Something Borrowed: It’s A Thin Line Between Love and Friendship
As we waited for the movie to start, the host informed us that this movie is based on a book and that there are five of them. NOOO!!! If it’s like Sex In The City, I’ll be ok. If it’s like Twilight, don’t mind me while I throw up. The trailer looked promising with a nice ensemble cast so I was hopeful.
All About Kate
I’ve always been a fan of Kate Hudson’s crazy, quirky roles. But as Darcy, she was an obnoxious, spoiled brat. It was a little irritating, but taking a step back, that means she was doing a helluva job! She won’t be up for an award, but she played the part perfectly.
Ice To Her Fire
Her calmer, cooler, more conservative other half was played by Ginnifer Goodwin. She was pretty charming as a modern day Sally Field. Actually she had a little Rachel Leigh Cook blended with Kirsten Dunst. All in all, a good turn as the likeable Rachel.
Scene Stealer Alerts
Any scene with Marcus (Steve Howey) was hilarious. He was part Neanderthal, part sensitive male, and provided great comic relief. Dex (Colin Egglesfield) is female eye candy. Period. I thought he was a younger Tom Cruise. In other words, borrowing from Chris Rock, Tom Cruise is a filthy rich man’s Colin Egglesfield. Some of the mannerisms and his toothy smile were dead on. My wife disagrees. Check the trailer. What do you think?
Jim, I mean Ethan
I didn’t enjoy Jenna Fischer in Hall Pass because I kept thinking, “That’s Pam from the Office”. Initially I had the same issue with John Krasinski, but he played a great best friend. I thought because he was in a supporting role, the Jim factor wouldn’t be such a big deal. On second thought, it’s because his character was the most authentic and the most normal one of the bunch. He was true to himself and sets a nice example for others who are still finding themselves.
Romantic comedies are mostly for the ladies, but I had a good time. It’s the typical two girls and one guy story, but it was done very well. Thumbs up to the entire cast, especially Jim, I mean, Ethan, I mean John Krasinski. Something Borrowed opens May 06, 2011 at a theater near you.