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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Jennie Snyder (screenplay)
Emily Giffin (novel)
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Release Date:
6 May 2011 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's a thin line between love and friendship.
Plot:
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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4 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

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
Scott Hollingsworth ... Band Member
Nicky Kulund ... Band Member

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

Peyton List ... Young Darcy

ViDonna Michaels ... Rich Girl (as ViDonna Michailov)

Emily Giffin ... Woman on Bench (uncredited)

Gina Hernandez ... Drunk Outside Bar (uncredited)

Rosemary Howard ... London Pedestrian (uncredited)

Brandon Hunter ... Skateboarder (uncredited)

Anne Bergstedt Jordanova ... Hamptons Club Girl (uncredited)
Jeffrey Mowery ... Wheelchair Guy (uncredited)

Desira Pesta ... Kissing Couple in Bar (uncredited)

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

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
Nicole C. Taylor .... co-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
Sian Grigg .... makeup artist: Kate Hudson
Bernadette Mazur .... makeup department head
Suzy Mazzarese-Allison .... key hair stylist
Sacha Quarles .... hair department head
Dina Sliwak .... makeup artist
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
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
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
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)
 
Stunts
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-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
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
 
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)
Thom Yorke .... musician (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Keith Adams .... location manager
Liz Adams .... production assistant
Nicole Barton .... accounting clerk
Breta Bas .... production secretary
Gavin J. Behrman .... production accountant
Susan Bliss .... post script services
Geoffrey Booth .... location assistant
Theo Brooks .... key production assistant: second unit
Micaela Brown .... executive assistant: senior vice president of physcial production
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
Dana Corl .... location intern
Lyman Creason .... production assistant
Simon Dasher .... stand-in
Sam Day .... office production assistant
Michael DeRoker .... location assistant
Michael Dougherty .... stand-in
Ethan Duffy .... office production assistant
Allison Ewart .... staff production coordinator
Joshua A. Friedman .... paperwork production assistant: second unit
Dena Ghieth .... assistant location manager
Nick Grimm .... assistant to Mr. Johnson & Mr. Kosove
Jennifer Hackney .... production assistant
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative
Marina Hirschfeld .... production assistant
Bryan Iler .... location assistant
Jodi Innerfield .... staff set production assistant: second unit
Laura Kautza .... lead stand in
Julie Kuehndorf .... unit publicist
Andrew Lee .... assistant to executive producer
Warner Loughlin .... acting coach
Brendan C. Lynch .... staff production assistant: second unit
Kristyn Macready .... assistant: Ms. Goodwin
Timothy Martin .... set production assistant
Claiborne Michael McDonald .... production assistant
Emma McGill .... assistant to producers (as Emma Branch)
David Midgen .... titles producer
Elizabeth Neveu .... production assistant
Stuart Nicolai .... assistant location manager
Kory O'Donnell .... production coordinator
Timothy D. Orr .... helicopter pilot: camera
Brian Papworth .... key production assistant
Ivan Paric .... production assistant: walkie
Anthony Pettine .... script supervisor
Jason Planitzer .... location scout
Thomas R. Polleri .... location scout
Noel Davis Poyner .... assistant to director
Matthew Roper .... set medic
Matthew D. Rutler .... production assistant
Josh Samataro .... unit production assistant
Chris Specht .... production resources
Paris Themmen .... production assistant
Tessa Treanor .... set intern
David Velasco .... location scout
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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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material
Runtime:
USA:112 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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?

Trivia:
Colin Farrell was rumored to play Marcus.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Rachel and Marcus are talking in the park, Rachel's hands and position of the diet Pepsi change positionsSee more »
Quotes:
Ethan:You're all going to hell anyway, so you might as well do something for yourselfSee more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The World I KnowSee more »

FAQ

Is this film based on a book?
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55 out of 66 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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