Become a Premium Member | Only $2 a month

► You're making sure we survive
► Exclusive previews
► No more ads


Bridget Jones's Baby [2016] [R] - 7.4.7



Although our site is very popular, the current economic climate has reduced our revenues just when we need extra security to prevent attacks from hackers who don't like what we do. If you think what we do is worthwhile, please donate or become a member.


Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

 [more »]

Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
1 to 10


» Official Site
» IMDb Listing

Crushed after a breakup with the love of her life (Colin Firth), a 43-year-old woman (Renée Zellweger) decides to concentrate on her career, but she meets a new man (Patrick Dempsey), while also rekindling the romance with her ex and when she becomes pregnant she doesn't know which man is the father. Also with Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Sarah Solemani and Emma Thompson. Directed by Sharon Maguire. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Gaelic and what sounds like a French dialect, both without translation. [2:03]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A woman has a one-night-stand with each of two men a few nights apart: The drunken woman (please see the Substance Use category for more details) stumbles at night into a yurt and removes her blouse to reveal a tight-fitting tank top that reveals cleavage and tight cutoff shorts and when a light comes on we see a man in bed (his bare chest is shown), she yelps, but agrees to have sex with the man and we see the couple on the bed with him tangled in sheets as they kiss passionately several times and he reaches under her tank top and caresses her breasts (which we do not see and sex is implied); days later, another man and the woman in a dark bedroom, kiss passionately and fall onto a bed and we see the couple as he unzips the back of her dress and then we see them nude under sheets (we see their bare shoulders and his upper chest and sex is implied).
 Four women during a TV interview on a street pull open their blouses and flash bare breasts and nipples into the lens as we see their initials in black between their breasts. A still image of four nearly nude men appears behind a woman and we see bare chests, shoulders, arms, and abdomens above skimpy tight fitting briefs and a quick close-up of an erection, inside the briefs on one man. Six men are seen on a wall-sized TV screen behind a woman speaker as they turn and lower their trousers, mooning the camera and showing all of their bare buttocks; the woman clicks a remote to change the scene, but the image gets bigger and freezes. A man at home sits on a toilet and we see his bare chest through the door. A photo of a man wearing knee-shorts with bare chest, and abdomen showing is seen on a cell phone. A man removes his shirt to dive into a pool to save a coughing woman. Six women wear swimsuits that bare some cleavage are seen in a pool scene. Several women wear tight-fitting yoga pants and slim jeans with tops that reveal cleavage. A woman wears torn stockings with a thigh-length top in a background shot, where four women writhe while using hula hoops at a music festival. A woman wearing cutoff shorts is lifted above a crowd in a club tent, revealing her full bare thighs in close-up. Women wearing tight-fitting tank tops that reveal cleavage and tight-fitting yoga pants are seen in an exercise class using step machines as a male instructor calls them "sexy bitches" and shoots a large water-gun over them all. A man looks at a woman's behind in a long, tight skirt as she bends away from the camera. A flashback shows a woman answering the door to a male guest and she is dressed only in a mid-thigh length apron; we see her bare back, buttocks and upper thighs from behind.
 A man kisses a woman on the top of the head in two scenes. A woman and a man kiss each other on both cheeks. A man kisses a woman on the cheek in front of her boyfriend. A married man tries to kiss a woman, she pulls back, he says he is getting a divorce, and then they kiss for several seconds; later, they hold hands. A bride and a groom kiss in close-up for several seconds and a gay couple kisses in a pew. A man asks to move in with a woman and she declines, leaving to find her old boyfriend and she finds him (he was to divorce his wife) entering his wife's apartment and thinks they have reconciled.
 We see a plastic bag full of pregnancy tests that a woman bought and she sits in a washroom stall where we see a close-up of her face only while outside the stalls, we hear some urination and a flush; we see a close-up of a pregnancy test that says "pregnant." We see the image of a swimming sperm on a laptop screen.
 During three fetal sonograms, we see the sensor slide across gel on a bare abdomen that becomes progressively larger in each scene. A doctor performs a sonogram on a pregnant woman for two different men, pretending that each is the father; in the last such scene, one man tells the doctor that the men know about each other.
 A woman on a TV show asks a man if his sperm is viable and if he can have children; he says that he thinks so. A woman on a TV show asks an Asian guest about sexual deviates and sex torture in his country, but he says he cannot answer the questions. At a closed-casket church funeral of a playboy, a dozen of his female sex partners sit in a pew; a woman goes to the podium and says, "He was a man who touched us all, including me." A woman tells two men that she had sex with both of them and apologizes; one man looks distraught and leaves. A pregnancy exercise coach mistakes two men and a woman as a gay couple and their surrogate; one of the men plays along, rubbing the other man's arm and holding his hand, and he later calls the other man "My little tea cup."
 A man tells another man, "When we got it on, I wasn't dressed for the occasion" (implying no condom). A woman tells her adult daughter, "After 23 hours of labor, I've never been the same down there." A man tells his adult daughter that he is not sure she is his biological daughter, since he had been sexually active with several women. A woman sees her daughter pregnant with a moderately swollen belly and asks if she had a three-way; the daughter denies that. A DJ at a kids' birthday party speaks a phrase in what may be a French dialect, or he may be drunk and speaking slurred cockney and a mother quickly puts her hands over her young son's ears. A woman carries 10-year-old biodegradable condoms in her purse and she asks a girlfriend, "Sell-by dates don't mean anything, do they?" A man tells a woman that they'll send filthy texts to each other; he sends one (we do not see it) and she says that she wouldn't do that on a second date, and he asks, "Why not? You let me do it on the first date." A man speaks of a protest as "menstruation castration liberation."

