I warn you: this post contains spoilers about the film, so don’t read if you are interested of keeping the mystery intact until you see the movie!
The other day, I found again two tickets for the cinema, that I was looking for the other weekend, when we wanted to watch a movie we both were interested in. I didn’t find the tickets for this occasion, so we renounced and staid at home. But this week: victory! The tickets reappeared. Since they may not be so many weekends left until the baby comes, we thought it was better to go to the movie now, even if the choice was not very extended. A lots of Xmas-things, scary movies and The baby of Bridget Jones. M is not a fan of comedy and I found the others Bridget Jones pathetic, so you see the odds.
I gave the film a 6 of 10 points, which is much better than the 3 I had ready in my pocket after watching the trailer. Quick for the story: Bridget sleeps with two guys in a short period of time and gets pregnant and she doesn’t know who is the father. The film is the story of her pregnancy until the baby is born.
But now to the points: was it realistic, based on pregnant facts?
- How she discover that she is pregnant? She is getting “fat” and a colleague suggests she may take a pregnancy test. Credibility: 2/10. Before to feel fat, you first discover that you don’t have your period, unless you take these mini-pills as contraceptive method. The mini-pills often make that you don’t bleed anymore when it should be the time of your period. (For the record for those who are not familiar with women contraception: if you take P-pill and bleed at regular intervals, it’s not real period but fake ones since the ovulation is stopped by the pill). Back on the mini-pill: if she gets pregnant by two tries, separated with 5 days while being under contraception, it’s really bad luck. Plus the fact that she is 43 years old. So no more than 2 for this point.
- She throws up in a garbage at work within the first 12 weeks. Credibility : 8/10. The only thing that stops me to give a ten is that not all women feel sick during the pregnancy but a lot does. I felt sick the first three months, but never threw up (it felt though like I would every 3 seconds)
- The growing of Bridgets belly: credibility : 9/10. Even if the movie is not showing every month, it seemed pretty relevant.
- The first ecography: credibility 4/10. If I remember well, she makes it before the first 12 weeks and I think it’s too earl to see the baby as a “real” baby yet. If I’m not too wrong, it looks more like a big head than a baby at this point. Then the doctor declares the baby healthy pretty quickly but it may be that Bridget was much longer in the room than what we see
- Her pregnant brain at work: credibility: 10/10. I’m still waiting for my mistakes from the past 9 months to be released. I missed some tears though and some rage moments as weel. British women are maybe more civilized than French ones when they are under hormonal doping?
- Her runs everywhere while 9 months pregnant : credibility : 1/10. I had a very nice pregnancy and did sport twice or three times a week until the end of November but I can tell that now, movements are done after a big and hard negotiation with myself. I can walk 10-15 minutes but I have to stop often and strech. No way I would run as she does as the end of the pregnancy.
- When her water broke: credibility : 0/10. Her jeans are not even wet!
- The transfer to the hospital : credibility 1/10. It’s not the fact that they carry her to the hospital that makes me give a bad grade. It’s more how they carry her. In my case, it has been weeks since I was able to bend myself and even put my shoes or my socks on has been kind of tricky, so I cannot imagine that she could be carried like that. Well, part of the comedy I guess.
- The brown line on her belly : credibility : 10/10. It occured to me that they may have employ a stunt for the close belly scenes. Her brown line is very realistic anyway.
- The giving birth part: I’ll tell you when it has happened to me.
Well, it was a pleasant movie anyway, even M laughed, so if you have money over, go and see it.
Signed: this nine months pregnant woman.