This screen adaptation of Graham Swift’s novella about a secret love affair in post WWI England is a misfire on all counts.
A restrained tale of morality and love that ascends to a different level of sadness and sophistication.
The prolonged musical numbers, coupled with uninspiring songs, ultimately prove to be the film’s downfall.
While far better than the original 2008 film on which it’s based, this lackluster musical is a huge letdown.
The original film was a rare one that begged for a sequel and I’m glad we’ve been handed one.
LOUISA: MATT: LOUISA SAYS: I was skeptical about reviewing “Bridget Jones’s Baby” because it seemed like it would be another obnoxious R-rated ode to mommyhood