Director: Luke Greenfield Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, and John Krasinski. Run Time: 100 minutes Rated: PG-13 Plot: Polar opposites Rachel (Goodwin) and Darcy (Hudson) have been best friends since the start of time. So when Darcy is engaged to Rachel's law school crush things start to turn for the worse. Friendships are tested as secrets come to surface in this romantic comedy. So far 2011 has been filled with mediocre films full of 2010 rejects and leftovers from the studios but with summer blockbusters coming up the movies have been getting bigger and better. Something Borrowed is one of those lead up films for the bigger ones to come. It is a film you have to walk into with an open mind, leaving all judgment at the door, because sometimes you just have to let yourself relax and this is the movie to do it in. Of course the highlight of Something Borrowed was John Krasinski as Ethan, the witty friend of Rachel. The rest of the actors were nothing special to watch though Kate Hudson was fun as the callous best friend Darcy.
The worst part about Something Borrowed had to be the character and plot development. You are left with a feeling of unfinished ideas and no sympathy for majority of the characters. Rachel (Goodwin) just doesn't pull off the lead as well as she could have while Dex (Egglesfield) comes off as more of a bad guy than the sweet love interest. There are some comedic breaks with some smaller characters such as a creepy stalker friend and a guy who just doesn't use his brain as often as he should. The sad part is that the supporting cast is what is the most fun to watch, and when you are not watching them you are wanting to.
Back to Krasinski, who is the sole reason to see Something Borrowed. His character Ethan has the whole theater laughing throughout the film with his quick and canny lines. Like always, John Krasinski is the scene stealer and if you like him as Jim in The Office, then you will love him in Something Borrowed.
Overall, this was a pleasant film to watch even with its flaws. It might sound silly but it really is something special, a diamond in the rough that will be appreciated later on. As for a weekend movie, it is the perfect choice; even for future dvd rental.
Movie when John Krasinski is onscreen: 8/10 Movie without John Krasinski onscreen: 6/10
You can watch the trailer for Something Borrowedhere.