Monday, May 30, 2011

Something Borrowed



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.

1 comment:

Kay said...

You know, reading over your thoughts on this movie seems to have tempered mine a bit. I really thought I would like it better than I did and there were some great parts. I totally understand what you say about Rachel just not being assertive enough. Maybe it's because Rachel and Dex slipped and were together and then did it again and still hadn't made any changes. Perhaps if they had fessed up to Darcy sooner and if Dex had not taken so long to decide what he really wanted. I liked all the actors and I definitely didn't like Darcy, but something about the whole thing just didn't click with me. I guess I'm just used to seeing the people who are unfaithful get in trouble. Hmmm....well, I'm glad it worked for you. It's always fun to get to have some girlfriend time. :-)