Thursday, May 5, 2011
"Something Borrowed" a Movie Review
Last night I got the see a screening of the movie "Something Borrowed" directed by Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door, The Animal) and starred a love triangle with Rachel played by Ginnifer Goodwin (He's Just Not That Into You, Big Love), her best friend Darcy played by Kate Hudson (need I say more? love her!), and the hearthrob Dex, played by newcomer Colin Egglesfield. First I just want to say, this isn't your typical love story. This story is based on books written by Emily Giffin who wrote "Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue", and who makes a great cameo appearence on a park bench reading the sequel, and hopefully the next movie, "Something Blue". Like I said, not your typical love story. Remember how girl gets boy, loses boy and gets boy back at the end and everything is right with the world? Change that up and add in another girl but make a 360 degree spin! I won't tell you the ending but I have to say that at times I was questioning what I would do in both of the girls situations. "Something Borrowed" begins with Rachel's 30th birthday party where we learn about her history with Dex and his engagement to her best friend, the attention grabber Darcy. Even before the title shows, something totally immoral happens and grabs at my heartstrings. Right away I decide who I like and who I don't, and what should happen. A half hour deeper into the film, and I'm tangled in the grayness of these characters' relationships. The movie asks the difficult question, would you let an earth changing, soul-feels-right kinda love go...again(you'll see why I say again when you watch the movie), or would you push for a love that was with your best friend's fiance? I know it sounds horrible, the love story was THAT good and the performances THAT believeable.
The hilarious comedic John Krasinski plays Ethan, the sweet long time family friend of both Rachel and Darcy, who had me cracking up laughing out loud in the theater. His voice of reason throughout the whole ordeal allowed me to sit back and not yell things like "Thats horrible!", "How could she!?", "How could he!?" at the big screen. Ultimately this film is less of a look at the affairs people have and more of a look into Rachel and her inability to truly live her life and take what she wants from it instead of always giving up before the fight for what she wants and being upset afterwards.
Great film, one of the best chick flicks I've seen!!