Hold on to your power suits ladies! This movie offered more than expected. The story follows a group of friends on an interesting road of trial and error in relationships. Our protagonist is Rachel (Goodwin) who is a 30-year-old lawyer who has been sitting on the sidelines of life for years. Her BFF since childhood is the lovely, lively party girl Darcy (Hudson). She is the kind of person that doesn’t worry because things always work out for her. Rachel went to law school with Dex (Egglesfield) and fell in love with him. When given plenty of opportunities six years ago to express how she felt she did not seize the moment, instead she let Darcy step into the light and begin a relationship with Dex. The film flashes back to key moments six years ago, when Rachel and Dex both had opportunities to pursue a relationship with each other.
In present time, Darcy and Dex are getting ready for their wedding and after Darcy’s “surprise birthday party” she and Dex hooked up. This led to an awkward summer of weekends in the Hampton’s trying to figure out what was going on with their feelings. During their weekend trips to the Hamptons we get to meet the following characters:
- Ethan (Krasinski) who is Rachel and Darcy’s childhood friend. He is really in Rachel’s corner and not a big fan of Darcy.
- Marcus (Howey) is Dex’s friend who is a real party boy. Darcy hoped for Marcus and Rachel to be a match.
- Claire (Williams) is a random girl who Ethan hooked up with and now he wants nothing to do with her.
Rachel learned that Dex loved her since law school as well. The two of them spent the fourth of July together while the rest of the gang went to the Hamptons. Ethan figured out what was going on and pushed Rachel to make a decision or to make Dex pick what he wanted to do. In the end the wedding is called off, someone is pregnant, someone moves to London and all but two people end up okay.
I have never laughed so much in my life! John Krasinski was the best! I hope that he pursues more roles like this in the future. I was not expecting Steve Howey to be so insane in this movie! Everytime Krasinski and Howey said a line I almost fell out of my seat. The hotness factor for Colin Egglesfield is high in this film, really high! I think this is a very underrated film and that more people should see it and spread the word. There was a lot of Heineken drinking in this film. It made me wonder if they funded the movie. In the words of Sunshine, life lesson, if you don’t say it then it is no good. My only dislike was **SPOILER ALERT**
Rachel not ending up with Ethan. That would have made this the best romantic comedy that I have seen in a long time. Oh well, it was still pretty good. I give this film 4/5 Heineken bottled beers.
Sunshine’s Thoughts: It has been a very long time since I have seen a “rom-com”, mainly because they suck, but this movie did everything it was supposed to do. It tugged at your heartstrings, made you laugh, and made you care who the lead ended up with. It also did a very good job of setting up a love triangle, not just between Darcy, Rachel, and Dex but between Dex, Rachel, and Ethan. The minute Ethan revealed that he loved Rachel it felt right and I felt like she should be with him just as much as I felt she should have ended up with Dex. And even though Rachel ends up with Dex and we never know what happened to Ethan, I still enjoyed the movie, it just all felt right. Plus the hilarity was non stop, not just the jokes but also some of the clothes Dex wore in the Hamptons! It also did not hurt anything that Colin Egglesfield looks like a young Tom Cruise, especially when he is rocking his aviators. I give Something Borrowed 4/5 Heinekin Bottled Beers!