So I gotta say, deciding on a title for this blog was difficult because there were just so many fitting options: "Something Stupid," "Something Unlikable," "Something Detestable" I could go on and on to describe the mess I saw this weekend. I'm referring of course to the latest offering in the rom-com genre: the soap opera-esque Something Borrowed. Actually a better title to the film would be Very Stupid, Unlikable People and the Charming John Krasinski.
Now, in the last post I talked about unspeakably bad movies. In the Elvis movie, my mind was numb and felt the need to explode because it was so DUMB! Dumb in a boring, boorish, uninvolved and ridiculous way. Something Borrowed is a completely different breed of dumb movie. It's a movie where all the characters in it (minus John Krasinski's Ethan of course) are not only dumb, but downright detestable.
Now....here be spoilers, but honestly you might as well read them because do you really want to see this movie anyway? The problem of a movie like this is you cannot show a perfectly good second option such as Krasinski (who IS intelligent, funny, loyal and willing to stand up for Ginnifer Goodwin's Rachel) when your first option Dex, though incredibly attractive is a weak, pathetic coward and then have the girl choose the lesser option. Yes I realize that if the contest were just "who would you rather make out with?" I probably would pick option one, but if it's end up with? Come on. KRASINSKI WINS EVERY TIME!!!
What the film SHOULD have been about is John Krasinski's character moving to London to get over this awful girl when who should he meet there on holiday than a lovely brunette named Emily. I know how he loves those brunette Emilys! :) That would be Something Wonderful