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Movie Pick of the Week: Something Borrowed, B

Even though Something Borrowed scored whopping 16% on Rotten Tomatoes… I was not swayed in my decision to go see it! I have been waiting months for this movie to come out and have even re-read both Something Borrowed and Something Blue in anticipation for the film.

It was the weekend after my best friend’s birthday and I decided to take her out to a BIFFLE date to the AMC dine-in theater. Now let me tell you, best way to watch a movie ever. The seats are super comfy and even recline back! Add a service button, alcoholic beverages, and some good food…  

Description: Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy’s fiancé (via IMDB). 

Review: It was a fun fluff romantic comedy— the kind of movie that’s predictable, but that’s what makes it great and enjoyable. I had a great time laughing at Ethan (John Krasinski) and Claire’s (Ashley Williams) expense and really loved the chemistry between Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Dex (Colin Egglesfield). You could just feel the love radiating from the two and can’t help but root for them. The only thing I can say is that the movie didn’t live up to the book, but since I was already expecting that, I went into the movie with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. I will say that Ethan in the film is nowhere near my imagined Ethan from the book— though Krasinski makes a good case with his funny jokes and crazy faces. 

Conclusion: As you know, book to film adaptation… well yeah. All in all, I would label this with enjoyable. I gave it a B, perhaps because I’m biased and love the book a little too much. I do wish that there was more substance in the movie. It goes so much deeper than what is shown in the film, but maybe that was what was needed to appeal to a larger audience. It definitely felt very much on the surface (if you know what I mean) and I wish they reached for more! I’m curious to see if they will follow through with Something Blue (stay after for the credits to get a sneak peek!). 

Oh and I am in love with Natasha Bedingfield’s Little Too Much because of this movie. 

- xo Jane 

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