Something Borrowed - SideReel Review

Something Borrowed is a simple story about a complicated situation- Rachel and Darcy are two best friends, both are attractive, but Darcy’s party-girl attitude always overpowers Rachel’s quiet girl-next-door vibe. So when Rachel introduces Darcy to her crush, Dex, but insists that they’re just friends, Darcy swoops in.

Anyway, John Krasinski (The Office) plays Ethan, who is actually a blend of two characters from the book. I can’t speak to the novel but in the film Dex’s character seemed underdeveloped, and frankly rather "dick-ish". Although he’s the love interest, he doesn’t come off as her soul mate. Ethan is portrayed as the good guy, and I found that we were all rooting for him to get the girl. But aside from Ethan, according to SideReel’s Kendra at least, the film pretty much follows the book.

I was surprised at how much I related to the story- not that I’ve been in love with some guy for a while and my super flirty B-F-F took advantage of a situation because I was too shy to make a move- Its more that it could happen. Which got my thinking: When there are two females in a friendship, will one always overpower and dominate? And more importantly, does this film intend to hit so close to home with many women?

If for nothing else, at least see it for Colin Egglesfield's body. The epitome of "Chick- Flick", Something Borrowed- starring Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love) as Rachel and Kate Hudson (How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days) as Darcy- is in theaters May 6th

-Yael Tygiel


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