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Topic: Member Discussion of SOMETHING BORROWED
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Member Discussion of SOMETHING BORROWED
Date Posted: May 05 2011 at 8:20am
"BORROW" a POISON PEN and GO to TOWN...  




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Posted By: Kenjifujima
Date Posted: May 05 2011 at 9:44am
This does look pretty awful...and the title inadvertently admitting it's nothing but "borrowed" material may be the only really funny thing about it! 

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 05 2011 at 2:41pm
I wouldn't say Kate Hudson is the worst actress,even if I put ALMOST FAMOUS aside,but she can really screw a movie up.Ginnier Goodwin needs a break.I liked her in BIG LOVE,but all she's gotten is HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU.I liked that movie(****)and her performance,it's just...only one movie?And it's not like BIG LOVE took a lot of time filming.John Krasinki usually plays the same character and still manages to save himself by being funny.

Luke Greenfield started his career directing THE ANIMAL,but then redeemed himself with THE GIRL NEXT DOOR.Who knows?Maybe he can add something to this movie that can make it good.He has to,since Jennie Snyder usually writes TV shows.Is bad enough there are screenwriters that write like teleplays.As for Emily Giffin...wait!This was based on a novel?!

Hilary Swank produced this.Whenever she produces a good movie,it ends up bombing at the box office.


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 05 2011 at 2:57pm
Roger Ebert(**/****):"All of the characters are treated sincerely and played in a straightforward style.It's just that we don't love them enough".

Richard Roeper(C-):"At times it's almost offensively unrealistic".


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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 05 2011 at 3:01pm
Didn't Kate Hudson already do this movie and wasn't she nominated for a Razzie for it?  

No, wait, that was http://www.razzies.com/forum/my-best-friends-girl_forum311.html - . How did I confuse them? It's not like they have the same premise and most likely will have the same ending...and the same plot!  


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 05 2011 at 5:01pm
Yep, that "something borrowed" would be the plot to every rom-com movie with a love triangle (or in this case, a love rectangle) ever made! Kate Hudson's career continues to to worsen. And to think, she seemed so promising in "Almost Famous"...

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 05 2011 at 5:49pm
R.T.(14%):"In spite of solid performances from Kate Hudson and John Krasinski,the film's an unpleasant misfire that lives down to its title".

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: May 05 2011 at 6:16pm
Am I the only one that thinks that Almost Famous is a horribly overrated movie filled with flat, unlikable characters? Also, Hudson was way worse than Jessica Alba in The Killer Inside Me.

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Posted By: Film Reel Redemption
Date Posted: May 05 2011 at 10:43pm

It appears that Kate Hudson must be the female equivalent of Nicolas Cage - starting off so promising only to then screw it up in her later career (just like Cage has done)...



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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: May 06 2011 at 3:04am
Only difference being that Cage actaully WON an Oscar.
 
Originally posted by Film Reel Redemption

It appears that Kate Hudson must be the female equivalent of Nicolas Cage - starting off so promising only to then screw it up in her later career (just like Cage has done)...

 
Anyways, there is actually another movie she is in, that is not doing well eitther. It's this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Little_Bit_of_Heaven_%282011_film - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Little_Bit_of_Heaven_(2011_film )
 
With that in mind, I'm glad they didn't title this Earthbound, because then I would have the taste of the movie in my mouth when I play the game.


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Elizabeth Hartman and Judith Barsi are more talented and beautiful than Scarlett Johansson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Fact.

Worst Supporting Actor: Brendan Fraser/Gimme Shelter and The Nut Job




Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: May 06 2011 at 6:17am
Film Reel, Not really. Nic Cage has had a much longer career (with a lot more diversity in roles) than Kate Hudson has had.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 06 2011 at 8:36am
I'll agree that, for the most part, "Almost Famous" is overrated. It's not that I find the characters unlikable, I just couldn't get into the story. Oh haha, it's a little teenage boy traveling with a '60s (or was it '70s?) band while writing for Rolling Stone, haha. I don't know, I guess I would have had to lived through that time period to get it. But it's still Hudson's best performance ... although that's not saying much. 
 
As for Kate Hudson vs. Jessica Alba, wow, I don't know about that one. The two of them being in that movie together is the main reason why I refuse to see it.  

Originally posted by SchumacherH8ter

Am I the only one that thinks that Almost Famous is a horribly overrated movie filled with flat, unlikable characters? Also, Hudson was way worse than Jessica Alba in The Killer Inside Me.
 



