I love a good romantic comedy, and so harbored high hopes for Something Borrowed since the early stages of development. I have heard good things about the Emily Giffin novel/source material, and generally believe Ginnifer Goodwin can do no wrong. But Kate Hudson in a rom-com is enough to caution anyone familiar with her work over the last decade.
The good news: Hudson is meant to play an awful person, and even gets the biggest laughs in the new trailer despite the presence of John Krasinski. (Well played, casting director Mandy Sherman.) See for yourself after the jump.
Something Borrowed opens on May 6. Click to Yahoo! Movies for HD:
Krasinski’s character comes off kinda annoying, and leading man Colin Egglesfield straddles the line between Dreamy and Vanilla in this 2:30 — but Something Borrowed looks very good at this stage.
Luke Greenfield (The Girl Next Door) directed Something Borrowed from an adapted screenplay by Jennie Snyder (90210).
The official synopsis:
As she waits to enter her 30th birthday party, Rachel White (Ginnifer Goodwin) can’t escape the feeling that her life has not turned out like she thought it would. Sure, she has a good job at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, but she works long hours and her boss is a tyrant.
She has her childhood best friend, the beautiful and vivacious Darcy (Kate Hudson), but seeing her flirt with her handsome fiancé is just another reminder that at the end of the party, like every other night, she’ll be going home alone. Except this time…she doesn’t. Rachel wakes up the following morning next to Dex (Colin Egglesfield), her law school study partner…and Darcy’s fiancé. Both of them are horrified. How could they let this happen?
They try to move on, but as the wedding approaches Rachel begins to realize that it wasn’t a mistake after all and maybe Darcy isn’t the friend she thought she was.
Now Rachel has to make a painful choice: her best friend or the love of her life?