This summer, while superheroes and sequels will be whizzing through your local multiplexes with the hammer of Thor and the abs of The Green Lantern, the studios will be counter-programming with a series of movies targeted at the women they think would rather watch John Krasinski roll his eyes than James McAvoy double entendre his phallic symbol in X-Men: First Class. That’s where Something Borrowed comes in, a romantic comedy that stars Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Krasinski, and some guy I’ve never heard of as the male lead. But his name is Colin, and he’s American, and that’s never a good combination.
Based on an Emily Giffin novel, Something Borrowed is about a woman and a best friend and another woman and the man she loves who is marrying the first woman unless … you know what. It’s a variation of My Best Friend’s Wedding and let’s just leave it at that.