Something Borrowed Reviews
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.
Decent story and not silly as some of these movies can be , even in spite of Kate Hudson's over the top Darcy.
Director: Luke Greenfield
Summary: When successful single lawyer Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) learns that her best friend, Darcy (Kate Hudson), is engaged to Dex (Colin Egglesfield) -- the same guy she's pined after for years -- she's determined to maintain her loyalty. But things don't go quite as planned. Instead, she and Dex wind up in bed on the night of her 30th birthday party. Not surprisingly, the fallout from their romantic "slip" generates awkwardness for all concerned.
My Thoughts: "As typical and predictable as the next rom-com. But I did enjoy it just a little more then I thought I would. I loved John Krasinski in this film and I don't think he was used enough. His character was the only honest, genuine, funny character worth watching or liking. Steve Howey as Marcus was very funny as well. He made the film more enjoyable too. The three main leads were just OK, although I do usually like their acting. The film kind of romanticizes cheating. You want to root for Dex and Rachel, but you want to dislike them at the same time. It was hard for me to believe that Rachel could even think to destroy her relationship with Darcy that she has had for so long. I'm sure it happens and as the film goes, you find out what the outcome from it is. It's an unfortunate position to be in. Makes you wonder if yourself was in that position what would you choose, love or friendship?"
There is no need to tell you about Rachel White (Ginnifer Goodwin) - a single, talented attorney working in a New York law firm who grabs a cab with her friend Dex (Colin Egglesfield) and playfully reveals she has had a crush on him since law school... and what happens after that... because everything is so predictable!
If you have nothing better to do, maybe this is a movie for you! Next time I'll choose Scrabble.
Ginnifer Goodwin is great as the lead. It is also nice seeing her make the transition from playing the best friend characters to the leading lady characters. Both this film and even He's Just Not That Into You show that. Kate Hudson was miscast. She is too over the top and annoying. John Krasinski steals the movie. He provides the comic relief in the film and has the best lines. Colin Egglesfied reminds me of a young Tom Cruise. He has a good on screen chemistry with Goodwin. I did like the ending song of the film.