On Mother's Day I went to see Something Borrowed with my mom and friend, Yesenia. I've been excited to see this movie since the day I heard it was being made, and still consider the book to be one of my all time favorites. Needless to say, I was thrilled that I actually got to see it on opening weekend.
First, I need to say that I don't remember all of the little details from the book. I read it at least 4 years ago, and can't recall of the small stuff, but I can say that the overall story was the same. I left the movie trying to recall how it all played out in the book though, and am extremely tempted to re-read it this summer. Luckily, Yesenia just read it and was able to fill me in on all of the subtle differences.
I absolutely loved the movie, and thought that all of the actors did a really good job. I loved Gennifer Goodwin as Rachel the most, but John Krasinki as Ethan was a close second. The story was really engaging, and you couldn't help but root for Rachel and Dex throughout the entire movie.
Obviously, if you made me pick, I would say the book was better, but it always is. I remember getting really emotionally involved with the characters in the book, which was one of the reasons why I loved it so much. I didn't quite get as connected to Dex and Rachel's relationship in the movie simply because all of the little things that have to be left out don't allow you to become quite as connected to the characters.
The one thing I do have to say though is that I really didn't care for the way they styled Darcy AT ALL. I expected Kate Hudson to have an amazing wardrobe and look incredibly chic and beautiful through the entire movie to fit the image of Darcy in the book. Overall, I though Kate Hudson did a good job of playing Darcy, but her whole look was off. Her outfits just weren't quite as fabulous as I'd hoped they would be.
Second, I know several people mentioned this on Twitter, but Emily Giffin's cameo on the park bench of her reading Something Blue was so tacky. It just seemed a little cheesy and definitely should have been left out.
Overall, I wouldn't say it wasn't like award winning by any means, but was right up my alley when it comes to romantic comedies. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and can't imagine any gal who loves a rom-com wouldn't enjoy it too.
Did you see Something Borrowed? What did you think?