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Something Borrowed -- Perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in the arms of the guy she's had a crush on since law school... who just happens to be her best friend's fiancé.
Something Borrowed -- 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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Writers (WGA):
Jennie Snyder Urman (screenplay)
Emily Giffin (novel)
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Release Date:
6 May 2011 (USA) See more »
It's a thin line between love and friendship.
Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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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 ... Professor Zigman

Leia Thompson ... Bridal Consultant

Sarah Baldwin ... June
Mark La Mura ... Marcus's Dad

Lindsay Ryan ... Salesgirl

Kirsten Day ... Pretty Brunette

Christopher Peuler ... Husband
Herb Lieberz ... Cabbie #1

Jimmy Palumbo ... Cabbie #2

Mary O'Rourke ... Fallen Angel
Marina Hirschfeld ... Club Girl
Tim Dunavant ... Bartender
Noel Davis Poyner ... NYU Law Student (as Noel Poyner)

P.T. Walkley ... Lead Singer (as PT Walkley)
Scott Hollingsworth ... Band Member
Nicky Kulund ... Band Member

Jared Schlemovitz ... Band Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anne Bergstedt ... Hamptons Club Girl (uncredited)

Emily Giffin ... Woman on Bench (uncredited)

Gina Hernandez ... Drunk Outside Bar (uncredited)

Rosemary Howard ... London Pedestrian (uncredited)
Brandon Hunter ... Skateboarder (uncredited)

Alexis Johnson ... Surprise birthday guest (uncredited)

Peyton List ... Young Darcy (uncredited)

ViDonna Michaels ... Rich Girl (uncredited)
Jeffrey Mowery ... Wheelchair Guy (uncredited)
Desira Pesta ... Kissing Couple in Bar (uncredited)

Melissa Goodwin Shepherd ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Hannah Templeton-cox ... Friend at Club (uncredited)

Daniel Wolfe ... Rachel's Friend (uncredited)

Directed by
Luke Greenfield 
Writing credits
Jennie Snyder Urman (screenplay)

Emily Giffin (novel "Something Borrowed")

