Directed by Luke Greenfield, 2S Films, 2011. Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield and John Krasinski.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance.
Question: Was anyone aware that Tom Cruise shaved off 20 years or so to be in this movie? Okay, I am not serious but I couldn't help but notice, and get completely distracted by, how much Colin Egglesfield looks scarily like Tom Cruise -- I meanreally looks like him.
I had a friend of mine text me in the morning to see if I would join her for a movie and lunch. The catch was, she wanted to see Something Borrowed. I was game. She was happy. We started watching the movie and for the first few minutes I was interested and then Colin Egglesfield, Dex, came on the screen and I could not stop comparing him to that other actor I just mentioned.
It is so uncanny how much he looks like him but what's worse is that they have similar mannerisms too -- like the look-away talk and then stares right at the person for the last three words to really make his point. TC does that all the time. Or when he raises his eyebrows when he says things like "Okay". There is so much more but I will refrain. I might dwell too much on this, and I admit I know way too much about Tom Cruise's mannerism, but I have been watching him in movies for the past 30 years. One tends to remember people's quirks -- or at least I do.
Anyway, back to the movie. All in all, Something Borrowed is just an okay movie. (It is based on the novel of the same name written by Emily Griffin.) It is neither here nor there. The main character, played by Ginnifer Goodwin, seemed to be the same character she always plays -- the pathetic friend who gets dumped on but tries to do the right thing even when she doesn't want to. Kate Hudson did kind of play a character that isn't her usual but it did remind me exactly of her role in Bride Wars. She is selfish, attention-seeking and thinks the world revolves around her. And these two people are supposed to be best friends?
Don't even get me started on Colin's role -- you know what I think already except to say his character was a bit of a wimp. But I will say the other male role inSomething Borrowed, John Krasinski, made this movie tolerable. He was funny, charming, and sweet. I so want to see more of this character and something tells me we might. (fyi: if you see this -- stay through the credits).
My favorite part: John Krasinski. He really did have some funny lines.
My least favorite: I don't get the best friend relationship where one is so full of themselves and the other gets walked on by them.
Did the previews show too much? Yes and no. A lot of the funny lines were shown but not all.
Length: 103 minutes
Random thought: You see how I was distracted by the look-a-like but my friend kept noticing how many different styles and colors Kate Hudson's character's nails were from scene to scene. I didn't notice that. So, we all have things that distract us. Also, maybe you love Tom Cruise and might enjoy the fact that someone else looks and acts like him. Or you love nail polish... So, you might like this movie.
Review: 4 out of 10
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