Bridget Jones is feeling her age, and it shows, but this film is a funny and nostalgic check in with our big drinking BFF
Firth is well cast as ex army officer Eric Lomax, portrayed here as an uptight train enthusiast.
For fans of Le Carre's book there are changes and the book's somewhat meaty storyline has been pared down, but the key events are here (if moved to a different setting).
To say I was looking forward to seeing this film would be something of an understatement.
Here's something that didn't come up in any of the history lessons we had at school.
And then you sit down and watch it and discover, well, yes, some admittedly odd animation (and more on that in a second) but an overall excellent adaptation that delivers...
"Oh, for Christ's sake, this is interminable" says Tennant at one point in this follow up to the 2007 effort. You're not wrong boyo.