When I saw Something Borrowed on the rental shelf, I snatched it up. It’s been ages since I saw a romantic comedy!
Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Dex (Colin Egglesfield) meet in law school. Rachel instantly falls for Dex, only she’s too shy to say anything. Then she finally gets her chance. Dex asks her out. They were this close to something when Darcy (Kate Hudson), Rachel’s best friend, shows up and makes her move on Dex.
Instead of making a fuss, Rachel leaves, unable to bare to see them together. Afterall, they would make the perfect couple. Soon after, her best friend and her biggest crush become engaged. At her birthday party, Rachel drinks a little too much and blurts out she had a crush on Dex in college. She finds out Dex feels the same way when they share a scorching kiss and so much more. Now they must decide if their love is worth the risk of destroying their comfortable life.
The movie starts off great! I could sympathies with Rachel and rode the ups and downs of the movie with her. It didn’t hurt that one of her best friends was Ethan played by John Krasinski. He urges her to take the chance or she would regret not finding out what could’ve been.
Besides the fact that they sneak around Darcy’s back, I couldn’t help root for this couple. Isn’t Dex handsome? They made the perfect couple. Then Dex get’s an ultimatum from his family. Leave Rachel. Instead of growing a backbone, he drops Rachel faster than a hot potato. Not hero material in my opinion. The romance vanished from the story for me at this point.
The rest of the story fell flat. Well, almost. Rachel rescued the ending by deciding what she wanted in life and going after it. It’s not all sunshine and roses, but she knows she won’t have any more regrets.
I enjoyed the humor and the antics in the movie. My heart ached for the characters. And though the hero redeemed himself in the end, it was a little too late for me to give this movie anything better than three stars.