Something Borrowed – Film Review

Something Borrowed, a film based on the novel with the same name, by Emily Giffin is currently playing in theatres throughout the US. I, of course had to see the film because I always wonder how a movie based on a book  turns out.

Some are okay and don’t really do justice to the book but others, like Something Borrowed does wonders to the book. I say this because I was anxiously waiting for the film Eat, Pray, Love to come out with Julia Roberts and after all the pre-movie expectations, I wasn’t impressed much with the outcome.

Something Borrowed, first of all was very easy to watch and follow. The story is about two childhood friends,  named Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Darcey (Kate Hudson), who couldn’t imagine living life without one another, until of course, Darcey gets engaged to Dex (Colin Egglesfield), the guy Rachel introduced her to. We can only imagine how this type of situation puts anyone’s friendship to the test, let alone the fact,  Rachel realizes after the engagement, she is in love with her best friend’s fiance.

Before anyone has a chance to roll their eyes and speak of cliches, which I completely agree with, I have to point out the following. The film is a chick flick, which I know some men would appreciate. The story is very well paced and keeps you on your toes, even though you know how it could turn out and how it really should turn out.

The best part of course is two of the four main actors who made the film worth while. John Krasinski (The Office) , who plays Rachel’s friend, Ethan and Kate Hudson, who, as usual does an outstanding job portraying the carefree and bubbly friend.

I think what I appreciated the most about the film is the fact, the story was relayed with every character’s point of view about the situation and how realistically they handled it. Nothing was sugar coated, no one person was the hero, nor better than the rest and although each character was successful in their careers, their personal lives were equally shattered based on the choices they made.

I did like the film very much and for some strange reason, I cannot get it out of my mind. So, if the movies that are out right now getting you down, consider seeing Something Borrowed.

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