Something Borrowed (12A)

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Romance

Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

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Time Out says

Fri May 6 2011

The plot of Emily Giffin’s 2005 best-selling novel is pure soap opera: best friends Darcy (Kate Hudson) and Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) fall for the same guy, Dex (Colin Egglesfield); he gets engaged to one and falls in love with the other. But ‘Something Borrowed’ never comes to terms with the fact that its object of desire is a colossal prick.

Beginning with a surprise birthday party, the movie shuttles back and forth between Dex and Rachel’s law-school meeting and his impending wedding to Darcy. Neither Rachel, the consistently upstaged underdog, nor the groom-to-be has the gumption to act on their feelings until the nuptials are nigh; cue laughter, sighs and lots of running in the rain.

Still, no amount of gloss can turn Egglesfield’s two-timer into a hero and his bland performance doesn’t help. This rom-com has something old, something borrowed and something blue; the something new, however, is missing. (Sam Adams, Time Out New York)
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Rated:

12A

UK release:

Fri May 6, 2011

Duration:

113 mins

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chi chi

its hilaruois and sad ant the same time really helps people in this situation liked it help me now im happy with my partner thanks to this movie im just so happy

chi chi

its hilaruois and sad ant the same time really helps people in this situation liked it help me now im happy with my partner thanks to this movie im just so happy

scrumpyjack

Well, perhaps not for most blokes Mike! I found it acceptable, breezy fare with likeable characters (not sure how dex is a COLOSSAL prick T.O) and the Salt & Pepper routine performed by the two female leads is pure joy! Agreed Mike, it goes on too long but not enough for self harm! My personal test as to weather a film is cinema worthy is would I sit through it again in a cinema if a friend or relative wanted to see it. The answer here is yes...quite happily. 6+/10

Mike

I went to see this film because the trailer was fairly amusing. Intentionally I didn’t read the Time Out review first. . I’m guessing this is what’s called a ‘chic flick’. Loose plot, and slightly wobbly acting aside, it was okay for the first 50 minutes, but it went on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on. There were several points in this film where I considered trying to self-harm with my empty paper cup or trying to knock myself out with my phone. . Two stars would seem generous, and one star perhaps a little harsh – let’s call it 3/10. Not for blokes.

long cat

Top of the range romantic comedy. Anyone who doesn't like this has no sense of humour. A situation that can and has come up in real life wonderfully acted out with great actors. Ginnifer Goodwin is absolutely adorable in this flick. Worth seeing just for her.

long cat

Top of the range romantic comedy. Anyone who doesn't like this has no sense of humour. A situation that can and has come up in real life wonderfully acted out with great actors. Ginnifer Goodwin is absolutely adorable in this flick. Worth seeing just for her.