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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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June
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Marcus's Dad
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Salesgirl
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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

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It's a thin line between love and friendship.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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6 May 2011 (USA)  »

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Love & Marriage  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£707,863 (UK) (6 May 2011)

Gross:

$39,026,186 (USA) (22 July 2011)
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Trivia

When Dex shows up on Rachel's doorstep and the delivery truck is blocking her view of him, the truck is FedEx but the only part visible shows "dEx" See more »

Goofs

In the last shot with Darcy and Rachel, Darcy's hair in front is down by her face. Darcy walks by Rachel and when she turns around, her hair is partially tucked behind her ear. No indication is made that she does this. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: You're like a shark.
Marcus: That kind of hurts my feelings a little bit. I'm actually a pretty sensitive guy.
Rachel: Oh, really?
Marcus: Once when I was nine years old, I saved the life of a chipmunk.
Rachel: A chipmunk.
Marcus: He fell out of our tree and almost died. He didn't know what to do, he couldn't even move. So I built a tiny little splint for his tiny, broken leg. And I carried him around in a BabyBjörn. And all the kids in my neighborhood, they laughed. They made fun of me, they threw rocks at me, but I didn't care. You...
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Crazy Credits

Halfway through the end credits, a scene shows Darcy showing up in London to see Ethan, with the words "to be continued". See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.139 (2011) See more »

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Madness
from the motion picture Fatal Attraction (1987)
Written and Performed by Maurice Jarre
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
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Three and a half wine glasses out of five!
15 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"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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