Screen Junkies » Something Borrowed http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:15:31 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Weekend Box Office Report: Feeling A Little ‘Thor’? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-feeling-a-little-thor/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/weekend-box-office-report-feeling-a-little-thor/#comments Mon, 09 May 2011 18:28:30 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211127 Taste the hammer of 'Thor', America!

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The latest entry in the Great Marvel Avengers Experiment, Thor, got pretty good reviews for a movie about a Norse god superhero. Coincidentally, “pretty good” would also be a, um, somewhat adequate descriptor of the movie’s box office performance. Despite opening at number one, it didn’t even come close to cracking the $100 million dollar mark, with a total gross of $66 million, the gross of the beast.

Elsewhere in the top five are two new releases at spots three and four. At number 3 is Jumping the Broom with $13.7 million, and Something Borrowed with $13.1 million. I don’t have anything to say about these movies, other than they probably don’t have any giant magic hammers. (Box Office Mojo)

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Review: Something Borrowed http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-something-borrowed/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-something-borrowed/#comments Fri, 06 May 2011 15:27:08 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210885 I can't believe this derivative movie is based on a book.

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I can’t believe Something Borrowed is based on a book. I can take this sort of thing from a Hollywood screenwriter, but an author actually wrote a story that’s so completely derivative of Hollywood rom-coms?

Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwyn) is totally repulsive because she wears suits and has a job. How could any man settle for such a loser? Her friend Darcy (Kate Hudson), on the other hand, is a real catch. She makes wrinkled nose faces all night while she parties, dances and goes “Woo!” That’s a keeper.

Darcy’s engaged to Dex (Colin Egglesfield), Rachel’s old law school buddy. Dex and Rachel hook up, so someone gets hurt either way. Either Rachel loses the man of her dreams, or she gets him and loses her best friend. Dex is actually totally cool. He sees through bar chicks and clearly valued Rachel even when he was a nervous schoolboy, so why is he even with a superficial showoff like Darcy? Well, we find out it’s because of his parents but those daddy issues are really for another movie.

Growing up and dealing with my own communication issues makes it even harder to tolerate characters ignoring or misinterpreting theirs. Dex is totally willing to talk and consider making a drastic decision, and Rachel just fills in her own idea of what she thinks Dex wants to hear. Dex makes a real effort to confirm he has something real with Rachel and should leave Darcy, but then he doesn’t follow through. They keep not talking about it until they end up making a game out of their secrets.

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We’re basically watching a group of sociopaths here. Darcy forces Rachel into sexual situations with a man she doesn’t like, Marcus (Steve Howey), who in turn forces her to drink and do drugs (pot, but still peer pressure.) Claire (Ashley Williams) is stalking Rachel’s best friend Ethan (John Krasinski), although Ethan too won’t just come out and say, “I just don’t like you Claire. I’m sorry.”

The Hamptons partying was repulsively indulgent to me. Arthur was richer but Darcy’s gang feels more wasteful and selfish. At one point Darcy confronts Rachel and Dex… about them competing for her attention. It is bold of Hudson to play a totally unredeemable villain. To be fair, that’s the point it still manages to play out like a Kate Hudson movie.

So many scenes begin with characters laughing artificially at a story we didn’t get to hear. That way, screenwriter Jennie Snyder never has to write any actual friendship or bond. Or maybe author Emily Giffin didn’t provide any. Even when we meet Dex’s parents late in the movie, we cut to them finishing a story that apparently made all the characters laugh and relate to one another. Wish we were invited to that party.

I need a lot of goodwill to tolerate a dance/off or pajama lip sync scene (this movie has both), and Something Borrowed was already working at a deficit. I understand getting trapped in vicious cycles with “friends” like Darcy. Again that makes it harder to watch when you know Rachel should just say no and get out.

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Interview With Two-Time Academy Award Winner Hilary Swank http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/interview-with-two-time-academy-award-winner-hilary-swank/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/interview-with-two-time-academy-award-winner-hilary-swank/#comments Wed, 04 May 2011 22:28:19 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210518 And her friendly producing partner, Molly Mickler Smith.

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Something Borrowed isn’t the type of movie we usually cover on Screen Junkies. In this case, the film offered us a chance to interview two time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, so you never know where an opportunity is going to come from.

