Something Borrowed (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

Something Borrowed (2011)



Critic Consensus: In spite of solid performances from Kate Hudson and John Krasinski, Something Borrowed is an unpleasant misfire that lives down to its title.

Movie Info

Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend, and, unhappily, still single-as her engaged best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson) is constantly reminding her. But after celebrating her 30th birthday, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in the arms of the guy she's had a crush on since law school, Dex (Colin Egglesfield)...who just happens to be Darcy's fiancÚ. As one thing leads to another in the frantic weeks leading up to Darcy's wedding, Rachel finds herself in an impossible situation, caught between her treasured friendship with Darcy and the love of her life. Meanwhile, Ethan (John Krasinski), Rachel's constant confidante and sometimes conscience, is busy evading the affection of Darcy's hopelessly love-struck friend Claire (Ashley Williams) while harboring a secret crush of his own; and the charming and irrepressible Marcus (Steve Howey) has designs on Rachel that don't necessarily exclude any other woman who catches his eye. -- (C) Warner Brosmore
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jennie Snyder Urman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 16, 2011
Box Office: $39.0M
Warner Bros. - Official Site


Geoffrey Pierson
as Dexter Thaler Sr.
Jill Eikenberry
as Bridget Thaler
Jonathan Epstein
as Professor Zigman
Leia Thompson
as Bridal Consultant
Mark La Mura
as Marcus's Dad
Lindsay Ryan
as Salesgirl
Kirsten Day
as Pretty Brunette
Herb Lieberz
as Cabbie #1
Jimmy Palumbo
as Cabbie #2
Mary O'Rourke
as Fallen Angel
Tim Dunavant
as Bartender
Neil Poyner
as NYU Law Student
P.T. Walkley
as Lead Singer
Nicky Kulund
as Band Member
Jared Schlemovitz
as Band Member
Mark Lamura
as Marcus's Dad
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Critic Reviews for Something Borrowed

All Critics (114) | Top Critics (35)

From its empty soul to its poorly framed shots ready for pan-and-scan conversion, Something Borrowed seems primed to play on Saturday afternoons on E!, sandwiched between reruns of Keeping Up with the Kardashians...

Full Review… | August 15, 2013
The Playlist

Chemistry-free casting (Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski) and a flawed premise, not the recipe for a great romance

Full Review… | January 12, 2013
Tribune News Service

The work of the lead trio keeps the movie from ever becoming something blue.

Full Review… | February 7, 2012

No romantic drama has ever been so misguided and eager for you to root against its characters. This tacky, morally abhorrent film is unbearable.

Full Review… | December 31, 2011
What Culture

While Something Borrowed obviously wants to explore themes of competitiveness and betrayal in female friendships, it seems to feel compelled to hit pre-programmed chick flick beats at regular intervals.

Full Review… | August 14, 2011
Aisle Seat

It's neither romantic nor comedic. Sort of defeats the whole point of the exercise, you know?

Full Review… | August 10, 2011
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Something Borrowed


I watched it because I like Ginnifer Goodwin's acting. But besides her being cute, it was a somewhat dumb movie.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer


It's a thin line between love and friendship.

Saw it again! Very good movie. I just can't help to enjoy chick flicks like this one. The story to me was very enjoyable and kept me indulge in it the whole time. Nice funny young cast to go along a nice screenplay.

Rachel is a lawyer. When she was in law school she fell for another student Dex who comes from an affluent family. But she's too shy to say anything. When Dex meets her best friend Darcy who treats her like dirt sometimes, who was visiting her, she makes a move on him and gets him. Eventually they get engaged and Darcy asks Rachel to be her Maid of Honor. But Rachel stills has feelings for Dex and still can't say anything. But when Darcy throws her a birthday party and Dex is there. When she and gets Dex are alone, she blurts out that she had a thing for him in college which surprised him. And after drinking a little they spend the night together. They try to forget the whole thing but can't but agree that it means nothing. But Ethan, Rachel close friend tells her that she'll spend her entire life regretting that if she does nothing.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

Good chick flick. I liked the characters even though they were all pretty much cheaters and hard to feel sorry for - I think that is a credit to the cast to be able to say that!
Decent story and not silly as some of these movies can be , even in spite of Kate Hudson's over the top Darcy.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Something Borrowed Quotes

Rachel: Wait, don't be nacked.
– Submitted by Patrick S (4 years ago)
Darcy: If people fell in love based on their similarities, then two of you would be couple.
– Submitted by Sheena Rie B (4 years ago)
Ethan: I liked you until he came in the picture, I liked you even more!
– Submitted by Rica d (4 years ago)
Rachel: The idea of life without him is not only un-bearable , it's un-imaginable.
– Submitted by Tahany K (4 years ago)

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