Not unlike Katherine Heigl, Kate Hudson has become the poster lady for terrible romantic comedies in the twenty-first century. Since Almost Famous, she has starred in a number of nigh-on indistinguishable rom-coms, including How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Alex and Emma, Fool’s Gold, My Best Friend’s Girl, Bride Wars, A Little Bit of Heaven, and now, Something Borrowed.
Fans of guilty pleasure romantic comedies that involve Kate Hudson and/or weddings will likely love Borrowed, if the trailer, which just debuted today, is anything to go by. Everyone else? Run. Run far away.
This time around, Hudson is taking a backseat to Ginnifer Goodwin (Big Love), but the film seems no less laughably bad as a result. Goodwin plays the mousy best friend to Hudson’s alpha female. Apparently, years ago, Goodwin’s character was in love with some stock “good-looking guy” character – played by Colin Egglesfield – and Hudson swooped in and stole him from her. Tsk, tsk, Kate Hudson.
Five years later, Hudson’s character and the stock good-looking guy are getting married, but Goodwin still has feelings for him – you know, that guy she never had any sort of relationship with whatsoever. As these things tend to go, Goodwin’s character ends up sleeping with her best friend’s fiancé before having intense regrets about doing so and getting sage advice from her best guy friend, John Krasinski. If you know anything about the novel by Emily Giffin this movie is based on, then you know things only get more twisted from that point on.
Check out the Something Borrowed trailer below:
There’s a strange trend developing in romantic comedies these days with regard to open relationships and infidelity. For example, No Strings Attached, Friends with Benefits, and the Farrelly Brothers’ Hall Pass all examine relationships that are either open or purely based on the physical, while Ron Howard’s The Dilemma and Something Borrowed deal, at least in part, with what happens when a friend’s significant other cheats on him/her.
Now, I’m all for the rom-com genre expanding its scope and dealing with the complex issues of the real world, relationship-wise, but that can’t be the only thing they change about these movies. If you're going to go for originality then go for it all the way - or else what’s the point?
Kate Hudson doing her best t-rex impression.
Something Borrowed is directed by Luke Greenfield of The Animal and The Girl Next Door fame. It hits theaters May 6th, 2011.
Source: Yahoo! Movies