Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed

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Something Borrowed

Romantic comedy based on the best-seller by Emily Giffin, stars Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin (TV's Big Love) and John Krasinski (US The Office, Away We Go).

On the eve of her 30th birthday party, Rachel (Goodwin) can’t escape the feeling that life hasn't turned out like she planned. She's got a great job at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, and she's still close with her childhood best friend, the vivacious Darcy (Hudson). But seeing Darcy flirt with her handsome fiancé is just another reminder that at the end of the party – like every other night – she’ll be going home alone. Except this time, she doesn’t: waking up next to Dex (Colin Egglesfield), Darcy’s fiancé. Both of them are horrified – how could this happen? They try to move on, but as the wedding approaches Rachel begins to realise this wasn't such a bad mistake after all...

2011Rating: M, contains offensive language & sexual references114 minsUSA
Romantic Comedy
55%
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Variety

Variety

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Try as she might, Hudson can't turn Darcy into a three-dimensional character: She's astonishingly easy to dislike, but not nearly amusing enough in what could have been an unforgettable camp performance.

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Total Film

Total Film

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The film’s too busy piling on one-liners – delivered ably by Hudson and comic co-star John Krasinski – to layer any real depth to the awkward triangle, so it’s a long slog to an inevitable climax.

2.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The most dispiriting thing about Something Borrowed is that with a little more art, craft and wit it could have been a lot better, maybe even good.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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All of the characters are treated sincerely and played in a straightforward style. It's just that we don't love them enough.

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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

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Considering her normal breezy charm, Kate Hudson has a fair stab at making party girl Darcy unlikable. Why she bothered is another matter.

1.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Despite the pretty overload and the smoldering blue-eyed handsome of Egglesfield, the heart-pounding, palm-sweating, heavy-breathing chemical reactions that should be causing major blackouts in Manhattan, where this story unfolds, are nowhere to be found.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Doesn't so much borrow from other movies as settle into a comfort zone of raising provocative questions regarding love, commitment and marriage only to dismiss them with a brush of a hand as so much dandruff.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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Yes, perhaps the audience will like its favored couple more, but all the engineering that goes into making them sympathetic results in a film that feels agonizingly synthetic and alien.

0

What is it about romance, one of the most well-defined genres in film and literature, that seems so hard to get right? Each year, countless vapid love stories flood the cinema (or more often the DVD shelf), polluting our screens with their noxious, saccharine presence. In 2011, Something Borrowed is perhaps the most offensive example; a pointless, over-long...

1.0
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I sat there to the end to see what happened but really didn't want to know. Not into movies about cheating and affairs and that was the story line.Bit of a sad story really

1.0
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I am a HUGE Kate Hudson fan and I watch every movie of hers but I have to say this was not one of her best! It was OK... But I found that Kates character Darcy was was slightly annoying and her fiancee was just plain annoying! I loved the book and I kinda wish I had not watched movie as it is so bad compared to the book - does not do it justice at...

2.0
0

I got dragged to this by The Mrs. I can't remember what I did wrong to deserve this punishment... I've been along to a few chick flicks in the past. Some were tolerable, and some were even funny. I didn't find this one to be either of those. I spent the whole movie wondering about (and commenting on, much to the annoyance of The Mrs) how much Dex (Colin...

2.0
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A bit of a miss. A formulaic rom com that was simply too long. The characters were ultimately unlikeable and I simply didn't care what happened to them. The film is also too long, by the end of it I was really ready to go home. There's a few one liners but ultimately none of them are funny enough to save this one.

2.0
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Story can be predicted from trailer. Kate Hudson is pretty but annoying (like in Bride Wars)

3.0
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you have your standard formula for a chick flick, has all the laughs and tears all other girly movies have. I enjoyed it, it had the end i was hoping for which i predicted it would so that was a nice surprise for me

3.0
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Fun for a Sunday afternoon girls outing but it was a bit of a miss. I love Emily Giffin's books so had been looking forward to this release. What annoyed me the most was the way Kate Hudson played Darcy - so irritating and a character made very hard to relate to. Rachel was played too righteously and that isn't how the books were written. I hope they make a...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Try as she might, Hudson can't turn Darcy into a three-dimensional character: She's astonishingly easy to dislike, but not nearly amusing enough in what could have been an unforgettable camp performance.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The film’s too busy piling on one-liners – delivered ably by Hudson and comic co-star John Krasinski – to layer any real depth to the awkward triangle, so it’s a long slog to an inevitable climax.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The most dispiriting thing about Something Borrowed is that with a little more art, craft and wit it could have been a lot better, maybe even good.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

All of the characters are treated sincerely and played in a straightforward style. It's just that we don't love them enough.

0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

Considering her normal breezy charm, Kate Hudson has a fair stab at making party girl Darcy unlikable. Why she bothered is another matter.

1.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Despite the pretty overload and the smoldering blue-eyed handsome of Egglesfield, the heart-pounding, palm-sweating, heavy-breathing chemical reactions that should be causing major blackouts in Manhattan, where this story unfolds, are nowhere to be found.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Doesn't so much borrow from other movies as settle into a comfort zone of raising provocative questions regarding love, commitment and marriage only to dismiss them with a brush of a hand as so much dandruff.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Yes, perhaps the audience will like its favored couple more, but all the engineering that goes into making them sympathetic results in a film that feels agonizingly synthetic and alien.

0

What is it about romance, one of the most well-defined genres in film and literature, that seems so hard to get right? Each year, countless vapid love stories flood the cinema (or more often the DVD shelf), polluting our screens with their noxious, saccharine presence. In 2011, Something Borrowed is perhaps the most offensive example; a pointless,...

1.0
0

I sat there to the end to see what happened but really didn't want to know. Not into movies about cheating and affairs and that was the story line.Bit of a sad story really

1.0
0

I am a HUGE Kate Hudson fan and I watch every movie of hers but I have to say this was not one of her best! It was OK... But I found that Kates character Darcy was was slightly annoying and her fiancee was just plain annoying! I loved the book and I kinda wish I had not watched movie as it is so bad compared to the book - does not do it justice at...

2.0
0

I got dragged to this by The Mrs. I can't remember what I did wrong to deserve this punishment... I've been along to a few chick flicks in the past. Some were tolerable, and some were even funny. I didn't find this one to be either of those. I spent the whole movie wondering about (and commenting on, much to the annoyance of The Mrs) how much Dex (Colin...

2.0
0

A bit of a miss. A formulaic rom com that was simply too long. The characters were ultimately unlikeable and I simply didn't care what happened to them. The film is also too long, by the end of it I was really ready to go home. There's a few one liners but ultimately none of them are funny enough to save this one.

2.0
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Story can be predicted from trailer. Kate Hudson is pretty but annoying (like in Bride Wars)

3.0
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you have your standard formula for a chick flick, has all the laughs and tears all other girly movies have. I enjoyed it, it had the end i was hoping for which i predicted it would so that was a nice surprise for me

3.0
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Fun for a Sunday afternoon girls outing but it was a bit of a miss. I love Emily Giffin's books so had been looking forward to this release. What annoyed me the most was the way Kate Hudson played Darcy - so irritating and a character made very hard to relate to. Rachel was played too righteously and that isn't how the books were written. I hope they make...

3.0
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