REVIEW: SOMETHING BORROWED
SYNOPSIS: 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.
The romantic comedy "Something Borrowed" also stars John Krasinski as Ethan, Rachel's constant confidante and sometimes conscience, who is busy evading the affection of Darcy's hopelessly love-struck friend Claire (Ashley Williams) while harboring a secret crush of his own; and Steve Howey as the charming and irrepressible Marcus, whose designs on Rachel don't necessarily exclude any other woman who catches his eye.
REVIEW: So I walk into the theater and what do I see?
90% female, 10% male and me.
What am I doing here, I asked myself with wonder.
Eh, it’s okay, I’ll be soon watching the god of thunder.
Okay so I am exaggerating, it was 85% female … no actually 87.5%. So what am I doing here? I can deal with rom-com that’s what. Luckily this flavor is a little different. What if you missed your true love, let them go, or let the opportunity to form a relationship slip through your fingers. To make matters worse, your best friend does everything you should have done and so your true love is still right there in front of you but with someone else. That’s gotta suck. In this case Kate Hudson plays the extroverted best friend, Darcy. She is fake, self-centered, and scary good at being this person. Some say she is like that in real life. I hope not. Ginnifer, who plays Rachel, is adorable and the definition of cute. I know her mostly from “He’s Just Not That Into You” and like in that movie, she once again plays a suffering and emotionally abused girl. She’s good at that. So basically, the casting is well done. Colin Eggelsfield, who plays the part of Dex, the love interest, also looked the part. New to the leading man role, he did quite a decent job. John Krasinski, as Ethan, Rachel’s best guy friend plays a character reminiscent of Rupert Everett’s part in “My Best Friend’s Wedding” except he’s not gay. Another well cast part. John was funny, refreshing and the type of friend anyone would want to have. Two of Priscilla’s favorites, NYC and the Hamptons looked pretty good too in all their glory. The movie as a whole was cute, funny, romantic and dramatic. What makes this movie different from your average romantic comedy is the realism of the tangled web we weave in modern day relationships. Each of the main characters in this story comes face to face with some serious life altering questions and they are delved into well in the film. Even in the midst of this love triangle scenario and with each of the characters personal flaws, Rachel and Darcy really are true life-long friends. This is most evident during a scene where these two do a delightful dance routine together. Look for it; that alone makes me want to see the movie again. If you’ve read my reviews, you would know that I usually use the adjective, charming, to describe rom-coms and yet I haven’t for this one, because it’s not. The story presented in this movie can stir up good conversation relating to ethics. The controversy that arises in the film is what takes away the charm it would have had otherwise. Director Luke Greenfield has done some successful, off the beaten path comedies such as “The Animal” and “The Girl Next Door”. Now with this one we see that he has success with a more mature story but still funny.
By Cine Marcos
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