Ladies and gentlemen, dear loving readers. As I, Kyrle Lendhoffer, put finger to keyboard today I am thankful that I have a wonderful friend like Kimmo Mustonenen. While I work (and play!) to accommodate myself to my new Los Angeles lifestyle, I can fill my column with the witty stylings of that Fabulous Finn Fan-tard – Kimmo. He’s been using my press credentials to good effect. And with that – BEHOLD! Something Borrowed. Go, Kimmo… GO!
With wit, reviewed by Kimmo Mustonenen.
Rachel and Darcy have her whole life long best friends. The two could not be different.
While Rachel has, in recent years, studied law and taught like to make their life into something decent, to Darcy has hung around at parties, looking for Mr. Right.
This blonde has found the ultimate in Party Queen Rachel’s fellow students Dex.
Rachel actually had his eye on the budding lawyer, has left her best friend, but then the field and accepted the freshly baked love happiness in the years to come without comment.
At Rachel’s 30th birthday and only weeks before the wedding of Darcy and Dex admits she Dex in a moment of weakness, however, that she was in love, as a student up to his ears in it.
Dex must have had similar feelings for Rachel, as it comes, as it had to: the two end up in bed.
How could this happen? Fishing in foreign waters – and then another in which her best friend? What?
It fits not at all to the faithful and generous Rachel, or does it?
With Something Borrowed the screen is once again haunted by a romantic comedy.
No other genre is to satisfy the female audience easier and faster than this one.
Nice must it be romantic, a bit humorous, though sometimes exciting, a little tragic, or a touch kitschy. In short, a romantic comedy, with the right ingredients, baked quickly.
Unfortunately, one can, however, Something Borrowed not rush into the category of film, cinema halls and untroubled win hearts in no time for themselves.
Luke Greenfield’s adaptation of the novel by Emily Giffin relies on familiar genre patterns, adds the elements together, however, failed particularly to a film.
The well-known game to conquer the heart boys is “foreign fishing” by playing far too long. 110 minutes of film wind whipped the two opposite players, disguised in the best of friends costume, a constructed story corner after another.
The whole structure looses more credibility and calls for an ever longer a breath from the audience. “She gets it, they do not get it …” The flower is plucked from the earth, has more petals than it can bear on its delicate stem.
Even the most interesting, though not necessarily a new idea, to have two best friends who secretly mutate to rival inside the race for the dream man, saves the romantic comedy is not over its verbosity and lack of wit.
Something Borrowed must ultimately be satisfied to be a film that has a nice feature that in the highly competitive genre can not compete, however.
Too bad, because with Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin is Something Borrowed not only on two well-known, but also look at two talented leading ladies. While Kate Hudson, for her role as bitchy Liv from Bride Wars, expands further, there Ginnifer Goodwin, the chubby girl who longs for nothing more than to love and affection skillfully, lovingly, please.
Unfortunately, the monotonous script does not provide a good platform for the interaction of the two. While one would have liked to see from Hudson also got another aspect, one can permanently dreamy/sad quickly to a Goodwin only partly borne.
While everything is threatening to Borrowed a lengthy and unimaginative uniformity to blur, Ethan (John Krasinski) appears in the only bright spot imaginative character structure.
The few funny scenes to his credit – that is, given the short screen time that has Krasinski, but ultimately filled only half as good as it could have been. A bit more “Ethan” if Something Borrowed certainly been good, and for more variety in the otherwise rather dull, if in between time and again, provided nice entertaining narrative flow.
But Goodwin is real cute.