Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis to hire a male escort to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing.
Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
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
Peter Facinelli tried out for the role of Dex. See more »
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 »
It's a thin line between comedy and drama, and which emotions are reasonable to force on your audience
Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is turning 30, but it's the immature Darcy (Kate Hudson) who is getting married. "Something Borrowed" is a romantic comedy, so obviously that inverse world will right itself, eventually. It was a longer process than would seem necessary.
As the tag line says, it's a thin line between love and friendship. It's also a thin line between drama and comedy, and also between which emotions are reasonable to force your audience to go through. I am its target audience, moreover I'm Rachel exactly, so they won me over from the start, and then I laughed and I cried. Both of which more than I was expecting too.
It's a shame that the funniest characters were the superfluous ones. Creating one good character was apparently hard enough for Hollywood, so the supporting ones were just props to move the strenuous plot along and deliver some reasonably funny lines and situations. John Krasinski, in particular, deserves better than that.
Goodwin's Rachel and Krasinski's natural humour and disposition put "Something Borrowed" slightly above average. They borrowed my heart for awhile and for the most part kept me amused. But riddle me this, why does the asshole always get the girl?
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