Something Borrowed is a romantic comedy about a woman who falls in love with her best friend’s fiance.
Rachel has always been a good girl. As an attorney working in New York, she falls in love with her best friend’s fiance on her thirtieth birthday. Unfortunately, as all men know, that’s the expiration date for women. So she’s no longer worth the time or effort to ‘bang.’
It’s like drinking spoiled milk. It should go down smooth, but you’re chewing, and very soon you’ll be crying. Then barfing.
Luke Greenfield is directing, which gives me some hope. He produced Role Models, which was really good, and he has directed The Girl Next Door (not bad) and The Animal (… oh). Okay. So it isn’t the best work history, but he might be a good choice.
The interesting thing about Something Borrowed is that while it has Kate Hudson in the cast, she’s actually playing second fiddle to Ginnifer Goodwin, of Big Love fame. This is a big chance for Goodwin, who will be falling for John Krasinski, who plays Hudson’s fiance.
Who’s It For?
Movie Release Date
June 10, 2011.
Who’s In It?
Kate Hudson … Darcy
John Krasinski … Ethan
Ginnifer Goodwin … Rachel
Steve Howey … Marcus
Ashley Williams … Claire
Peyton List … Young Darcy
Colin Egglesfield … Dex
Based on the novel by Emily Giffin. How is this not a concept that a Hollywood hack came up with?
My Best Friend’s Girl, My Best Friend’s Wedding, A Tale of Two Cities.
What’s Good About It?
I’m actually intrigued that Kate Hudson would take a supporting role to Ginnifer Goodwin. This role has her name written all over it. Hell, she was IN My Best Friend’s Girl. It must be a good script. Or she must need the money. Or she must be an idiot. Or…
What’s Bad About It?
The story looks bland as the tea I’m drinking right now.
Oh, I didn’t put the bag in yet. It was just hot water. Huh.
(three minutes of wondrous steeping later)
This movie looks blander than the tea I’m drinking.
Our Clever Prediction
There may be more of these types of films coming out that just haven’t been announced yet, but as of now Something Borrowed is essentially the only romantic comedy that will be out next June. So when your girlfriend wants to go to a movie, and says no to the next Fast and Furious film Green Lantern, and X-Men film, you’ll probably end up seeing this.
Or you could dump her.
Especially if she’s past her expiration date.