In honor of Bridget Jones’s Baby upcoming release, host Ricky Camilleri dedicates this week’s Entertainment Weekly: The Show to his favorite flicks about baby mama drama.
First up on the list is the 1995 comedy Nine Months, starring the former love interest of Zellweger’s character in Bridget Jones’s Diary, Hugh Grant. “He is full-blown Hugh,” Camilleri says. “Clumsy, stammering, and very British.” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s quirky and off-the-wall comedy Junior earned a C review from EW during its 1994 release, but his portrayal of a pregnant man is hard to forget — and therefore also earned a spot on the list.
“Schwarzenegger’s willingness to flirt with femininity, to become truly ‘radiant,’ is the most engaging aspect of Junior,” Owen Gleiberman said in his original review.
Camilleri doesn’t just stick to romantic comedies for his choices: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire earns a high spot on his list, notably for the elongated title and the hard-hitting drama revolving around a pregnant teen. The final pick is Rosemary’s Baby, because nothing says baby drama like birthing Satan’s child.
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