101 / 365 – ‘Something Borrowed’ – 103 mins
Cinema Challenge #39 / 115
Rachel (Ginnfer Goodwin) and Darcy (Kate Hudson) are best friends. They chat constantly on the phone and share everything. But things are about to change. In a couple of weeks Darcy is getting married to Dex with whom Rachel studied at law school. Rachel had a crush on him then but nothing came of it and now, after her surprise 30th birthday party, she and Dex fall into bed together – for a night of passion. Friendships are tested as they all head to the Hamptons for the weekends with their good friend Ethan (John Krasinski), Claire (Ashley Williams) who has a crush on Ethan and Marcus (Steve Howey) who seems to have a crush on everyone.
Another Kate Hudson film, so that can only mean one thing, another Kate Hudson romantic comedy where this is a genre she has now become so typecast too, that not even she knows the escape route, but she does good work here as the self-centered and vain best friend. The biggest flaw in this predictable story, is that you wait nearly two hours for its ‘cardboard’ characters of Rachel and Dex (Colin Egglesfield, who would make a great stand-in for Tom Cruise) to make decision on their romantic plight, as the same scenario is repeatedly played over and over again that it nearly becomes a snooze-fest.
The best scene in Something Borrowed, is during a beach badminton match by each winning a point secrets are revealed by Ethan (who is by far the best character) this as great humorous potential but sadly stops short before gets interesting, in fact, that just about sums this quickly forgettable movie up.