Sunday, September 25, 2011

Something Borrowed

Warning: This review may be completely biased as I am in love with John Krasinski.

Something Borrowed seems to already have everything it needs to make it the cutest rom-com of the season. This film, based on the hit novel of the same name by Emily Giffin, tells the story of Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin), a bright and successful lawyer, and her lifelong best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson), a carefree yet self-absorbed blond who always seems to get her way. Darcy is engaged to Dex (Colin Egglesfeld), a friend of Rachel’s from law school, but after a few too many drinks and some long-awaited confessions, Rachel and Dex find themselves sleeping together. Their affair continues, and Rachel must decide whether having the guy of her dreams is worth sacrificing the closest of friendships. Backed by a hilarious cast – including Rachel’s good friend Ethan (John Krasinski) and his obsessive stalker Claire (Ashley Williams) – Ginnifer Goodwin lights up the screen, playing up her sweetness perfectly and drawing the audience into her every emotion. Kate Hudson brings her natural charm, and both leading ladies get tons of laughs during an impromptu re-enactment of their sixth grade talent show performance – a choreographed dance routine to none other than Push It by Salt N’ Pepa. For a romantic comedy with a predictable plot, this movie manages to stand out for its relatable script and remarkable acting. Though I’m sure you can already guess the ending, this movie is worth a watch for the heart-warming way it takes you there.

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