Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed

Romantic comedy based on the best-seller by Emily Giffin, stars Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin (TV's Big Love) and John Krasinski (US The Office, Away We Go).

On the eve of her 30th birthday party, Rachel (Goodwin) can’t escape the feeling that life hasn't turned out like she planned. She's got a great job at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, and she's still close with her childhood best friend, the vivacious Darcy (Hudson). But seeing Darcy flirt with her handsome fiancé is just another reminder that at the end of the party – like every other night – she’ll be going home alone. Except this time, she doesn’t: waking up next to Dex (Colin Egglesfield), Darcy’s fiancé. Both of them are horrified – how could this happen? They try to move on, but as the wedding approaches Rachel begins to realise this wasn't such a bad mistake after all...

2011Rating: M114 minsUSA
Romantic Comedy

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Something Borrowed / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Try as she might, Hudson can't turn Darcy into a three-dimensional character: She's astonishingly easy to dislike, but not nearly amusing enough in what could have been an unforgettable camp performance.

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Total Film

Total Film

The film’s too busy piling on one-liners – delivered ably by Hudson and comic co-star John Krasinski – to layer any real depth to the awkward triangle, so it’s a long slog to an inevitable climax.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The most dispiriting thing about Something Borrowed is that with a little more art, craft and wit it could have been a lot better, maybe even good.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

All of the characters are treated sincerely and played in a straightforward style. It's just that we don't love them enough.

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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

Considering her normal breezy charm, Kate Hudson has a fair stab at making party girl Darcy unlikable. Why she bothered is another matter.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Despite the pretty overload and the smoldering blue-eyed handsome of Egglesfield, the heart-pounding, palm-sweating, heavy-breathing chemical reactions that should be causing major blackouts in Manhattan, where this story unfolds, are nowhere to be found.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Doesn't so much borrow from other movies as settle into a comfort zone of raising provocative questions regarding love, commitment and marriage only to dismiss them with a brush of a hand as so much dandruff.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Yes, perhaps the audience will like its favored couple more, but all the engineering that goes into making them sympathetic results in a film that feels agonizingly synthetic and alien.

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