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Something Borrowed

A perpetually single good girl sleeps with her best friend’s man

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Kate Hudson, Something Borrowed | THE DEVIL WEARS HEADSCARVES Kate Hudson stars as self-centered Darcy
Warner Bros. Entertainment

Something Borrowed

Current Status:
In Season
112 minutes
Wide Release Date:
Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, John Krasinski
Luke Greenfield
Warner Bros.
Emily Giffin
Romantic Comedy, Drama

We gave it a D+

STARRING Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson
DIRECTED BY Luke Greenfield

A heroine doesn’t usually fall into bed — or in love — with the fiancé of her best friend. But in Something Borrowed, based on Emily Giffin’s 2004 best-seller, audiences will be rooting for the man stealer, Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin), a good-girl singleton who has played second fiddle to the dynamic yet egotistical Darcy (Kate Hudson) since childhood. ”The film poses the question, If it is true love, do all the rules and your moral code go out the window?” says Hudson, who couldn’t resist the challenge of playing prickly Darcy. ”She’s a very fun character. She’s so self-centered but still the life of the party. It lent itself to some good comedic things for me to play.”

To prepare for the shoot, director Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door) watched plenty of female-driven films, such as Beaches. His discovery? ”Women’s friendships are a lot more complicated than guys’,” he says. ”The male version of Something Borrowed would be one page long, and it would have one guy punch the other in the face and say, ‘Dude, don’t f—ing do that again.’ ” Now, where’s the fun in that? — Sara Vilkomerson