It’s not a smashing success by any means, but there’s something really good about Something Borrowed—and her name is Ginnifer Goodwin. Goodwin has shone on Big Love, but she keeps winding up in lousy films like this and He’s Just Not That Into You. Although Kate Hudson’s name is above the title, this is Goodwin’s show, and her likability damn near salvages what is otherwise an insulting romantic comedy. Goodwin has her eye on best-friend Hudson’s fiancé (Tom Cruise clone Colin Egglesfield), but the thing is, Ginnifer totally liked him first. There are better films in her future, and Goodwin wrings all she can out of this one. It’s not worth seeing otherwise, unless you need another shrill reminder about how Kate Hudson snowed everybody with her performance in Almost Famous.
Director: Luke Greenfield
Producer: Hilary Swank, Molly Smith, Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Aaron Lubin, Pamela Murphy and Ellen H. Schwartz
Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, John Krasinski, Steve Howey, Ashley Williams, Geoff Pierson, Jill Eikenberry, Jonathan Epstein, Leia Thompson, Sarah Baldwin and Mark La Mura