You’re probably thinking, “Isn’t that a Kate Hudson movie?” Yes, it is. Swank is the producer. Her company, 2S Films, is making all sorts of movies that Swank won’t be starring in (and some that she will.) So Swank and her partner Molly Mickler Smith gave lots of attention to the press for their latest baby.

Q: Whenever we get a chance to meet, I always like to refer to you as Two Time Academy Award Winner Hilary Swank.

Hilary Swank: Thank you.

Q: May I address you as such?

HS: Sure, I won’t stop you.

Q: What song do you guys dance to in your pajamas at home?

HS: Hmm, what do you?

Molly Mickler Smith: Well, “Push It” was one of my top favorite themes so I will add that, but I think my sister and I had a routine to Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”

HS: Oh my gosh, that’s so funny. I think one of mine was Tone Loc. Do do do do do do, do do do do do… I don’t remember the name of it.

Q: Do you sing into hairbrushes too?

HS: No, but at one point yeah.

MMS: I sing in the car. I’m great in the car.

Q: Obviously you get what I’m joking about, but where does that tradition of the pajama dance and hair brush lip sync come from?

HS: Well, you do. Especially as a young girl.

MMS: “Star Search?” Definitely my sisters and I thought we were going on “Star Search” so we would videotape ourselves.

HS: Looks like you didn’t want to be on “Star Search.”

Q: I guess not. What would you say if a financier said they’d give you the money for a movie, but only if Hilary would star?

HS: If it felt right for me and I responded to the character, yeah. We’re going to produce things that I will act in, just not all of them.

Q: But if you had a vision for someone else, would you fight for that sticking point?

HS: Yeah, absolutely. I’ve never not fought for what I’ve envisioned and Molly’s exactly the same.

Q: How did Molly make such an impression as an assistant that she ultimately became a producing partner?

MMS: I know, we met 13 years ago. I was a PA on set. I guess I grew up on sets a little bit.

HS: Just watching her. I’ve watched her over the 12 years become this incredible producer. She produced P.S. I Love You. Between that first one and P.S. I Love You, I’ve watched he drive and her passion and her tenacity. The list goes on. Her choices in material, it’s just been incredible to see her. She just turned 30 and all that she’s achieved in this amount of time is really, really extraordinary.

Q: What should upstart PAs learn from this experience?

HS: I think it’s about working hard. I think it’s about working hard and obviously having a lot of passion but you can’t do anything without working hard. Boys Don’t Cry, people said I was an overnight success. It was nine years that I’d been in the business. So it’s all about working hard in any endeavor you’re doing or any business you’re in.

MMS: I think that’s why we like the message of this movie, which is follow your heart and go after what you want and learn to speak up for what you want. That’s definitely something Hilary and I don’t have a problem doing.

Q: Well, I knew it wasn’t an overnight success because I always had a soft spot for The Next Karate Kid. When the new Karate Kid came out with younger kids and became number one, did you have any nostalgia?

HS: No, I just thought wow, that’s an amazing movie that can continue going and going and going with a bunch of different people.

Q: How big is your stack of scripts at 2S?

HS: It’s nice. It’s a nice size.

Q: What can a writer do to make an impression in that stack?

HS: Send a good script in. An original idea. That’s well written.

Q: As Two Time Academy Award Winner Hilary Swank, do you get to vote in the Oscars?

HS: Uh-huh.

Q: Do you vote for your own films?

HS: With Boys Don’t Cry, I wasn’t a part of the Academy so I couldn’t vote for that. With Million Dollar Baby, I voted for Clint, I voted for Morgan, I voted for the movie of course because I believed in it and I believe in their performances. I won’t vote or nominate a film unless I’ve seen everything because I don’t think it’s fair.

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Something Borrowed http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/something-borrowed/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/something-borrowed/#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2011 16:28:41 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210911 Director: Luke Greenfield Cast: Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski Synopsis: Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend...

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Director: Luke Greenfield

Cast: Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski

Synopsis: Friendships are tested and secrets come to the surface when terminally single Rachel falls for Dex, her best friend Darcy’s fiancé.

