Friday, August 19, 2011

Film Review: Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed
Production Year: 2011
Comedy, Drama, Romance
112 min
Directed by Luke Greenfield
Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson and Colin Egglesfield

Something Borrowed, a romcom directed by Luke Greenfield is a based on a novel by Emily Giffin. Since I read the novel a couple of years ago, and really liked it, I knew that this movie is a must see for me. 

Recently I have been watching movies of a more "serious" kind. Seeing a movie like this was a nice change to that. Kate Hudson plays Darcy, a New Yorker about to get married with Dex, a handsome lawyer. What Kate does not know is that her best friend Rachel, played by Ginnifer Goodwin, is also in love with Dex. A night after Rachel's birthday party Rachel and Dex end up having sex which works as a catalyst for the upcoming events. Dex realizes he has feelings for Rachel, feelings that he has actually had since they were together in law school. 

The relationship of Rachel and Darcy is a long one. They have been friends since they were kids and they share everything together. But when Rachel has sex with Darcy's future husband, things get complicated. Rachel cannot tell Darcy what has happened. She has to keep pretending everything is okay when in reality she is a wreck. 

You would think that the one you sympathize with is Darcy. But in reality the one you feel for is Rachel. She has always been in the shadow of Darcy. She has always been the one who has been notified as a "friend of Darcy". Pretty much throughout the whole movie Darcy acts like an asshole. And since I think Kate Hudson is pretty annoying, she was perfect pick for the role. 

'Something Borrowed' is one of those movies that you watch even though you already know what is going to happen in the end. I must say that there is a surprise in the end for the ones that haven't read the novel. If you are familiar with the novel, you pretty much know throughout the whole movie what is going to happen.

Something Borrowed isn't a masterpiece of movie making. It is one of those movies that you watch and then forget. But it is also a movie that makes you giddy with it's ├╝ber-romantic scenes. And I have to say that watching Colin Egglesfield does not hurt either...

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