This afternoon I met up with a girlfriend to see the movie Something Borrowed, based on the novel with the same title by Emily Giffin. I didn't go in with high hopes. Yesterday I read what Kay thought of this movie, and generally we seem to like the same books. I also talked to another friend who warned me that this movie had not received the highest of reviews, either.
Luckily, I was happily surprised. I read Something Borrowed when it first came out several years ago, so the book was not fresh enough in my mind where I was comparing book to movie. I also liked the casting. Kate Hudson was perfect as Darcy, the friend who is used to getting her own way -and getting the man. I loved Dex- Colin Egglesfield reminds me so much of Tom Cruise.
Normally I would never like the girl and guy who are doing the cheating, but Darcy was just not very likeable and I didn't feel very bad for her at all. Instead I felt like Rachel had just never asserted herself and let herself feel like she even had a chance with someone like Dex. I kept rooting for Dex and Rachel to get together. Dex irritated me a bit with his lack of willingness to call off his wedding. Instead he was stringing Rachel along while still getting to pretend he was marrying Darcy. ARGH! My friend and I both enjoyed this one. It was a good, fun girl movie - and considering the last time I went to a movie with a girlfriend of mine was in 2002, I think I deserved the two hours of entertainment. Of course, the book is always better, but this was a fun movie for me and you won't be hearing any complaints from me.