May 13, 2011

Movie Review: Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed wants to be a lighthearted romantic comedy but how lighthearted can it be when it's the story of SPOILER ALERT a woman who sleeps with her best friend's fiance? Never mind that the best friend, Darcy (Kate Hudson), is vacuous and self-centered and who would want to be friends with her anyway.
Ginnifer Goodwin is cute and has an appealing screen presence but her character has no guts. I usually love Kate Hudson but her performance left me flat. There was no realness or vulnerability to her character which would have helped, I think.
One bright spot is John Krasinski who's pretty much his character on The Office, but I happen to like that character.
The movie doesn't seem to know where it wants to go. It gets bogged down in the middle then doesn't know how to end. Not that there aren't some funny parts, just not enough to carry it.
Bottom line is I don't know how you make the premise of betrayal cute, and neither does this film.
Two out of five stars for Something Borrowed.

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