Something Borrowed (film)

Something Borrowed
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byLuke Greenfield
Produced byHilary Swank
Molly Mickler Smith
Broderick Johnson
Andrew Kosove
Aaron Lubin
Pamela Schein Murphy
Screenplay byJennie Snyder Urman
Based onSomething Borrowed
2005 novel
by Emily Giffin
StarringGinnifer Goodwin
Kate Hudson
John Krasinski
Colin Egglesfield
Steve Howey
Ashley Williams
Music byAlex Wurman
CinematographyCharles Minsky
Edited byJohn Axelrad
Distributed byWarner Bros. (North America)
Summit Entertainment (international)
Release date
  • April 2011 (2011-04) (Newport Beach International Film Festival)
  • May 6, 2011 (2011-05-06)
  • (United States) ((United States))
Running time
112 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$35 million[1]
Box office$60.1 million[2]

Something Borrowed is a 2011 American romantic comedy film based on Emily Giffin's 2005 book of the same name, directed by Luke Greenfield, starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, and John Krasinski and was distributed by Warner Bros.


Rachel is an unmarried attorney in New York City. After too many drinks on her 30th birthday, Rachel wakes up in bed with Dex, who is engaged to her best friend, Darcy. Rachel and Dex discuss how they have had crushes on each other since law school. Rachel initially believes the encounter is a one night stand, but it eventually develops into an ongoing affair, continuously lying to Darcy and others in order to cover up their sexual encounters. Rachel lies to Darcy that she is having sex with two other men, friend Ethan and acquaintance Marcus. Ethan, who has been friends with both Rachel and Darcy since childhood, reluctantly agrees to play along with Rachel's lies.

Dex's mother suffers from depression and it seems that Dex and Darcy's upcoming wedding is the only thing keeping her happy. Months after they started having sex behind Darcy's back, they skip out on Darcy's 4 July weekend in the Hamptons to stay in the city. The two run into his parents, and Dex's father later tells Dex to end it as soon as possible, saying that what he wants should not be considered a priority when it conflicts with what is right.

As the wedding nears, Dex and Rachel are speaking less and less. At the beach, their secret is almost revealed by Ethan, who is frustrated with Rachel for lying to people she cares about. That night at the bar, Rachel finally tells Dex that she wants him to call off the wedding so they can be together, but he tells her that he can't.

After Ethan moves to London for a job, Rachel goes to visit him. He reveals that he loves her but accepts that Rachel does not reciprocate his feelings. Rachel returns to New York to find Dex sitting on her doorstep. He reveals that he called off the wedding.

Rachel is ecstatic until Darcy arrives to talk. Dex quickly hides and overhears as Darcy reveals that she has been cheating with Marcus, as she has been feeling lonely due to Dex's continued absences (not knowing that he was absent in order to have sex with Rachel). Darcy is pregnant with Marcus' child and she says that they are very happy. Darcy notices Dex's jacket and begins to search the apartment for him. When Dex reveals himself, Darcy finally understands that her best friend is the other woman.

Two months later, Rachel and Darcy run into each other on the street. Darcy is excited about her pregnancy, sharing that this is the happiest she has ever been. When Darcy notices that Rachel has picked up one of Dex's shirts from the dry cleaner, Rachel is unapologetic for sleeping with Dex but is sorry for hurting Darcy. Rachel walks around the corner to Dex sitting on a bench. They walk down the street together holding hands.

During a mid-credits scene, Darcy shows up to surprise Ethan in London; Ethan tries to ignore her and briskly walks away. The screen turns black with text indicating that the story is to be continued.