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Something Borrowed-Review

Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Darcy (Kate Hudson) have been best friends since childhood. They shared everything together until Rachel went off to law school while Darcy remained Darcy and living a wild party-type life. They even shared the same love interest when Rachel is having dinner with a classmate named Dex (Colin Egglesfield) until Darcy comes along and takes him for herself. Six years later, Darcy and Dex are getting married with Rachel being the maid of honor. Will Rachel express her true feeling to Dex before he says “I do?” Will Darcy find out about Rachel’s crush and disown her as a friend? Did Dex ever have feelings for Rachel? 

 

Review:  

I enjoyed watching this film; a lovely romantic comedy for a date night. I felt that Kate’s character was a little over the top with being loud, obnoxious, and always wanting to be the center of attention but that’s just her character and it works. I found Ginnifer’s character to be sweet and shy and a “yes ma’am” kind of person because she does whatever Darcy wants to make her happy. Other well-known characters make this movie a package with Rachel’s best guy friend, Ethan (John Krasinski from the Office) with his great listening ear and pushy attitude for Rachel to fight for happiness. I loved the ending and was happy that I didn’t shed a tear, which I am prone to on these types of films. All in all, I will see this film again.

5 thoughts on “Something Borrowed-Review”

  1. I liked your descriptions of the characters. I thought this was a good fun film. It was almost a little too expected though, I mean it’s what always happenes in the movies… but it is still fun to watch.

  2. This is a good movie for a girls night, made us all laugh and the actors played their characters well. The ending was justified and satisfying, worth watching at least once if you enjoy romantic comedies.

  3. This movie is definitely a “chick flick” night or a laid back date with your special someone. Although the movie was fairly predictable, its a sweet treat for viewers.

  4. At the risk of sounding confrontational, I took major exception to this movie. Not because for broad characterizations, generic storyline, blah blah blah. I understand that tropes and formulas exist for a reason, some people just like to go on a certain familiar ride once in a while, be it “chick flicks” or campy horror schlock like SAW, if you can recognize the inherently generic aspects of certain movies while still enjoying them, that’s fine. However, in my opinion, this movie has a pretty disturbing point of view about relationships, one thats dismissed by anyone who puts any thought into it. Thats admirable, but there’s still plenty of people who can’t see the inherent tragedy of this movie’s story in a real world context.

    I’m not talking about adults who just suffer from arrested development, they aren’t this movie’s fault, but the young girls without any real-world experience of their own to put as context. They’re the ones whose parents will be happy to take their young children to see a cheery, inoffensive movie. But without the aforementioned context, these movies, lacking any elements that a child could instantly tell isn’t real (transformers for example), are taken as gospel. The lesson at the end of the movie, when she stands up for herself, ending a toxic friendship to get the guy, isn’t treated with the complicated moral gray area of reality. It’s portrayed as a paragon of good finally taking a stand against a shallow cancer of a “friend”. At an impressionable age that little worm of a message could nestle deep into a kid’s psyche, inevitably leading to the arrested development cases alluded to earlier.

    It’s easy to say “Well most people know better, its just fluff,” but if no one making a point to say somethings wrong just because its so blatant, there’s never a counterpoint to help kids second-guess anything they see from adults. I know it’s a dumb movie, but I had to get that off my chest.

  5. A Guy With a Computer, I might not agree with your view but I do how ever think that it is a good Point of view… you should write more on it.

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