Something Borrowed (2011)

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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.

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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
Rating:
PG-13 (for sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
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Cast

Kate Hudson
as Darcy
Steve Howey
as Marcus
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
Marina Hirschfeld
as Club Girl
Tim Dunavant
as Bartender
Neil Poyner
as NYU Law Student
P.T. Walkley
as Lead Singer
Scott Hollingsworth
as Band Member
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)

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

Full Review… | May 8, 2011
New Yorker
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 8, 2011
Film.com
Top Critic

"Inept and implausible in almost every way, Something Borrowed is the smug rom-com answer to the Apatowian man-child comedy."

Full Review… | May 6, 2011
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 6, 2011
Denver Post
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 6, 2011
Detroit News
Top Critic

"Something Borrowed" is something ... ew.

Full Review… | May 6, 2011
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Something Borrowed

½

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

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

½

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
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
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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