Nick Schager Reviews Something Borrowed

Considering its sweeping conventionality, it’s hard to fathom why director Luke Greenfield agreed to give his film the too-apropos title Something Borrowed. Then again, cluelessness—about love, friendship, fidelity, and creative screenwriting—is characteristic of this latest assembly-line rom com, in which passive lawyer Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) sleeps with her lifelong BFF Darcy’s (Kate Hudson) fiancé, Dex (Colin Egglesfield), whom she first let get away during law school. Since Dex is also into her, Rachel’s dilemma only concerns her loyalty to Darcy, but Greenfield’s story immediately squanders any potential for genuine dramatic friction by casting Hudson’s character as an intolerably egomaniacal party girl without a care in her uneducated head for anyone other than herself.

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