
Very briefly dallies with a free-thinking model of domestic structure. Also unusual as a case of reviving a dormant female-driven franchise. Still, mostly just one for the fans.