‘Borrowed’ lacks fun, romance

“Something Borrowed,” was advertised to be a romantic comedy yet ended up being a painful tragedy to watch.

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By Amanda Brown / Staff Writer

a Complicated love story (Warner Bros. Pictures )

By Amanda Brown / Staff Writer

“Something Borrowed,” was advertised to be a romantic comedy yet ended up being a painful tragedy to watch.

The movie is all about stabbing a best friend in the back to be with a man, actually the best friend’s man.

Although the storyline was not one that was enjoyable to watch the acting was fantastic.

Rachel, played by Ginnifer Goodwin, is the main character and the story is told from her perspective.

She is a mousy character that is accepting and always kind to her stage hogging best friend Darcy, played by Kate Hudson.

Darcy is supposed to be seen as the self centered, careless, and smug friend who deserves anything bad that is coming.

Dex (Colin Egglesfield) is the man that makes this story possible. He is Darcy’s fiancé and Rachel’s love interest.

Rachel and Darcy have been best friends since childhood, they have gone through everything together and it is Rachel’s duty to be Darcy’s maid of honor. Rachel would have had no problem doing this if it weren’t for the fact that she loved Dex more then she loved Darcy.

Rachel and Dex start a long and confusing affair on the night that Darcy throws Rachel a birthday party. Eventually when Rachel and Dex both back out of weekend plans to go to the Hamptons, things start to get twisted.

The pair run into Dex’s parents where his father tells Dex to stop fooling around because that isn’t the type of people they are. Dex takes this seriously and ends the affair for a little while.

What Dex doesn’t know is that while he is fooling around with Rachel, Darcy has a slip up of her own.

In a twisted and sickening story that glorified cheating and stabbing a best friend in the back, the only thing that made the film bearable to watch was the hilarious character Ethan, played by John Krasinski.

He is Rachel’s other best friend and friend/enemy of Darcy’s since their youth.

Ethan is the character that shined through and gave this film the slightest bit of desperately needed comic relief. He is a witty and sarcastic character and has a sly remark in almost every scene he is in.

He ends up finding out about the affair and tries to spill the secret when everyone is together. This results in Ethan getting hit with a racket before he can even speak.

The acting in this movie was magnificent, if only the storyline had matched that. Hudson played an amazing attention stealer and Egglesfeild was impossible not to fall in love with.

Goodwin was equally amazing as the dull yet quirky Darcy whom was easy to empathize with.

The actor that shined above the rest though was Krasinski.

His humorous character brought the storyline some much needed light.

The title “Something Borrowed” was not fitting, with the script being as it is, the movie should have been called “Something Stolen.”

The message of this movie was completely inappropriate for the audience it was intended for. They targeted young women, and the actions shown in the film should not be ones to become acceptable.

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