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Something Borrowed (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 6 May 2011 (USA)
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Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy's fiancé.

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Luke Greenfield

Writers:

Jennie Snyder Urman (screenplay), Emily Giffin (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ginnifer Goodwin ... Rachel
Kate Hudson ... Darcy
Colin Egglesfield ... Dex
John Krasinski ... Ethan
Steve Howey ... Marcus
Ashley Williams ... Claire
Geoff Pierson ... Dexter Thaler Sr.
Jill Eikenberry ... Bridget Thaler
Jonathan Epstein Jonathan Epstein ... Professor Zigman
Leia Thompson Leia Thompson ... Bridal Consultant
Sarah Baldwin ... June
Mark La Mura ... Marcus's Dad
Lindsay Ryan Lindsay Ryan ... Salesgirl
Kirsten Day ... Pretty Brunette
Christopher Peuler ... Husband
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Storyline

Rachel is a lawyer. When she was in law school she fell for another student, Dex, who comes from an affluent family, but she was too shy to say anything. When Dex meets her best friend Darcy, who sometimes treats her like dirt, Darcy makes a move on Dex and gets him. Eventually, they get engaged and Darcy asks Rachel to be her Maid of Honor. However, Rachel still has feelings for Dex and still can't say anything. Darcy throws her a birthday party and Dex is there. When she and Dex are alone she blurts out that she had a thing for him in college which surprised him, and after drinking a little they spend the night together. They try to forget the whole thing and agree that it means nothing. Ethan, Rachel's close friend, tells her that she'll spend her entire life regretting that if she does nothing. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

It's a thin line between love and friendship.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love & Marriage See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,945,368, 8 May 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,046,489

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,090,821
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kate Hudson (Darcy) and Steve Howey (Marcus) also played a couple (who got married) in Bride Wars (2009). See more »

Goofs

Near the end, Darcy goes to Rachel's apartment. She has nothing with her. When we see her storm outside the building, she grabs Marcus' pizza wrapper and walks away. Then the shot switches to her from the back and she has a brown purse, no wrapper. The purse was sitting beside Marcus on the stoop but we don't see her pick it up. See more »

Quotes

Rachel: I didn't want him to pick me by default. I wanna be someone's first choice.
Ethan: Yeah. You are.
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The title of the movie didn't appear till around 11 minutes into the movie. See more »

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It's a thin line between comedy and drama, and which emotions are reasonable to force on your audience
6 May 2011 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is turning 30, but it's the immature Darcy (Kate Hudson) who is getting married. "Something Borrowed" is a romantic comedy, so obviously that inverse world will right itself, eventually. It was a longer process than would seem necessary.

As the tag line says, it's a thin line between love and friendship. It's also a thin line between drama and comedy, and also between which emotions are reasonable to force your audience to go through. I am its target audience, moreover I'm Rachel exactly, so they won me over from the start, and then I laughed and I cried. Both of which more than I was expecting too.

It's a shame that the funniest characters were the superfluous ones. Creating one good character was apparently hard enough for Hollywood, so the supporting ones were just props to move the strenuous plot along and deliver some reasonably funny lines and situations. John Krasinski, in particular, deserves better than that.

Goodwin's Rachel and Krasinski's natural humour and disposition put "Something Borrowed" slightly above average. They borrowed my heart for awhile and for the most part kept me amused. But riddle me this, why does the asshole always get the girl?


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