Bridget Jones's Baby – 25 reasons why we still love her…

Bridget Jones… C’est moi! No, that’s not me! Or kind of… To many women, she is an example. Maybe not an example, but at least a modern heroine.

So when I was invited to go and see Bridget Jones’s Baby with a plus one (really feeling like a VIP saying that), I dropped it all.

I ditched Baba with Grumpy Boyfriend, tarted myself a little bit more again and off we went! I got in a taxi to the Greenwich Millennium Leisure Park and party time for Frenchie Mummy!

Don’t feel sorry for Grumpy Boyfriend. It was my first ever girls’ night out since Baba’s birth. And it was not like I did it large! I was home by 11pm.

He didn’t struggle too much anyway. He called his auntie to help him and look after the baby for him. She must have thought that I was the worst mum on the planet, abandoning my 8 months old baby to a clueless man for more than 4 hours! But never mind; I wanted to have fun.

I could not say no, because Bridget Jones, c’est la référence.

You are all with me on this ladies, right?

She is the real deal:

  • She drinks and smokes too much
  • She eats a lot of food
  • She counts the calories
  • She kissed a couple of toads before meeting le Prince Charmant
  • She is clumsy
  • She is rubbish at cooking
  • She wears very short skirts
  • Her mum is a bit of a maniac
  • She falls in love with an asshole
  • Then she falls in love again with a grumpy man (but he happens to be the one!)
  • She loves writing a diary
  • She experiences some fashion fails

Mais oui, c’est moi!!!

So, you would have understood it. I love her. No. Let’s be honest! I love Mark Darcy.

Can I tell you a secret? I always had a little (a massive!!!) crush on Colin Firth. I love his character. He is the perfect one. Cold, posh, taciturn, but yet, he is romantic (he goes out in the snow to get Bridget a new diary when she said he was the worst man ever) and a hero (he saved her from jail in the second movie, remember?).

I wish it was me…and Grumpy Boyfriend!!!

So now, I suppose you want to know all about my fabulous night with Colin, right? Oh no, pardon! He was not there.

But that’s ok. Because Frenchie Mummy had a fantastic night. Thanks to Carousel PR, we started off the night with some drinks and appetisers at Prezzo.

We then headed off to Pizza Hut Restaurant where I had way too much food! Olives, cheese, wine, pizza, more wine, more pizza, more drinks!

The party was going on! Eventually, we ended up at the Odeon Cinema to watch le film!!!!

I am sorry if you were expecting a full review of the movie. It clearly didn’t happen. I got a bit carried away. I started thinking about Colin Firth, and then all the food and the wine I had that night… So I got a bit distracted, to say the least.

How can you resist?! 

All you need to know is that the movie is great! If you liked the two others, you will love it! Yes, Bridget Jones is getting older but surely not wiser! Thank god for that! That’s the way we love her!

Here are 10 reasons to go and see the movie, in case you still want to know:

  • Colin Firth
  • Colin Firth
  • Colin Firth

Pardon! I got a bit confused again… More seriously. The movie is the perfect girls’ night out:

  • the story is funny
  • there is a cute baby in it
  • there are 2 handsome men too (it’s always a bonus…)
  • all the characters from the previous episodes are back
  • Emma Thompson is in it and her character is awesome!
  • Bridget’s sense of humour is fully intact
  • I can’t help but love her!
  • It will remind you of the good old times (you know, the ones when you imagined yourself as a Bridget Jones. Admit it! We all did it…)
  • A lot of good comic actors are in it (you know how proud you are when you see an actor in a movie and you can say what they played in before? Well, I had that feeling many times!)
  • A rom-com is always good, especially when you are a mummy!

So what are you waiting for? Call an old friend you have not seen for too long (being too busy at being a super maman) and book your tickets now! You won’t regret it. I promise! I loved it so much that I put the two first movies on our LoveFilm list for Grumpy Boyfriend and I to watch them again! Don’t tell him. He is not aware of it yet!


I would like to say a massive thank you to Carousel PR for organising and inviting me to see Bridget Jones’s Baby.  My plus one was well impressed. She is now convinced that I am a kind of a star…

Dear PR agencies, if you are reading this post right now and you like it beaucoup, Frenchie Mummy can certainly oblige and write something as fabuleux as this for the brands or companies that you represent. Feel free to contact me and invite me to other wonderful events (especially if Colin Firth is attending). I can’t wait to leave Baba with Grumpy Boyfriend  and have fun like I am 20 years old again!

Yours sincerely forever (or at least as long as I keep blogging…)

Did you really think I would put a picture of me dressed up as a sexy bunny? You are so naughty…

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  1. September 30, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Ahhh I missed out on this – I also had an invite but unlucky for me my childcare dropped out last minute. It sounds like you had a fantastic well deserved night out!! 🙂

    • thefrenchiemummy
      September 30, 2016 / 9:19 pm

      Oh no! I would have met you for real!!!!! Next time for sure! xxx

      • October 1, 2016 / 10:42 am

        I know right?! Next time for sure ?