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 06 2011 at 8:39am
I wouldn't say that "Kate Hudson must be the female equivalent of Nicolas Cage." The movies that Hudson stars in are like Oscar contenders compared to the sh*t that Cage has been starring in for the past few years (and especially this year!). I think the Kardashian Sisters are the female equivalents of Cage -- they will star and appear in anything so their fame will last another 15 minutes! Although, that suggests I'm giving them credit as "actresses," and I'd rather not do that!

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 06 2011 at 11:54am
I just don't see this movie working. It may have some funny jokes, but I'm sure no matter how it ends, it will dissapoint:

1)If the guy chooses Goodwin, we'll feel bad for Hudson. And if she's OK with it, it will be unbelievable...even if they come up with a twist that makes Hudson and the guy not a match...

2)The guy stays with Hudson, making it all seem like a waste of everyone's time. 

3)The guy gets away from both...to find himself (or something) -- Same as above.

On another issue, whenever Cage does a bad movie, he seems aware it's bad. Also,he has been in a lot of good movies, too. But Hudson...

As for ALMOST FAMOUS,I gave it **** but I don't think it deserved the Oscar, or being in any "Best of the decade" lists. It wasn't that funny, and the "clever" parts weren't that original. And most people agree that Alba "won" for the other movies.
 



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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: May 06 2011 at 2:19pm
4) Hudson started dating the guy because she secretly had a crush on Goodwin and she thought that if they came together, she would never have a chance with her. In the end Goodwin finds this out and discovers that the feeling is mutual. Hudson and Goodwin elope leaving the guy at the altar. 

Then many conservative Christians will walk all annoyed out of the movie theatre.




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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 06 2011 at 2:53pm
I think "conservative Christians" walk out of most movies these days -- if they even bother going to begin with. Hollywood is too liberal for their tastes anyway... 

Originally posted by Vheid

 
Then many conservative Christians will walk all annoyed out of the movie theatre.


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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: May 06 2011 at 8:53pm
Vheid, your theory is awesome. Too awesome for a movie this bad.

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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: May 07 2011 at 5:14am
I'm a Christian, and I wouldn't mind if someone like Lance Bass made out with me, though I'd rather be with Ellen DedGeneres.

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Elizabeth Hartman and Judith Barsi are more talented and beautiful than Scarlett Johansson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Fact.

Worst Supporting Actor: Brendan Fraser/Gimme Shelter and The Nut Job




Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: May 07 2011 at 12:08pm
So a woman has too much to drink on her 3rd decade celebration, then ends up in bed with a man she had a crush on in law school, who happens to be engaged to her best friend? I might have gotten that last part wrong, but that should've been an open-and-shut case of RAZZIE material.
 
To Vheid: How does the Christian Right factor into this?
 
To oiram: I last heard of Lance Bass over a year ago when he revealed he was either gay or bisexual. And I barely remember the BoyBand he was in. Heck, I can't even match the members with the bands!


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Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: May 07 2011 at 1:00pm
To be fair, I said MANY CONSERVATIVE Christians.

I know not ALL Christians are like that (and never implied this), Just a very vocal group within the Christianity. This very vocal group were the people i was talking about.

oiram, If you (being a Christian) felt ofended by what i said (which could have felt like a stereotype), I am sorry.


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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: May 07 2011 at 3:52pm
I wasn't trying to seem offended, I was, at the core, just saying I'm not that kind of person. Personally, the only thing that offends me now are certain Muslims.

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Elizabeth Hartman and Judith Barsi are more talented and beautiful than Scarlett Johansson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Fact.

Worst Supporting Actor: Brendan Fraser/Gimme Shelter and The Nut Job




Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: May 07 2011 at 4:57pm
I know that not all Christians are like that. Where I live, over 4 out of 5 teens follow at least 1 Christian sect or denomination. Most of the houses of worship, however, are tolerant of LGBT's.
 
That's why I say that the only type of religion I know is wrong is fundamentalism. It's the fundamentalist branches of the monotheistic religions that cause all the problems I can think of.


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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 08 2011 at 12:53pm
I have no problem with religion, so long as religious people go by George Carlin's unwritten commandment: Keep thy religion to thy self! You want to live by and practice the rules of your dogma in private, fine, but don't moan and complain about society not following in your example to the letter or the government keeping the separation of church and state. Religion should only be between a man or woman and his/her God, not the public at large.

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Posted By: GTAHater767
Date Posted: May 08 2011 at 2:35pm
I saw episode 504, "The Super Best Friends" last night, and it reminded me of the other type of religion I also thought was wrong: "Extreme Religions." They're characterized by their cult-like mannerisms, frequent charges of rich sums of money, and promises of everlasting happiness in the afterlife by horrible means. Though mere mortals on Earth fight over the old religions, the sacred figures in all the major religions are Super Best Friends, who come to the rescue whenever an Extreme Religion threatens catastrophe.

