Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Book to Movie: Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed Summary: The smash-hit debut novel for every woman who has ever had a complicated love-hate friendship. Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy's fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself. ~amazon.com

Review: Admittedly, it's been years since I've read Something Borrowed but I think I remembered enough about the story to judge the movie. Also, I'm NOT a Kate Hudson fan at all so when it was announced she was going to play Darcy I was a bit miffed. Then, I thought about it and decided she would be a perfect Darcy. The rest of the casting was very well done, especially after putting Gennifer Goodwin in the role of Rachel.

As far as my memory serves me I think the movie pretty much followed the book. The movie ended exactly as I remembered and of course I wanted it to. Sure, I don't think cheating of any kind is right, especially if the guy is engaged and about to marry your best friend. Now, of course you are always rooting for Rachel. The consummate good girl who always catered to her best friend Darcy. Darcy's always gotten what she wanted, even Dex, who she knows Rachel was crushing on.

Dex is played by the extremely good looking Colin Egglesfield. You feel for him. He's stuck, he's trying to do the right thing, he's trying to please his hard to please father. On the other hand, he needs to man up and do the right thing. He needs to live his life and love who he needs to love. Rachel needs to quit being the door mat to her friend Darcy. Let's face it, it's pretty much a one way friendship.

Who stole the show for me though was John Krasinksi. He played the childhood friend, Ethan, of both Darcy and Rachel; although now he was more in Camp Rachel. His comedic timing was perfect and he had some great lines.

I have to say, I think that Emily Giffin did an excellent job on promoting this movie since it's based on her book. She took to Facebook and Twitter to tell her fans about the process from the start. If she doesn't feel like writing any more books (which I would not be happy about) she could definitely do PR for Hollywood.

If you are a fan of the book or even if you aren't; Something Borrowed is a great movie to see with your girlfriend(s).

Final Take: 4.5/5

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