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Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

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Something Borrowed is both a 2005 novel by Emily Giffin and a 2011 film starring Kate Hudson.

0 out of 10 stars.  This has some famous actors in it, but they can only do so much with the writing they are given.  Bad dialogue, stupid situations, slow pacing, and a dumb plot make this a D flick.


Rachel and Dex meet in law school.  Rachel is in love with Dex but when she takes him on a “friend” date he meets her best friend Darcy and falls in love.  A few years later Darcy and Dex are getting married and throw Rachel a 30th birthday party.  That night Dex comes back to the place to find the purse Darcy left behind and he and Rachel share a cab.  Suddenly they’re necking in the cab, going back to her place, and having sex.  Nothing is ever that sudden.

From there on they both try to hide the fact that they’ve cheated on Darcy while they continue to plan Darcy and Dex’s wedding.  There are many opportunities for Dex to tell Rachel he’s in love with her, but he doesn’t.  And whenever he gets a chance to speak with Rachel she’s practically running the other way.  They have multiple opportunities to stop the wedding and stop the spending but they don’t.  They are oblivious to everyone else’s feelings and very selfish.

Already the plot is dumb, we have several stupid situations with bad dialogue, and the two protagonists are disturbed and selfish individuals.  But it gets worse as Darcy begins to have a thought.

Then we get the kicker which really wasn’t a surprise–Darcy was cheating on Dex the whole time.  :0  Now we have three protagonists who are all antagonists.  🙁

0 out of 10 stars.  I remember when this novel came out.  It didn’t sell.  They were practically giving copies away at Barnes and Noble for $1.99 each and still no one would buy them.  How was this made into a movie?  And why is anyone encouraging infidelity?

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