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Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: May 08 2011 at 4:45pm
Now that you've changed your signature,I've seen 8 of your dozen.

This is like with Stephen King's novels(and movies too):A lot of them feature religious fanatics(maybe he had a bad childhood experience),but they happen to be christian so a lot of people assume he's making fun of christians when he's actually making fun of religious fanatism in general.


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Posted By: Gregory
Date Posted: May 09 2011 at 6:57pm
Is there already a sequel in the works?!?!?  
 
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/05/09/arts/AP-US-Film-Something-Borrowed.html?_r=1&hp - http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/05/09/arts/AP-US-Film-Something-Borrowed.html?_r=1&hp
 
Confused


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Posted By: oiram
Date Posted: May 10 2011 at 3:48am
What? Did the book this is based on even have a sequel?  



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Elizabeth Hartman and Judith Barsi are more talented and beautiful than Scarlett Johansson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Fact.

Worst Supporting Actor: Brendan Fraser/Gimme Shelter and The Nut Job




Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: May 10 2011 at 7:19pm
You mean now even rom-coms are getting on the "pre-planned sequel before we know if the first movie is a success or not" bandwagon?!  



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Posted By: jtucker
Date Posted: May 22 2011 at 2:10pm
I'm pretty disappointed that they ruined a good book. And yes, there was a sequel to the book -- it's called Something Blue.  

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: August 18 2011 at 7:30pm
I just finished watching this and part of my soul died. The review will be up in the morning.

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Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: August 18 2011 at 9:59pm
Here in New York, it's after midnight, which means that it's morning here. Time to reveiw this. Also, I have a schedule update for I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell.
 
The good:
 
Jon Krasinski: Krasinski is the proverbial gold in a sh*t-pile. He's the only character that I didn't want to punch out and the only one to realize that the other characters are unlikeables douches.
 
The bad:
 
Ginnifer Goodwin: Goodwin is a massive disappointment in this. She's just as bad as everyone else except for Hudson. Wait 'till I get to her!
 
Ashley Williams: She plays Claire, a girl who's very annoying. The actress, who shares a name with the middle segment of the human centipede, is very untalented.
 
Luke Greenfield: I could attack this butt-munch in detail, but I'll just list this fact: the highlight of his directorial career* was The Girl Next Door with Elisha Cuthbert!!
 
The ugly:
 
Kate Hudson: A lot of people are mad that Hudson blew the good-will from Almost Famous on terrible rom-coms. I HATED Almost Famous! In fact, I think that I'd rather re-watch this than that!!! To get back on topic, Hudson is just absolutely terrible. Her character is unlikable and a terrible person and friend. Why is she friends with Goodwin?
 
The script: This feels less like a script and more like an attempt to fit as many cliches as possible!
 
The characters: This is the true death-knell of the movie. All the characters who aren't John Krasinski are horrible people who cheat and lie on each other. This, combined with the terrible acting, directing, and writing, make this one of the most unpleasent movies of the year. Grade: F
 
As mentioned in the intro, I'm changing the schedule for the I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell review. There's two reasons for this. The first one is that I found out that super-hack Richard Kelly produced it. The second was that I was brain-storming some future special reviews and most of them involved Richard Kelly. So, I've decided to make next week Richard Kelly Week!!!!! Here's the schedule:
 
Sunday: Donnie Darko
Monday: Domino
Tuesday: Southland Tales
Wednesday: World's Greatest Dad
Thursday: I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell
Friday: The Box
Saturday: Operation: Endgame
 
*I say directorial career because he, apparantly, produced Role Models.


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Posted By: SuperTeenTopia
Date Posted: August 23 2011 at 6:32pm
What happened to Kate Hudson? She went from an Oscar nominee, to starring in one bad rom-com after another.


Posted By: Vits
Date Posted: October 24 2011 at 5:36pm
I just saw it.

As we all know,the Romantic Comedy genre started to die in the last decade,finally dying in 2010 since 90% of that year's rom-coms were bad.This year it seems to have been recovering.While this is cliched,unfunny and forgettable,it learned from the good ones by not relying* on physical comedy and/or gross out gags.

I also appriciated that they tried to make this a mature movie.Unfortunately,that's overshadowed by unlikeable and unrealistic characters**.But the acting was decent,and the leads had good chemistry.

I give this 3/10.

I don't think this should be nominated for anything.It was harmless and passable.

*It still had some,but virtually nothing.
**Granted.Some are more unlikeable and some are more unrealistic than others.But what's the point on ranking?


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