Produced by
Yolanda T. Cochran .... co-producer
Broderick Johnson .... producer
Andrew A. Kosove .... producer
Aaron Lubin .... producer
Pamela Schein Murphy .... producer
Ellen H. Schwartz .... executive producer
Molly Smith .... producer (as Molly Mickler Smith)
Hilary Swank .... producer
Steven P. Wegner .... co-producer
Original Music by
Alex Wurman 
Cinematography by
Charles Minsky (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Axelrad 
Casting by
Sari Knight 
Mandy Sherman 
Production Design by
Jane Musky 
Set Decoration by
Leslie E. Rollins 
Costume Design by
Gary Jones 
Makeup Department
Kathryn Blondell .... hair stylist: Kate Hudson (as Kathryn L. Blondell)
Sian Grigg .... makeup artist: Kate Hudson
Don Kozma .... key makeup artist (as Donald A. Kozma)
Bernadette Mazur .... makeup department head
Suzy Mazzarese-Allison .... key hair stylist (as Suzy Mazzarese)
Sacha Quarles .... hair department head
Dina Sliwiak .... makeup artist (as Dina Sliwak)
Oney Syers II .... hair designer
Oney Syers II .... makeup designer
Victoria Wood .... wig maker: Ginnifer Goodwin
Production Management
Brad Arensman .... post-production supervisor
David Bausch .... production supervisor
Ellen H. Schwartz .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Adams .... second unit director
Alan B. Curtiss .... first assistant director
Claudio Jacobellis .... additional second assistant director
Eddie Micallef .... second assistant director
Brian Papworth .... second second assistant director
Travis Rehwaldt .... second second assistant director
John Silvestri .... second assistant director
Woodrow Travers .... dga trainee
Glen Trotiner .... first assistant director
Art Department
Roland Brooks .... charge scenic artist
Garf Brown .... scenic artist
Philip Canfield .... leadman
Mason Chesler .... art department coordinator
Katie Clinebelle .... assistant property master
Richard Bryan Douglas .... stand-by carpenter
Scott Gertsen .... head carpenter
Jorge Luis Gonzalez .... key scenic industrial
Robert Griffon Jr. .... property master
Kenneth Hammer .... foreman carpenter
Ryan Heck .... assistant art director
Thomas Hocking .... best boy construction grip
Derrick Kardos .... graphic designer
Hila Katz .... art department coordinator: set decoration
Joseph K. Kepple IV .... additional graphic artist
Laurel Kolsby .... graphic designer
Mark Lane-Davies .... stand-by scenic
Joanna Leavens .... art department assistant
Ryan McGrath .... set dresser
Jessica Panuccio .... set dresser
Giovanni Rodriguez .... scenic artist
Mick Rossman .... scenic artist
John S. Schlicter .... scenic artist
Lisa Scoppa .... assistant set decorator
Erik Knight .... additional graphic artist (uncredited)
Randy L. Parisian .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Timothy R. Boyce Jr. .... boom operator
Donald Flick .... sound editor
Avram D. Gold .... supervising sound editor
Eric Gotthelf .... adr mixer
Tim LeBlanc .... sound re-recording mixer
Tod A. Maitland .... sound mixer
Monette Melvin .... foley artist
Jason Oliver .... adr mixer
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Egor Panchenko .... pro tools playback mixer
Trevor Sperry .... foley mixer
Jason Stasium .... pro tools playback mixer
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Jerry Yuen .... cableman
Special Effects by
J.C. Brotherhood .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Ron Barr .... visual effects artist
Jamie Baxter .... compositor
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor
Eric Evans .... compositor
Adam Gass .... digital editorial: Custom Film Effects
John Grower .... digital compositor
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor
Chris Holmes .... production executive: ICO VFX
Jason Howey .... visual effects supervisor: Howey Digital
Kammie Rivera .... digital compositor
Stephen Wilson .... digital compositor
Jose A. Alfonzo .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Scott Burik .... stunts
Mike Burke .... stunt double
John Cenatiempo .... assistant stunt coordinator
William Cote .... stunt double
Samantha MacIvor .... stunt double
Victor Paguia .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Kelly Britt .... electrician
Andrew Cavagnet .... additional video assist
Peter Colavito .... rigging electrician
Mark Cyr .... video/computer playback engineer
Julian de la Pena .... dimmer board operator
Gene Engels .... gaffer
Robert Falcone .... best boy rigging electrician
Rachael Gentner .... assistant still photographer
Kevin Gilligan .... grip
Joel Holland .... key video assist operator
Meg Kettell .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Denny Kortze .... first assistant camera: second unit
Steve Koster .... aerial director of photography
David Lee .... still photographer
Hamilton Longyear .... additional camera loader
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator: "a" camera
Christian May .... electrician
Ed Nessen .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
George Patsos .... key grip
Tom Percarpio .... best boy rigging electric
William Rexer .... additional cinematographer
