About a guy whose life didn't quite turn out how he wanted it to and wishes he could go back to high school and change it. He wakes up one day and is seventeen again and gets the chance to rewrite his life.
A look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn't always deliver what's expected.
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
"Something Borrowed" is a predictable interpretation on a love triangle story that's as old as the ages. Girl likes boy, boy likes girl, girls best friend steals boy, boy and girl eventually get together. This movie is suitable for a girls night in with a couple bottles of wine. Being a guy, this movie was actually quite enjoyable. A bit dialogue heavy and not enough car chases, but enjoyable none the less. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin plays the lovable geek Rachel with Colin Egglesfield playing the love interest, Dex. Kate Hudson plays the vampy best friend Darcy and to round up the cast, John Krasinski, as the offbeat comedic relief complete with devastating one-liners.
The idea that 'best friends are forever' are tested in this movie filled with infidelity. The premise is that Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) falls in love with Dex (Colin Egglesfield) during their stint in college. One night over drinks, Darcy is introduced to the mix and the dynamic between all three changes. Rachel maintains the pent up affection for Dex whom she cannot have. Darcy continues blissfully unaware. Dex reciprocates Rachel's pent up longing.
Stylistically, the movie should attract Sex and the City devotees with all the urban shots of downtown nightclubbing and long strolls through filled city streets. Complete with shots in the Hamptons and London, England, Carrie from Sex and the City would approve.
Predictable story and ending not withholding, "Something Borrowed" is enjoyable to watch, but only if you have an hour and a half to kill. My girlfriend commented that the book was much better than the movie. Well played roles by Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski keep the viewer engaged and entertained. I give this movie three and a half wine glasses for the girls and two beer bottles for the guys.
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