Emily Giffin’s book “Something Borrowed” accrued a large fan base for a number of reasons. Foremost, it’s a complicated love story, not romanticized or unrealistic. Also, it’s not just about love, it tells about friendships and a dynamic between two women. And finally, it’s a tale that put being in your 30s — and not having a clear path — in perspective.
This weekend, the movie version of the book that turned into an international best seller comes to the big screen. “Something Borrowed” tells the story of Rachel, played by Ginnifer Goodwin, who is about to turn 30 and has never experienced real love and is stuck at a job she doesn’t like. Rachel’s best friend Darcy, played by Kate Hudson, however, has it all: a fiance, wedding plans, and a budding career. Rachel’s world turns upside down when a drunken night leads to her sleeping with Darcy’s fiance, Dex, and they begin to have a relationship.
Die hards are going to analyze the small changes that are already evident just by watching trailers. Some characters missing from the book, as well as some small changes in locations and dates, but the casting more than makes up for it. Hudson makes a perfect Darcy. Goodwin works well as the underestimated heroine. Big-screen newbie Colin Egglesfield is as beautiful as the Dex in the book. Even the addition of John Krasinski encompassing two of the book’s characters works well. The movie, like the book, will not disappoint.
Director: Luke Greenfield
Run time: 103 minutes
Playing at: Cinemark, 5159 Hinkleville Rd, Paducah
Show times: 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.