Lance Rieck .... remote camera technician: scorpio head
Louis Sabat .... grip
Chris Silano .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Francis Spieldenner .... b steadicam operator
Donny Stegall .... electrician
Kyle Stephens .... electrician
John C. Walker .... camera loader
Ernest Yurich .... grip
Mike Yurich .... best boy grip
Thomas Calandrillo .... technocrane operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Richard Burridge .... extras casting associate
Caitlin McKenna .... adr voice casting (as Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson)
Susanne Scheel .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annie Kuty .... set costumer
Katie McClain .... costume assistant (as Kathryn McClain)
Tim McKelvey .... costume supervisor
Thomas Stokes .... costumer
Mitchell Travers .... costume coordinator
Editorial Department
Victoria Anderson .... colorist assistant
Julian Andraus .... assistant editor
Tom Cross .... additional editor
Steven Cuellar .... post-production assistant
Kayla Emter .... first assistant editor
Jimmy Mann .... colorist: dailies
Adam Ohl .... digital intermediate producer
Faust Pierfederici .... digital preview colorist
Darrin Roberts .... additional editor
Richie Roefaro .... editorial assistant
Ruben Sebban .... editorial production assistant
Lee Wimer .... color timer
Jan Yarbrough .... digital intermediate colorist
Location Management
Keith Adams .... location manager
Geoffrey Booth .... location assistant
Dana Corl .... location intern
Michael DeRoker .... location assistant
Dena Ghieth .... assistant location manager
Bryan Iler .... location assistant
Stuart Nicolai .... assistant location manager
Jason Planitzer .... location scout
Thomas R. Polleri .... location scout
David Velasco .... location scout
Music Department
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearance
Jeffrey Biggers .... score mixer (as Jeff Biggers)
Leah Curtis .... orchestrator
Bronwen Jones .... orchestrator
Dave Jordan .... music supervisor
Stephen Perone .... score producer
H. Scott Salinas .... music programmer: score
Ellen Segal .... music editor: scoring session
Lauren Shotwell .... music legal and clearance
Curt Sobel .... supervising music editor
Rebekah Touma .... music coordinator
Jojo Villanueva .... music supervisor
Joshua Winget .... additional music editor
Alex Wurman .... conductor
Andrew Silver .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Gabe Turiello .... camera car process trailer driver
Other crew
Liz Adams .... production assistant
Buffy Barton .... assistant: Kate Hudson
Nicole Barton .... accounting clerk
Breta Bas .... production secretary
Gavin J. Behrman .... production accountant
Susan Bliss .... post script services
Theo Brooks .... key production assistant: second unit
Micaela Brown .... assistant: Ms. Cochran
John Carrafa .... choreographer
Marlo Carroll .... production assistant
Beatrice Chisholm .... second assistant accountant
Chad Clark .... post production accountant
Wendy Cohen .... production resources
Katherine Contess .... accounting intern
Lyman Creason .... production assistant
Simon Dasher .... stand-in
Sam Day .... office production assistant
Michael Dougherty .... stand-in
Ethan Duffy .... office production assistant
Allison Ewart .... staff production coordinator
Joshua A. Friedman .... paperwork production assistant: second unit
Erika Goldfarb .... assistant production coordinator
Erika Goldfarb .... production coordinator
Nick Grimm .... assistant to Mr. Johnson & Mr. Kosove
Jennifer Hackney .... production assistant
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative
Marina Hirschfeld .... production assistant
Jodi Innerfield .... staff set production assistant: second unit
Geoffrey Jean-Baptiste .... production assistant
Laura Kautza .... lead stand in
Julie Kuehndorf .... unit publicist
Andrew Lee .... assistant: Ms. Schwartz
Sara Lohman .... assistant: Mr. Wegner
Warner Loughlin .... acting coach
Brendan C. Lynch .... staff production assistant: second unit
Kristyn Macready .... assistant: Ms. Goodwin
John Malakoff .... production travel consultant
Timothy Martin .... set production assistant
Claiborne Michael McDonald .... production assistant
Emma McGill .... assistant: Ms. Smith (as Emma Branch)
David Midgen .... titles producer
Elizabeth Neveu .... production assistant
Kory O'Donnell .... production coordinator
Timothy D. Orr .... helicopter pilot: camera
Brian Papworth .... key production assistant
Ivan Paric .... production assistant: walkie
Angela Pavone .... stand-in: Kate Hudson
Anthony Pettine .... script supervisor
Noel Davis Poyner .... assistant: Mr. Greenfield (as Noel Poyner)
Matthew Roper .... set medic
Matthew D. Rutler .... production assistant
Josh Samataro .... unit production assistant
Jon Schumacher .... assistant: Ms. Swank
Chris Specht .... production resources
Paris Themmen .... production assistant
Tessa Treanor .... set intern
Jaren Vine .... production controller
Greg Wason .... production assistant
Jacob Wasserman .... set production assistant
Rebecca White .... first assistant accountant
Valerie Joy Wilson .... stand-in: female lead

