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Something Borrowed (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 6 May 2011 (USA)
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Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé.

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Luke Greenfield

Writers:

Jennie Snyder Urman (screenplay), Emily Giffin (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ginnifer Goodwin ... Rachel
Kate Hudson ... Darcy
Colin Egglesfield ... Dex
John Krasinski ... Ethan
Steve Howey ... Marcus
Ashley Williams ... Claire
Geoff Pierson ... Dexter Thaler Sr.
Jill Eikenberry ... Bridget Thaler
Jonathan Epstein Jonathan Epstein ... Professor Zigman
Leia Thompson Leia Thompson ... Bridal Consultant
Sarah Baldwin ... June
Mark La Mura ... Marcus's Dad
Lindsay Ryan Lindsay Ryan ... Salesgirl
Kirsten Day ... Pretty Brunette
Christopher Peuler ... Husband
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Storyline

Rachel is a lawyer. When she was in law school she fell for another student, Dex, who comes from an affluent family, but she was too shy to say anything. When Dex meets her best friend Darcy, who sometimes treats her like dirt, Darcy makes a move on Dex and gets him. Eventually, they get engaged and Darcy asks Rachel to be her Maid of Honor. However, Rachel still has feelings for Dex and still can't say anything. Darcy throws her a birthday party and Dex is there. When she and Dex are alone she blurts out that she had a thing for him in college which surprised him, and after drinking a little they spend the night together. They try to forget the whole thing and agree that it means nothing. Ethan, Rachel's close friend, tells her that she'll spend her entire life regretting that if she does nothing. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's a thin line between love and friendship.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love & Marriage See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,945,368, 8 May 2011

Gross USA:

$39,046,489

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,183,821
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Marcus and Rachel are sitting on the bench in the park, the woman sitting on the bench next to them can be seen reading the book, "Something Blue" by Emily Giffin - "Something Blue" is the sequel to the book "Something Borrowed". See more »

Goofs

Near the end, Darcy goes to Rachel's apartment. She has nothing with her. When we see her storm outside the building, she grabs Marcus' pizza wrapper and walks away. Then the shot switches to her from the back and she has a brown purse, no wrapper. The purse was sitting beside Marcus on the stoop but we don't see her pick it up. See more »

Quotes

Ethan: I can't take this 'daddy beats me because he loves me' excuse.
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Referenced in This Changed Earth (2011) See more »

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Push It
Written by Hurby 'Luv Bug' Azor (as Herbie Azor) and Ray Davies
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Pleasant evening
12 May 2011 | by bjonesSee all my reviews

This is a pretty good example of a modern romantic comedy. It's less of a comedy but enjoyable nonetheless, made that way by the star, Ginnifer Goodwin.

I can say that this is the first film where I have decided to buy a ticket based solely on the presence in it of Ginnifer Goodwin. I wasn't disappointed. She is luminous in most of the scenes she's in - and there are a lot of them considering she's the central character. She's never looked more alluring, more beautiful. But it's her delivery of the material that's the most satisfying. She is just a truly wonderful actress and she breathes real life into the part of Rachel, making us truly her ally in helping her achieve success and happiness.

Goodwin is solidly backed by the lovely Kate Hudson as Darcy. Hudson is in perhaps her best performance as an over the top, somewhat obnoxious, intellectually challenged, manic blond filled with an almost mean-spirited, selfish self-interest. She is on the border of mercilessly taunting Goodwin's character in much of the film and Goodwin, playing ever the gracious friend, puts up with her friends excesses. The graciousness meets it's biggest challenge when her college study mate Dex, played by Colin Egglesfield, is swept out from under Rachel by the overbearing Darcy, who always gets what she wants.

The interplay between these two actresses is a definite cut above the usual silliness of romantic comedies and Goodwin comes off looking much the better of the two, but that may be partly due to the greater sympathetic nature of her character. If you really watch Hudson she's riveting in places.

The men in this offering, Egglesfield, John Krasinski and Steve Howey do their level best to provide counterpoint to the two leading ladies, but ultimately it's all about the girls. Krasinski is the most watchable, and likely the better actor but Howey adds some oddball charm that also makes it a better film. At one point Hudson refers to him as a caveman; that's an apt description.

Finally, there is a character named Claire played to a turn by the terminally cute Ashley Williams. She's fun to watch.

All-in-all it's a good movie to take your favorite girl to.

By Bruce L. Jones http://webpages.charter.net/bruce.jones1/


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