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...
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...
Excerpt: "Something Borrowed" is a romantic comedy, thus immediately placing its contents outside the border of reality. That whimsy established, this movie is still a total crock. Even by the low standards set by the occasionally nauseating genre, the feature doesn't play fair, electing to strip a complex situation of romance and friendship free of any human qualities. With all the crude good vs.
Excerpt: Sometimes when good people pursue their own happiness together, the happiness of another person is collateral damage. This third person doesn’t have to be a monster in order for the good people to remain good. This is what happens in the world of human adults—and in good drama, for that matter—all the time: People have to choose between betraying a friend and acting in their own self-interest or staying loyal and denying what the heart wants.
Summary: Rachel White (Ginnifer Goodwin) is in love with Dex (Colin Egglesfield), probably more for his finely chiselled chin than for his personality. Unfortunately, Dex is engaged to Rachel’s gal pal Darcy (Kate Hudson), who is in love with herself. The ensuing shenanigans fail to conceal the fact that Something Borrowed features some of the most irritating characters ever spawned by Hollywood.