Comments on: Review: Something Borrowed http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-something-borrowed/ Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:54:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 By: Guest http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-something-borrowed/#comment-109968 Guest Fri, 13 May 2011 21:44:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210885#comment-109968  What is with you people? "If you read the book, you would understand the movie!" Look, the book may be wonderful, but the whole idea of a movie is that it's supposed to stand on its own. You shouldn't have to read a novel about the characters in the movie to make them seem complicated or likable.  What is with you people? “If you read the book, you would understand the movie!” Look, the book may be wonderful, but the whole idea of a movie is that it’s supposed to stand on its own. You shouldn’t have to read a novel about the characters in the movie to make them seem complicated or likable.

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By: Zublover51169 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-something-borrowed/#comment-109853 Zublover51169 Wed, 11 May 2011 02:25:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210885#comment-109853 I understand that screenplays leave stuff out...but why add/change stuff. Like Ethan lives in London and you dont hear much read to much about him in the book so why is he all over the screen? Also Dex's parents are not mention in the book. Loved the book!!! I understand that screenplays leave stuff out…but why add/change stuff. Like Ethan lives in London and you dont hear much read to much about him in the book so why is he all over the screen? Also Dex’s parents are not mention in the book. Loved the book!!!

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By: Mdntx85 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-something-borrowed/#comment-109828 Mdntx85 Tue, 10 May 2011 16:41:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210885#comment-109828 Apparently you haven't actually read the book, and it is a bold move to insult both the book and author without doing so. As a critic I would think you'd know that screenplays often leave out a great amount of detail that a novel provides. Emily Giffin does a truly exceptional job at creating an emotional connection with these female characters, Rachel in particular. Yes the idea that true love conquers even when it means destroying a childhood friendship may be too unrealistic for cynical critics, but this novel has much more depth and insight to love and friendship and the question of settling for mere outside appearances. What looks great on paper isn't always what fits or what's right for real life. Obviously I'm a fan of Emily Giffin and am biased towards this film, but I do not believe that it did her novel complete justice. She has so much more depth than your average chick lit author. Darcy has much more to offer in this book as a character, and I hope that a lot of it comes out in the sequel Something Blue, where she ultimately discovers herself as a person and finds her happy ending. I hope after seeing this film that more people will pick up an Emily Giffin novel as all of them deal with real life issues and turmoils of the heart. I hope as well that critics will do the same before making assumptions about a book and author. Apparently you haven’t actually read the book, and it is a bold move to insult both the book and author without doing so. As a critic I would think you’d know that screenplays often leave out a great amount of detail that a novel provides. Emily Giffin does a truly exceptional job at creating an emotional connection with these female characters, Rachel in particular. Yes the idea that true love conquers even when it means destroying a childhood friendship may be too unrealistic for cynical critics, but this novel has much more depth and insight to love and friendship and the question of settling for mere outside appearances. What looks great on paper isn’t always what fits or what’s right for real life. Obviously I’m a fan of Emily Giffin and am biased towards this film, but I do not believe that it did her novel complete justice. She has so much more depth than your average chick lit author. Darcy has much more to offer in this book as a character, and I hope that a lot of it comes out in the sequel Something Blue, where she ultimately discovers herself as a person and finds her happy ending. I hope after seeing this film that more people will pick up an Emily Giffin novel as all of them deal with real life issues and turmoils of the heart. I hope as well that critics will do the same before making assumptions about a book and author.

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By: Stephanieelliot http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-something-borrowed/#comment-109827 Stephanieelliot Tue, 10 May 2011 16:23:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210885#comment-109827 I'd suggest you read the book, but it's got a pink cover, so I doubt you'd go there. I’d suggest you read the book, but it’s got a pink cover, so I doubt you’d go there.

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By: LoveEmilyGiffin http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-something-borrowed/#comment-109823 LoveEmilyGiffin Tue, 10 May 2011 15:37:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210885#comment-109823 If you actually read the book, you would understand the movie completely. It's not as cut & dry as you make it out to be, and guess what...there are millions of people out there who can relate to the infidelity and friendship issues...you know, real life stuff? If you actually read the book, you would understand the movie completely. It’s not as cut & dry as you make it out to be, and guess what…there are millions of people out there who can relate to the infidelity and friendship issues…you know, real life stuff?

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