Something Borrowed Reviews
Krasinski has a great comic touch; his every reaction shot is a relief from the tedium of nobody telling the truth. And it's probably all he can do not to glance at the camera, Office-style, as if to say, ''Can you believe how dumb this stuff is?''
Would be wholly unbearable if it weren't for Krasinski, who is on the scene with his goofy, bulbous nose and perfect comedic timing to partially redeem the almost unwatchable.
It's no coincidence that Something Borrowed features lawyer protagonists; while making a pretense of being a comedy of modern sexual ethics, the movie never asks a hard question without an answer prepared in advance.
How many times must we be subjected to another gorgeous, glamorous starlet impersonating a clumsy wallflower? Will anyone really believe in this GQ-perfect big man on campus who lacks the courage to ask her out on a date?
This relatively charmless adaptation centers on the relatable-enough panic of watching one's ideal partner tie the knot with the wrong person, but ditches all the elements that link the premise to real life.
The big moral issues, the deception and lies? Blown off, like so much sand on the deck. After all, if you're a rich, young, white American, what's a bit of hanky-panky among friends?