Excerpt: Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a generous and loyal pal to her engaged best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson). But after celebrating her 30th birthday, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in the arms of Dex (Colin Egglesfield), the guy she's had a crush on since law school . . . and who happens to be Darcy's fiancé.
Excerpt: Something Borrowed began as a 2005 novel, written by Emily Giffin. The New York Times bestseller spawned the sequel Something Blue , and now a film adaptation starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, and John Krasinski, and directed by Luke Greenfield—whose not-so-illustrious resume includes Rob Schneider's The Animal and the Elisha Cuthbert-as-porn star comedy The Girl Next Door .
Summary: Egglesfield’s acting is as stiff as the collars of his pressed shirts. Hudson goes through the motions with a role so unlikable you would be tempted more to beat her than bed her. Goodwin’s charisma carries a character which is basically self absorbed and neurotically passive-aggressive. There is absolutely no chemistry between any of the leads. Nothing vaguely sexy goes down in the entire film.
Excerpt: Here’s Something Borrowed from the perspective of a male, certainly the polar opposite of the target audience: Kate Hudson plays Kate Hudson, soon to be married to a poor mans Tom Cruise. Kate Hudson’s (the character, a term used loosely) best friend Ginnifer Goodwin has the hots for the Tom Cruise guy. That one dude from The Office pops in, replacing the traditional female advice giver, romance happens where it shouldn’t, and awkwardness ensues.
Conclusion: Something Borrowed is a film I feel I could have easily written (if I were an author or a screen-writer). It’s not terribly inventive but it was absolutely enjoyable. I won’t be surprised if I come across other reviews knocking this film. I will however be surprised if every one of my girl friends doesn’t love the movie as much as I do.
Conclusion: 'Something Borrowed' is a derivative, pedestrian, and simply uninteresting romantic comedy. The cast is decent, but even they can't elevate the poor script and direction. The video transfer is good, and the audio is solid but supplements are rather pointless and offer little value. Fans of the original book might enjoy seeing the characters brought to -- well, I was going to say life, but honestly that's not really an accurate statement, so let's just say brought to a...
Summary: I doubt I'm the first to say it, and I'm sure I won't be the last: Something Borrowed doesn't just borrow something, it borrows everything . "Borrows" is too kind a word, actually. It pillages, plunders and razes the rom-com genre to the ground, laying claim to every idea, convention, character, plot thread, love triangle and contrived conflict that has the misfortune to stumble into director Luke Greenfield and writer Jennie Snyder Urman's path of destruction.
Summary: "Something Borrowed" tries to take you to the place where the hot guy might leave his hot fiancee for the nice girl. Unfortunately, it trips all over itself in the process. It's like Junior High but with 30-year-olds.
Excerpt: I'll give this much to Something Borrowed : instead of adopting standard rom-com protocol of surrounding a lead female with gaggle of bland well-meaning friends, it dares to probe a bit into the destructive and complicated nature of actual female friendship. And instead of creating a bunch of flimsy obstacles keeping apart our two flawed but perfect-for-each other leads, it allows its idiotic and manipulative characters to trip constantly over disasters of their own...