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A woman in labor cries and screams several times, cursing and punching one man in the eye (no damage is visible as he yelps), and she bites another man on the wrist during a contraction (we see the red bite wound and a bandage wrapped around the wrist later); we hear crying off-screen and the men rush into the birthing room to see a baby with a little slime in his hair.
 A woman walks into a street, dazed, and dodges a van before being struck. A man throws his cell phone out a window and a male voice shouts off-screen as if he is struck by the phone. A pizza delivery driver in a three-wheel vehicle crowds a man and a pregnant woman into his cart and they rush toward the hospital causing another man and a woman to run out of its swerving path.
 A pregnant woman goes to an ATM, it eats her card, and she leaves her purse in the kiosk that locks when she leaves; we see her sitting on her apartment steps nearby until morning when a man punches through a pane of door glass after wrapping his fist in a scarf, and lets her into her home as the woman gasps that her water must have broken.
 Two men carry a pregnant woman in labor down a street, toward a hospital, complaining of the weight as she gasps; the men carry her into an ER, getting stuck momentarily in a revolving door, and then they lay her on the intake counter, dump her into a wheelchair and a nurse wheels her away as she gasps and groans. A woman in labor props herself on knees and elbows as two men rub her back.
 A doctor brings out a foot-long amniocentesis needle and her patient gets up from a gurney and walks out. A doctor reaches under a pregnant woman's long gown with rubber gloves on, saying that she is going in; men in attendance grimace and turn away, but we cannot see anything and the doctor says they should leave because the birth may look gory. We hear whooshing and a heartbeat during a sonogram and we later see three more, silent sonograms.
 A large group of women shout and carry protest placards for women's rights, blocking a street. A man says that another man committed genocide when he ordered 10,000 of his own people killed. Four women political refugees stand in a courtroom and shout chants against a tyrannical government. A man shouts loudly several times at another man.
 A pregnant woman becomes gradually bigger in the belly, causing her to limp, waddle and breathe heavily.
 A woman bangs her hip hard on a chair while walking across a TV stage and keeps talking. A woman wearing light colored slacks and long-sleeved top falls prone and onto her face in deep mud. A woman loses an entire Wellington boot in deep mud and leaves it. After drinking heavily, a woman staggers drunkenly and talks loudly and another drunkenly walks inside a large plastic "hamster ball" banging into and knocking down three porta-potties.
 A woman opens her refrigerator and finds a moldy lemon, a leaf of limp lettuce and some debris. A woman vomits into a trash can below the frame and we hear retching but see no vomit. Three emoji on a cellphone have streams of green vomit coming from their mouth.

PROFANITY 7 - About 38 F-words and its derivatives (including a young girl shouting "Where the [F-word deleted] were you" across a filled church sanctuary), 1 obscene hand gesture, 29 sexual references, 1 scatological term, 18 anatomical terms, 10 mild obscenities, name-calling (crazy, lunatic, fool, deluded, prostitute, slutty, whore, weirdos), exclamations (heck, gee, gosh), 26 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Oh Christ, Christ, Oh God, God, Jesus, Oh Jeez, Thank God, Good God). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A woman on TV news says that binge drinking is dangerous, a woman drinks a glass of wine alone at home and later drinks from a vodka bottle, two women chug a cocktail each at several kiosks at a music festival, we see glasses of beer and martinis as well as short glasses of unknown alcohol drinks consumed by two women (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details), a few men and women hold glasses of beer and cocktails in a bar scene, a man orders a double whiskey and a woman takes a glass of wine away at a bar, a TV studio reception shows magnum bottles of champagne on tables and a woman holds a glass of the wine, we see a few glasses of wine in the background of a child's party, three glasses of wine are seen untouched in front of diners at a café table, a woman and two men drink small glasses of what looks like lemon juice and may be alcohol in a café, a bride walks through grass while carrying a one-year-old boy and a glass of champagne, and a woman researches the Internet for the possibility that her infant will be born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. A woman says that she gave up smoking, and a man tells a woman that he wants to start smoking (no smoking is shown).

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Relationships, compatibility, computerized matchmaking, love, sex, trust, commitment, disappointment, multiple sex partners, dangers of binge drinking, pregnancy and childbirth, single parenthood, career-life balance, competition at work, working for a younger boss, insecurities, men fighting over a woman, finding happiness.

MESSAGE - Motherhood can be a joy at any age, especially when you find your true love.

Special Keywords: S7 - V4 - P7 - MPAAR

Our Ratings Explained

Tell Friends About Our Site

Become a Member

A CAVEAT: We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and some of our early standards were not as stringent as they are now. We therefore need to revisit many older reviews, especially those written prior to 1998 or so; please keep this in mind if you're consulting a review from that period. While we plan to revisit and correct older reviews our resources are limited and it is a slow, time-consuming process.

INAPPROPRIATE ADS? We have little control over ads since we belong to ad agencies that serve ads automatically; a standing order should prevent provocative ads, but inappropriate ads do sneak in.
What you can do



Become a member: You can subscribe for as little as a couple of dollars a month and gain access to our premium site, which contains no ads whatsoever. Think about it: You'll be helping support our site and guarantee that we will continue to publish, and you will be able to browse without any commercial interruptions.


Tell all your friends: Please recommend to your friends and acquaintances; you'll be helping them by letting them know how useful our site is, while helping us by increasing our readership. Since we do not advertise, the best and most reliable way to spread the word is by word-of-mouth.


Alert local & national media: Let major media know why you trust our ratings. Call or e-mail a local newspaper, radio station or TV channel and encourage them to do a story about our site. Since we do not have a PR firm working for us, you can be our media ambassadors.

Copyright © 1992- Critics. All rights reserved. "Kids-In-Mind™" and "Movie Ratings That Actually Work™" are Service Marks of Critics. For legal queries please see our Terms of Use; for comments or questions see our contact page.