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material
USA:112 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Ireland:12A | Malaysia:18 | Netherlands:12 | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:PG (edited version) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:7 | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46465)

Did You Know?

Colin Farrell was rumored to play Marcus.See more »
Continuity: When Rachel and Marcus are talking in the park, Rachel's hands and position of the diet Pepsi change positionsSee more »
Ethan:The Hamptons are like a zombie movie directed by Ralph Lauren.See more »
Movie Connections:
Gettin' LowSee more »


Is this film based on a book?
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68 out of 81 people found the following review useful.
incredibly disgusted by this movie, 9 November 2011
Author: mnasidica from florida

I watched this because I've always been a fan of GG. I think she's pretty in a less conventional way, but definitely prettier than Kate Hudson.

Which brings me to one point. This movie was one of those ugly duckling movies without the ugly duckling. Rachel (GG) admits that she "never thought a guy like you would end up with someone like me..." as if she has three heads or a skin condition or something equally appalling. She has none of these things. She's pretty, she has a good career, and the only major personality flaw she has is the inability to be proactive (which shouldn't be a problem since her love interest is the EXACT SAME WAY). Yeah. This is a terrible movie with absolutely no action in it until the very end. We don't even get to see the scene where Darcy is dumped.

Adding to the incredible coincidence that neither Rachel nor Dex know what to do in this incredibly obvious situation (we know Dex has some mommy issues, but that wasn't really explained... I can't remember anything his mother said or did, aside from a few woeful looks). The only person we hear any reason from is Ethan, and by then we all want to smack some sense into the main characters.

What bothers me incredibly about this movie is that it basically drives loyalty between "best friends" straight into the ground. Not only does Rachel sleep with her best friend's fiancé, she doesn't TELL her best friend her mistake, she sleeps with Dex again, encourages Darcy to marry this guy who is cheating on her and doesn't love her, and then contemplates telling Dex that Darcy cheated on HIM. Who is getting majorly screwed over here? In all the mixup and emo WHAT DO WE DO action (or lack thereof), it's easy to forget who is being hurt the most.

Uh oh. The script writers went a little too far...

IN COMES...villainizing! It's a common trick in cinema to demonize characters so that we stay rooting for the main character. This was very overdone in this movie. At first Darcy had a few good traits that you could see, but it wasn't long before she become entirely RIDICULOUS as a character. By the end of the movie, we discover that she's also been cheating on Dex this WHOLE TIME...AND...she's pregnant. She had to do something a bit worse in order for us to forgive Rachel. In doing so, the depth of Darcy was lost - and everyone has depth, let's not fool ourselves. Obviously the movie wasn't about her, it was about Rachel, but it sends the message that it's okay to screw your best friend over as long as she's doing it too - and when does that actually happen? It also sends the message that it's okay to wait on a man to leave his fiancé and to not give up too soon, because he might have a REALLY GOOD REASON. Wrong. If a man isn't leaving his wife, he's not going to, so you just better move on. Those are the cold, hard facts. AND, if a man is cheating on his fiancé/wife/girlfriend with you, he's going to do the exact same thing once your relationship with him gets a little rocky (that is, if you ever make it to a relationship). But seriously - once a cheater, always a character. Obviously his morals are not fantastic. If he loves you, he'll leave her, if he doesn't, don't bother waiting around. You deserve better.

Ethan was the only character that seemed to agree with this philosophy. I really wanted the movie to end with Rachel going off with someone else, someone who knew what to do from the beginning and didn't stand weakly by and take forever to figure out that love is more important than his father's glare.

I hated the weakness of these characters. I hated the message. I hated the necessity of making Darcy's character unbearable so that we won't end up despising the main characters for their despicable actions. What's worse is that no one was punished for the horrible betrayal that took place in this movie - they were rewarded.

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