Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé.Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé.Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé.
Now to start, what's wrong with 'Something Borrowed'? Oh there're just so many things...the writing is awful and the direction lacks focus. The writer and director don't shy away from implying that anything you do for the sake of feelings, whether it's right or wrong, is okay, no matter who gets hurt. Rachel and Darcy are supposed to be lifelong friends albeit Darcy is more of a toxic friend. Yet, Rachel and Dex romance each other trying to figure out their feelings. So if the romance didn't work out, was Dex supposed to just go ahead and marry Darcy after sleeping with Rachel??? I mean, dude, just break off your engagement then figure out whatever. This is just one of the many problems here.
The characterization is messy. Darcy is pretty much the caricature bitchy toxic friend. I can't even begin to understand what anyone would find appealing in someone like Marcus, let alone be friends with him. I don't even know where to start with Dex and Rachel. They're supposed to be the good guys but I didn't think so.
The story itself is one cliché after another: New York setting, rich good-looking people, lavish locations, etc.
Ginnifer Goodwin does a decent job with what she's given. She's limited by the lacklustre writing. Ditto for Kate Hudson. Goodwin looks great (better then Hudson's 'Darcy' who's supposed to be the hotter one). John Krasinski is the only one who gets a decently written role and he does a good job.
Anyway, 'Something Borrowed' is definitely something to avoid.
- Dec 9, 2011