        • thefrenchiemummy
          October 1, 2016 / 11:15 am

          yes! I want to meet you! x

          • October 7, 2016 / 9:53 pm

            Same here (with you I mean lol) The Greenwich Mummy meets The Frenchie Mummy sounds wicked! 🙂

  2. October 1, 2016 / 9:07 am

    Haha colin firth colin firth colin firth. Not obsessed at all Frenchie Mummy?! I saw this film last weekend with a mummy friend and we laughed all the way through. I thought it was the best one of the 3. What a great PR invite & Prezzo too. Yum yum. On the food & Colin Firth 😉 xx

    • thefrenchiemummy
      October 1, 2016 / 11:14 am

      yeah Coln Firth!!!!! Sorry. Thanks for reading x

  3. October 1, 2016 / 11:31 am

    I cannot wait to see this film! Brilliant post – it sounds like you had a great time!


  4. October 1, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    I so need to watch this film, I loved the others and I too have a little crush on Colin Firth! I need to find the time to go and see this and make a real date of it with the girls. #justanotherlinky

  5. October 1, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    My mummy is a it like Bridget Jones! We can’t wait to see the film. Looks very funny #JustAnotherLinky

  6. October 2, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    Confession – I skimmed this because I really want to go and see it and didn’t want any spoilers but I promise to pop back and let you know what I thought of the film. Can’t agree more with your list though – she’s a scatter-brained legend! #justanotherlinky

    • thefrenchiemummy
      October 2, 2016 / 5:52 pm

      hahah, I don’t really give anything buut that’s ok. It’s not a real review. It’s just me blabla bla about it and Colin Firth,…

  7. October 3, 2016 / 7:40 am

    I love her. I am her. I even have my own little Bridget style monologue going on in my head most of the time! I’m going to see this tomorrow night with my bestie and I’m so excited I could squeak. Not only will I be spending the evening with Colin but with a side of Patrick too!! *swoon*. Loved reading this! 🙂 #marvmondays xx

    • thefrenchiemummy
      October 3, 2016 / 7:45 am

      hahah. I felt exactly like you! Enjoy xx

  8. Muma on the Edge
    October 3, 2016 / 8:52 am

    You do make me laugh!
    This sounds like a great evening out- I just adore Bridget, and of course have often documented the many ways we are basically the exact same person.
    I haven’t seen the film yet, but dying to.
    So glad you enjoyed it.
    Big love,
    ‘Lyndsey Firth.’

    • thefrenchiemummy
      October 3, 2016 / 11:57 am

      love the linky #inmydreams . Is Colin Firth part of it? ? xx

  9. October 3, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    Ooooh I really want to see this!!! I remember going to see the 2nd one at the cinema with my mum and we laughed all the way through! #MarvMondays

  10. October 3, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    Sounds like you had a great night out. this is definitely one to watch with the girls. I really hope I get to watch it #MarvMondays

  11. October 3, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    I love your non-review reviewing style! I can’t wait to see Bridget 😀 xx #marvmondays

  12. October 3, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    I’m dying to see this, I love Bridget Jones! Though I am more excited about Dr McDreamy being in it that Colin Firth I’m afraid! 😉 #MarvMondays

  13. October 4, 2016 / 1:15 am

    I’m so excited to see this too! I read the books before I watched the movies and I’ve always loved her! I need to channel my inner singleton 😉

  14. October 4, 2016 / 8:22 am

    What a fab night out. All the food and a movie, perfect! Sounds pretty good for Pizza Hut too! I’m still waiting to see it, woe is me with nobody to see it with. Thanks for sharing and joining us for #marvmondays.

    • thefrenchiemummy
      October 4, 2016 / 9:28 am

      You will like it I am sure! Thanks for your lovely comments and well done for beig the new host of #marvmondays! YOu are the perfect team x

  15. debsrandomwritings
    October 4, 2016 / 9:38 am

    Hi Cecile, I’ve just preordered the book, so I am hoping it’s as fun as the previous Bridget Jone’s Diaries. It will probably be ages before we get the film showing over on our tiny little island. I swear they’ve only just finished showing The Polar express!

    Olives? In Pizza Hut? Things are getting posh there! I’d love to try a cheese stuffed crust pizza!…


  16. theirishbabyfairy
    October 6, 2016 / 8:21 am

    A perfect girls night out without the hangover the next morning! I loved this film too, also a fan of the moody Colin Firth and loved McDreamy too. Hope Grumpy Boyfriend enjoys watching reruns of the first 2 Bridget Jones films! #SharingtheBlogLove

  17. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    October 6, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    I’ve still not managed to see it yet, boo! Both my mum and my sister went without me! I hear it’s even better than the first one though, I can’t wait, I love a bit of Bridget (and also, obviously, Colin Firth!) Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

  18. October 6, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Oh i love Bridget Jones. So excited for it to come out on DVD so I can watch it
    Thank you for linking up to #justanotherlinky

  19. October 7, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    I loved the film, it had the whole cinema laughing out loud! You can’t beat a bit of Bridget to cheer you up. Sounds like a fab night! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  20. October 7, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    Love Colin Firth too! Can’t wait to watch the film now! #sharingthebloglove

  21. Kim Styles
    December 3, 2016 / 12:22 pm

    All of the Bridget Jones films are great. sometimes sequels lack somthing but not this one. Every girl has a bit of Bridget in her character -it is so clever

    • Cecile Blaireau
      December 3, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      haha I think you are right on so many points. Thanks for reading x

  22. Jeannette
    March 9, 2017 / 10:31 am

    So right! I love Bridget and I love Colin Firth! He is the perfect man. Just love the last movie. Cried a (little) bit, it was so sweet.

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