Saturday, May 7, 2011

Something Borrowed: Something Blah

Rachel and Dex are locked in an on-again-off-again romanceish relationship with a few too many ons and offs to keep us caring whether they're on or off. And that's not the only problem with this tepid rom-com. Unfortunately, romance and comedy are in short supply. What's even more troubling, however, is that Rachel and Dex are just Too Darn Nice.

Sure nice is nice. But it's not enough. How about interesting, funny, smart, creative? Anything but white-bread nice. Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Dex (Colin Egglesfield) are so perniciously nice that they almost let Darcy (Kate Hudson)push them onto the terminally off ramp.

Darcy is obnoxious, loud, superficial and narcissistic. So, tell us again why she's Rachel's best friend. No matter. We need her because she keeps us from falling asleep. Especially if the theater has those really nice seats.

The Movie Slut was not impressed, but maybe this mild movie wasn't for her demographic. The 14-year-old gals in the audience actually clapped at the end, proving the old movie maxim — "You can't please all of the movie-goers, all of the time."

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