Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Something Borrowed Movie Review

Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé.

I was able to attend a screening of Something Borrowed by Warner Brothers Studio. The movie is based the the book, Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. This is a must see romantic comedy.

Ginnifer Goodwin plays Rachel who is the girl next door best friend to life of the party, Darcy played by Kate Hudson. Even Colin Egglesfield as Dex, the fiancé of Darcy and long time crush of Rachel, makes a believable addition to the love triangle. You cheer on Rachel and love to hate Darcy. Dex is the character all women can hate or love, depending on their own romantic situation. To me, the runaway star of this film is John Krasinski as Ethan the best guy friend of the girls since youth. His flawless humor and quick wit added so much to the movie that it went from ok to fabulous for me. He adds warmth, humor, and heart to the film. I had no idea that his was such a big part of the film. And without him, the film would definitely be mediocre.

The film is definitely a chick flick. But the surprising addition of Steve Howey (of Reba fame) as Marcus, Dex's best friend, makes the movie appeal to the men who were forced to attend by the women in their lives. Howey plays the ultimate male player and will have the guys going "right on" with every trophy attempt.

I definitely give this movie a thumbs up. Go see it. Something Borrowed opens in theaters May 6th.

I received my screening passes from NW32 and my opinions in this review are my own.