Friday, May 6, 2011

Something Borrowed

Here's a novel idea.  Let's make a movie about two thirtysomething women, played by Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin, who are polar opposites, but yet somehow still best friends.  And what if Goodwin has feelings for a guy, played by Colin Egglesfield, but is too shy to act on it, so her BFF does it instead?  Oh, and how about we throw in a nice guy best friend for Goodwin, played by Krasinski, who might just possibly have feelings more than friendship for her.  Is that how the pitch to the studio went?  And some executive actually said OK to this pedestrian idea?  The title is appropriate because this entire story has been borrowed from every romantic comedy ever made.  And sadly, this one doesn't even have an interesting cast with any chemistry whatsoever to offset a terrible script with almost no laughs.  Hudson is generally hard to like even when that's not the character she's playing, but she takes that character trait to a whole new level here.  Goodwin is the sad sack who just can't find someone to love her because she's just not attractive enough.  Yeah, right.  Krasinski is, well, Krasinski, making the same old faces he does in 'The Office' and in 'It's Complicated'.  And I wasn't familiar with Egglesfield before this, and now I'm quite certain I didn't need to be.  He's as interesting to watch as a test pattern.  I'd love to find something positive to say about the film, but I'm struggling.  All I can think of to say is that this is a movie targeted to women, and it's therefore counterprogramming for Thor.  But ladies, I strongly recommend skipping it and waiting until 'Bridesmaids' next weekend.  Trust me.
Grade: D

1 comment:

  1. So what you're saying is, go see this right away?