Something Borrowed

Theatrical Release: May 6, 2011
Something Borrowed


Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a talented attorney at a top New York law firm, a generous and loyal friend, and, unhappily, still single—as her engaged best friend Darcy (Kate Hudson) is constantly reminding her. But after celebrating her 30th birthday, perpetual good girl Rachel unexpectedly ends up in the arms of the guy she’s had a crush on since law school, Dex (Colin Egglesfield)… who just happens to be Darcy’s fiancé.

As one thing leads to another in the frantic weeks leading up to Darcy’s wedding, Rachel finds herself in an impossible situation, caught between her treasured friendship with Darcy and the love of her life.

The romantic comedy “Something Borrowed” also stars John Krasinski as Ethan, Rachel’s constant confidante and sometimes conscience, who is busy evading the affection of Darcy’s hopelessly love-struck friend Claire (Ashley Williams) while harboring a secret crush of his own; and Steve Howey as the charming and irrepressible Marcus, whose designs on Rachel don’t necessarily exclude any other woman who catches his eye.

Dove Review

This movie is a bit too long. It is listed at 108 minutes, so 48 minutes longer than an hour. It could have told the same story in 90 minutes. That is to say that it is a bit slow in spots and some editing would have helped it. To be fair, it has its humorous moments. In one scene a character is taking his time about deciding on riding in a taxi, and the big and burly rude NY cab driver says, “In or out ******?” The man replies, “You could use a hug, buddy!”

The premise is basically that Dex (Colin Egglesfield) is engaged to Darcy (Kate Hudson) but begins to realize he still has feelings for her best friend Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin), whom he liked in college although he never told her. She liked him too and never let him know either. The complications soon begin to grow when they have an affair. It truly becomes a big screen soap opera. I knew it was a chick flick but when I looked around at the screening audience I attended the movie with and realized I was the only male, then I really knew it!

Unfortunately for families, there are some frank sexual remarks, implied sex between unmarried couples with sexual moans and noises, and very strong language. There is also a scene of a man with a marijuana cigarette and he goes outside with a woman to try it out. For these reasons, we are unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this movie.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A comment about what happens when you sleep with people you don't love; a man makes a motion of having sex with his body; passionate kissing; implied sex between unmarried couple; frank sexual remarks; noises of couple having sex; scene from a movie of two women kissing; a "gay" comment; sexual lyrics in a song; suggestive dancing; a character says it is okay to kind of cheat on partner.
Language: GD-1; G/OMG-32; J-3; F-1; S-8; A-8; D-1; H-1; Crap-1; "You suck"-1; Slang for having sex-2; Slang for male genitalia-1
Violence: A character accidentally bumps her head on a table; a character is hit on the head with a racket and has blood on head; a character is shoved; a scene from the movie "Fatal Attraction" is shown with a knife being held and a struggle between a man and woman and a shooting takes place.
Drugs: Drinking in a lot of scenes; bar scenes; tequila and beer and wine consumed; a request for vodka; implied drug use and a marijuana cigarette is seen on screen.
Nudity: Brief partial rear male nudity; shirtless men; cleavage.
Other: The topic of affairs in relationships; a woman thinks a man she likes is gay and wears a shirt which promotes legalizing gay marriage; a character tells another one she hates her several times.


Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: Jennie Snyder & Emily Giffin
Director: Luke Greenfield
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 108 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter