After imbibing too much at a party, an unhappily single woman (Ginnifer Goodwin) falls into bed with the fiance (Colin Egglesfield) of her best friend (Kate Hudson).
" The movie is merely a joke-stoked soap opera; its bare-bones plot leaves the characters unrealized and the situations undefined. "
" Bonds are tested and feelings hurt, but who really cares? The story takes predictable turns, embraces cliches and dodges all humor. "
" The sisterhood is already grumbling about a movie that suggests women will happily choose a mate over friendship, but actually it's the stereotypes of good behaviour rather than bad that bring this rom com crashing down. "
" The script and direction are by-the-numbers at best and Goodwin's hairstyles tend to be distractingly awful. "
" The most dispiriting thing about "Something Borrowed" is that with a little more art, craft and wit it could have been a lot better, maybe even good. "
" A film that fails to dramatize its intriguing premise. "
" In Something Borrowed, Kate Hudson looks exhausted, as if she is as tired of wading through another one of her feckless duds as we are of watching them. "
" A genial cast and moderately funny script prevail over the sort of sappy music cues and white-bread settings that have become the grating norm in Hollywood rom-coms. "
" Would be wholly unbearable if it weren't for Krasinski, who is on the scene with his goofy, bulbous nose and perfect comedic timing to partially redeem the almost unwatchable. "
" The big moral issues, the deception and lies? Blown off, like so much sand on the deck. After all, if you're a rich, young, white American, what's a bit of hanky-panky among friends? "
" Goodwin radiates probity and makes waiting almost look interesting, and so, for all the movie's awkwardness, it remains watchable. But she's waiting for something that's not worth waiting for, not for her and not for us. "
" It's mainly interested in hurtling from one cute set piece to the next, plausibility and/or 'organic' character development be damned. "
" A predictable romantic comedy with cookie-cutter characters - the nerdy professional with a mean-girl best friend, both vying for a stoic lawyer who secretly wants to be a teacher. "
" "Something Borrowed" is something ... ew. "
" The half-star rating goes to John Krasinski for heroically rising above this vile dung heap of a movie. "
" The movie strains far too hard to make what Rachel and Dex have done all right, as if their guilty anguish - and the movie's saccharine score - frees us to root for them. "
" At times "Something Borrowed" is almost offensively unrealistic. "
" Even if you've got a soft spot for silly rom-coms, know that this one is as empty-headed as it gets. "
" Krasinski is, once again, the best thing about a romantic comedy. "
" The film seems to think that we will find something entertaining about Darcy just because she's played by Kate Hudson. It's hard to imagine a worse miscalculation. "
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