As we walked into the movie, the tagline on the poster asks “Team Darcy or Team Jack?” As I read those lines, I thought to myself, what about Bridget? I want Team Bridget! Despite some traditional romantic comedy elements, I really feel like Bridget Jones’s Baby delivered on my wish.
It hurts to have to say anything bad about this movie, because Sully saved the lives of everyone on board. Captain Sullenberger, the real person, is an honest to God hero, as are all the men and women who helped save 155 lives in small or large part.
The script, however… the script is not a hero. Because it doesn’t deliver what it should.
Set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the state of Israel, this is a haunting autobiography of how a boy’s relationship with his mother shapes who he becomes and takes an unflinching look at life during 1940’s Jerusalem.