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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.

Director:

Luke Greenfield

Writers:

Jennie Snyder Urman (screenplay), Emily Giffin (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Jonathan Epstein ... Professor Zigman
Leia Thompson Leia Thompson ... Bridal Consultant
Sarah Baldwin ... June
Mark La Mura ... Marcus's Dad
Lindsay Ryan Lindsay Ryan ... Salesgirl
Kirsten Day ... Pretty Brunette
Christopher Peuler ... Husband
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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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Taglines:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love & Marriage See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,945,368, 8 May 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,046,489

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,090,821
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The book has a character named Hillary, another lawyer and works with Rachel on the same law firm. Hillary is the one who guessed Rachel's secret affair with Dex when the latter sent red roses. Hillary's character isn't present in the film's version. See more »

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When Rachel and Marcus are talking in the park, Rachel's hands and position of the diet Pepsi change positions See more »

Quotes

Ethan: The Hamptons are like a zombie movie directed by Ralph Lauren.
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The title of the movie didn't appear till around 11 minutes into the movie. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.141 (2011) See more »

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incredibly disgusted by this movie
9 November 2011 | by mnasidicaSee all my reviews

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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