Something Borrowed

Released on DVD: August 16th, 2011
 One night, one drunken mistake, five lives changed forever. 

In this movie Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is the life long best friend of Ethan (John Krasinski) and Darcy (Kate Hudson).  She is in love with her law school friend Dex (Colin Egglesfield) who is engaged to Darcy.  I thought the movie was pretty funny, I spent a lot of time laughing.  I usually love Kate Hudson, but I just did not like her character in this movie she is self-centred and always needs to have things her way.  Rachel and Dex ended up in bed after her surprise 30th birthday party, they went to a bar later on and got to talking at which point she confessed that she had a crush on him in law school.  Rachel and Dex kept the secret of what happened that night from Darcy who was still excited doing all the finishing touches for her wedding that was in a month.   I am tore with my review of this movie because I love the stars, I didn't like the characters.  All the lies and deceit.  Making Darcy an egotistical snot doesn't make what Rachel and Dex did any better.  In the end having her also unfaithful, I guess maybe to balance out the wrongful doings, just seemed to be a little too much.  I don't see how people can consider living the way these five people have been living, or not living as the case may be.

  Dex is trying to do what he thinks is best to keep his depressed mother happy.  Hiding his feeling from Rachel because his father tells him to "stop whatever it is he's doing"

Rachel is a people pleaser always letting people walk over her.  She seems to be a good girl who made a bad mistake 6 years prior and stood aside and let her best friend swoop in and get the guy that she clearly knew Rachel was in love with from all the talk she had done about him.

Darcy only seems to care about being first and the best at everything treating life as a competition with Rachel, likely powered by jealousy because Rachel is the smarter more pulled together one.

Ethan lives a miserable life as the best friend in love with the girl who's in love with someone else and runs away knowing he could never have her.

Marcus (Steve Howey), a womanizer, always has his mind on one thing and can't keep his hands to himself.

I would not have enjoyed this movie as much if I didn't like the stars who played in it. Three out of four thumbs up.

If you like love triangles and broken hearts you would likely enjoy this movie.

PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material

~~I purchased this movie with my money and was not given it to review~~

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