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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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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


It's a thin line between love and friendship.


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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Release Date:

6 May 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Love & Marriage  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£707,863 (UK) (6 May 2011)


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

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Did You Know?


Darcy and Dex's wedding invitation says the wedding is at The Plaza, which is the same place that Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway's characters get married at in Bride Wars See more »


When Rachel and Dex meet on the front stairs of Rachel's house (4th of July), they go for a walk. When the camera is filming Rachel from the front, she keeps her arms behind her back. When the camera is filming from her back, the arms are held in front. See more »


Ethan: You're all going to hell anyway, so you might as well do something for yourself
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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 »


References Dirty Dancing (1987) See more »


Came to Party
Written by Damian Minervini & Sarai Howard
Performed by Miss Eighty6
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User Reviews

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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