Something Borrowed – To See The Movie Or Not To See?
Although I love seeing my favorite characters in books on the big screen, I’m not so sure about the new Something Borrowed movie. Originally written by Emily Giffin I have heard that there are some obvious contrasts between the book and the movie. I enjoyed the book and seeing the characters grow in Something Blue but Kate Hudson playing the role of Darcy? This makes me wonder.
I find that there are always so many important details within a book that are removed in the movie. This is why I always tend to read the book before seeing the movie. But this is probably why I am left disappointed.
Nonetheless, the overall storyline usually stays intact….unless you’ve read and watched My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult. What happened there? They completely changed the ending of the movie? How do films get away with that? As a huge fan of Picoult I was furious. I do not want this to happen again.
That being said, for those who have read Something Borrowed and have watched the film currently in theatres, what did you think? To see or not to see?
For those of you who haven’t read the book (get the audio book here), the story is a complex narrative about a friendship between two women, Darcy and Rachel. Having been best friends since 5th grade, the story opens up with Rachel turning 30. And of course, nothing is what she imagined when she was young. Rachel is the brainy, plain one, whereas Darcy is the one who gets everything she wants, she is beautiful, charismatic and always the life of the party. But one night, Rachel sleeps with Darcy’s fiancé.
At this point, you have no choice, but to continue reading as you are sucked in instantly in the first chapter. And the best part, guess who is Darcy’s Maid of Honor?!
Overall, this was a fun and light hearted read that would be perfect for a great day at the beach. So if you haven’t read it yet, this is a great time to do it. But I’m still not so sure about the movie….
Thoughts? What did you think of the film verses the book?