Monday, May 9, 2011

Movie Review: Something Borrowed

Wow! What a Mother's Day! My mother in law Selina, my sister in law Sabrina, Grandma Las Vegas and I went to see Something Borrowed as our mother's day gifts to ourselves. It was a two hour period where we could sit back, relax, and give full child responsibility the boys.

Something Borrowed is the film adaptation of Emily Giffin's novel of the same title. The film stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson as the lead characters. I had recently reread the novel and saw the difference in the film to book but over all thought that the movie was out together nicely.

Something Borrowed is about Rachel and Darcy who have been friends since childhood and are now venturing on to their 30s. Rachel is an attorney who hates her job, Darcy is a PR rep who is going to get married in the next couple of months. Darcy is spoiled and selfish and always gets her way even if it is at the expense of Rachel her best friend.

On Rachel's 30th birthday she ends up sleeping with and falling in love with Dex, Darcy's fiancée. The story is left to deal with do you choose love over friendship, or friendship over love. Do you do what is right or do you do what you want?

I think the movie was well put together but could never stand up the greatness of the novel. Emily Giffin's narrative style is simple but wonderful. She adds background that complicates things. Even the simplest things have meaning in the story.

I do recommended seeing the movie, it is funny and very entertaining, but I also suggest in reading the book. It will become more alive, it will become more real It will become one of your favorite stories.