Release Date: May 6, 2011

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New ‘Something Borrowed’ Trailer Arrives Off Of The Assembly Line http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-something-borrowed-trailer-arrives-for-you-romcom-addicts/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/new-something-borrowed-trailer-arrives-for-you-romcom-addicts/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2011 19:44:26 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=31446 If you like blonde vs. brunette romantic comedies that involve love triangles, look no further.

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Do you like Ginnifer Goodwin? How about Kate Hudson? A nondescript but still handsome white man? John Kransinki’s sensitive side? Weddings? Engagements? Bottled up feelings? Sexual tension between platonic friends? A brunette in competition with a blonde? Accidental cheating? Confusion? Hilarious beach injuries?

If so, you could watch most romantic comedies from the last five years. OR you could watch this new trailer for Something Borrowed, which sheds a little more light on certain plot points, including John Krasinski‘s character. The film is directed by Luke Greenfield, and it opens May 6th of this year, opposite Thor. (SlashFilm)

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Trailer Confirms ‘Something Borrowed’ Will Be Something Terrible http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/trailer-confirms-something-borrowed-will-be-something-terrible/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/trailer-confirms-something-borrowed-will-be-something-terrible/#comments Fri, 18 Feb 2011 01:23:08 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=28011 Sitting through an entire 2 hours of this might give a guy a vagina.

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The trailer for Something Borrowed is NSFD: Not Safe For Dudes. I could feel my Y-chromosome get attacked just watching the trailer, so sitting through an entire 2 hours of this might give a guy a vagina. This movie is competing against Thor the weekend of May 6th, so buy your tickets to Thor early. That way, when you go with your girlfriend to see Thor but it’s sold out, she won’t be like, “come on, let’s see something I wanna watch for once.” I’m telling you: a vagina.

In the film, Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love) plays Rachel, a single lawyer. Of course she’s a single lawyer. According to romantic comedies, all women are single lawyers. Anyway, she accidentally betrays her alpha-lady BFF Kate Hudson by sleeping with her fiancee Colin Egglesfield (the apparently shitty new Melrose Place), who she knew in law school. All the while, The Office‘s John Krasinski has been thoroughly friend-zoned/emasculated in the best friend role, and I’m pretty sure his character isn’t gay. Just… asexual?

In a word: yikes.

The movie is based on a book by Emily Giffin and directed by Luke Greenfield. (Yahoo! Movies)

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Warner Bros. Preview ‘Sherlock Holmes 2′, ‘Horrible Bosses’, ‘Final Destination 5′, ‘The Apparition’, And More!! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/warner-bros-preview-sherlock-holmes-2-horrible-bosses-final-destination-5-the-apparition-and-more/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/warner-bros-preview-sherlock-holmes-2-horrible-bosses-final-destination-5-the-apparition-and-more/#comments Wed, 24 Nov 2010 17:55:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=9154 Warner Bros. is taking the holiday as an opportunity to give you a glimpse of what they've got planned for 2011. Here we have first looks at The Hangover 2, Sherlock Holmes 2, Horrible Bosses, Something Borrowed, Final Destination 5, and The Apparition (featuring Ashley Greene in her nightie).

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Warner Bros. is taking the holiday as an opportunity to give you a glimpse of what they’ve got planned for 2011. Here we have first looks at The Hangover 2, Sherlock Holmes 2, Horrible Bosses, Something Borrowed, Final Destination 5, and The Apparition (featuring Ashley Greene in her nightie). You may have seen set pics from these films before but these are the first official publicity stills. You haven’t seen this before. Except in the case of Ashley Greene. If you are a Jonas, you have seen her wearing much less.

Let’s have a look!!

The Hangover 2 – May 26th, 2011

Zach Galifianakis does not travel light.

Something Borrowed – June 10th, 2011

Kate Hudson in a wedding-themed romantic comedy? Seems like a refreshing change of pace.

Sherlock Holmes 2 - December 16th, 2011

Here’s our first look at Noomi Rapace‘s American film debut as I don’t know, a character from “F-Troop,” I guess.

Horrible Bosses – July 29th, 2011

When I quickly glanced at this, I thought it was Hall Pass. Or the more recent movie where Justin Long and Drew Barrymore are dating.

Final Destination 5 – August 26th, 2011

Don’t just stand there! Someone is being wine cellared to death!!

The Apparition – September 9th, 2011

Not sure why he gets to be fully-clothed. Not complaining, just not sure.

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