Something Borrowed is a delightful new romantic comedy…with a twist! Thirtysomethings Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin, no stranger to the genre having previously starred in 2009’s He’s Just Not That Into You) and Darcy (the always enjoyable and, in this case, hilarious Kate Hudson) have been best friends since childhood. Darcy is weeks away from marrying Dex (the electric Colin Egglesfield), their mutual friend since college. Flashbacks reveal that Rachel and Dex used to have an unspoken thing for each other, but that magic moment never came to pass. Turns out that the spark is still alive as Rachel and Dex make up for lost time behind the backs of fiancee and friends, including Rachel’s male BFF Ethan (The Office‘s John Krasinski). Ethan’s dry wit provides a lot of the film’s big laughs though it’s hard to outdo an over-the-top impromptu performance of Salt-n-Pepa’s “Push It” from the film’s leading ladies. Delightful montages, a healthy dose of 90’s nostalgia, and exquisite direction from Luke Greenfield (Rob Schneider’s The Animal) make this, to borrow from Myspace user Andrew Freand, “the best ROMANTIC COMEDY of the year”.*
Something Borrowed opens wide in Philly-area theaters today.
* The film’s current TV spot does indeed contain this quote, which does indeed come from a random Myspace user…at least we’re to assume as much, I couldn’t actually find Andrew’s page.
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.