Something Borrowed


Something Borrowed

Critics Consensus

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



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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 fiancé. 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 Bros

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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
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Critic Reviews for Something Borrowed

All Critics (116) | Top Critics (35)

  • The movie is merely a joke-stoked soap opera; its bare-bones plot leaves the characters unrealized and the situations undefined.

    May 9, 2011 | Full Review…
  • The film seems to think that we will find something entertaining about Darcy just because she's played by Kate Hudson. It's hard to imagine a worse miscalculation.

    May 8, 2011 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • "Inept and implausible in almost every way, Something Borrowed is the smug rom-com answer to the Apatowian man-child comedy."

    May 6, 2011 | Full Review…
  • The movie strains far too hard to make what Rachel and Dex have done all right, as if their guilty anguish - and the movie's saccharine score - frees us to root for them.

    May 6, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4
  • In Something Borrowed, Kate Hudson looks exhausted, as if she is as tired of wading through another one of her feckless duds as we are of watching them.

    May 6, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • "Something Borrowed" is something ... ew.

    May 6, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Something Borrowed

  • Jan 06, 2015
    I watched it because I like Ginnifer Goodwin's acting. But besides her being cute, it was a somewhat dumb movie.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Feb 22, 2013
    Dialogues were badly written, filled with stock characters and predictable plot. Despite having an awesome cast, the film lost the potential of being more than just a chick flick.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Mar 25, 2012
    Talk about committing every cliche in the book! Something Borrowed offers good performances, but the plot itself lacks any sort of originality, and everything can be predicted from the start of the movie.
    Sam E Super Reviewer
  • Mar 07, 2012
    Nothing particularly special about this rom com. Typical setup of one self-absorbed woman obsessing over her wedding and her maid of honor in love with the groom-to-be. Lots of random comedy mixed with grand declarations of love, mix with the great climax where everyone's secrets come to light and you've got almost every romantic comedy in creation. This film's no different. Its one saving grace is John Krasinski was hilarious with his unfiltered opinions of everything. And can I just say Kate Hudson's character absolutely annoying? Why would anyone want to be around such a tactless egomaniac? Only bother with this film if nothing else is on.
    Remi L Super Reviewer

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