‘Something Borrowed’ Gets Two Thumbs Up
I’d have to describe this move as “unconventional”.
First of all I just have to say I love Kate Hudson! She is an incredibly versatile actress with a very elegant quirkiness. She is Absolutely adorable. Okay I’m done with my Kate rant.
Ok so I went to see this movie with my mom and sisters for Mother’s day. To be honest I had no idea what this movie was about nor was I particularly excited to watch it. But its Mother’s Day and my Mom wanted to watch it and I love her so I did…I know I am an incredible son!
At first glance this movie seemed like your typical “boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, boy starts dating girl’s best friend” kind of movies. Upon further observation you will find that’s exactly what this movie was, but with a twist. I called this movie unconventional because unlike most romantic comedies where the guy and girl get together in the end, Ginnifer Goodwin and Colin Egglesfield’s characters (Rachel & Dex) keep hooking up throughout the movie even though he is engaged to her best friend. Ginnifer Goodwin did a believable job playing the weak timid friend who you just wanted to shake because she never stood up for herself and she always let her more overbearing friend Darcey (played by Kate Hudson) take whatever she wanted from her…including Dex. Just thinking about it gets me frustrated at her…and she isn’t even real.
With this cast you are sure to get a lot of laughs but there is a very poignant lesson about self-worth and taking risks in love that are woven throughout. I give this movie 2 thumbs up because it was just a nice surprise of a film. It’s a great date movie or, in my case, Mother’s day gift. 🙂
-Michael Barlow for The “High Up”