Don’t get me wrong, as a general rule, I enjoy chick flicks, but I thought that Something Borrowed would be another one of those shallow but enjoyable chick flicks with the added dose of dealing with a rather sensitive topic: falling for one’s best friend’s fiancee. Usually these sort of topics run the risk of being handled poorly and resulting in something that was not only uncomfortable but tasteless.  However, Something Borrowed is not only charming, it is unpredictable as well as poignant.

Considering how the plot unfolded, the title was wonderfully apt too.  Yes, it was about betrayal in a sense, if we were to look at the situation in a black and white manner and were prone to generalizing (which can be dangerous during the best of times); however, life is not two dimensional and is infinitely more complex than how we might imagine it to be and Something Borrowed touches wonderfully on the nuances of the situation.

As much as there’s something horrifying about the idea of weddings being cancelled, we might come to the realization that this side of the wedding date is the better time for being honest with ourselves than on the other side of it.  As insensitive as it might sound, the truth is that as difficult as the situation may be, these things happen, and people are more “up for grabs” before they say “I do” than they would be after the fact.  And it is on this side of the wedding that serious questions have to be asked and answered, before it’s too late.

It’s in our thirties when we realize that as much as we wanted to think that life was simple and that we would never find ourselves in what we might consider as tricky situations, we know better that life usually has quite a few surprises in store and a few tricks up its sleeve.  It’s wonderful to watch a movie which contains the ample balance of drama and comedy–not too heavy, and not too light.

Aside from the kudos to the usual suspects of what makes Something Borrowed a lovely movie, the director Luke Greenfield, and the stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate HudsonColin Egglesfield, and John Krasinski. I’d like to give kudos so the writer of the novel, Emily Griffin, and the writer of the screenplay, Jennie Snyder for a wonderful job.

(c) Niconica 2011*

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