On Mother’s Day this year, I went to see the movie “Something Borrowed” with my mommy friend, “A”. It was her idea whom had read the original book that we should use our special day to see the movie we’d been wanting to see. A and I left our kiddies to Dads and off we went, and I must say, it was a perfect film for us.
I don’t want to give away too much, but I really loved the movie because I didn’t know what’s going to happen until the end since I’d never read the book. It was funny, sad, charming and heartwarming. Josh Krasinski who played Ethan was so good – something about him that we can’t stop loving him, right? Darcy played by Kate Hudson was really carefree and kind of selfish, but somehow I couldn’t hate her. Then there come Dex (Collin Egglesfield) and Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) – their true feelings for each other were revealed and things got so complicated, and I couldn’t stop cheering for them.
I don’t know what critics are saying about this film, but I thought it delivered the message real well. Of course it’s about a secret taboo which a man falls for two woman and a friend is in love with her best friend’s fiance, but I think the story is more than that. I thought it is about people who are so afraid to hurt other people and get hurt, and too afraid to be honest with themselves. In the end, if you’re not honest with yourself and your feelings, you will lose something you love so dearly. And I coudln’t stop thinking to myself, there is nothing tragic than two people whose feelings are mutual, and madly in love with each other, but not being able to be together just because they are too chicken to admit what they hold in their hearts from the the very beginning. That is horrible!!!
I think we all go through heartbreaks and breakups and make up, at least once in our life-time. But could you live with yourself when you don’t give 100% to someone you really want to be with? I have a motto to live by that I’m not afraid to tell someone that I love them. It’s because I had gone through the same thing as Rachel had gone through in the movie. I lost chances to be with someone I really wanted to be with – twice! And I realized from those experiences was that you would lose him or her regardless if you’re not honest with your feelings. And that would be such a sad story. So I say, either you hurt good or lose good! Right?
For those who haven’t read the book nor the film, I will not talk about the ending, but I suggest you to see the movie. Hey, it’s Friday – I don’t mind goig to see it again. It was definitely a lovely story that you would enjoy with your girlfriend!
A 30-something who loves fashion, all forms of art, music, films and cooking. Painting is my true passion and started my own small business in the winter of 2009. In my spare time, I'm busy running around with two most beautiful daughters in the world, and taking care of the house while my husband works and commutes two different states.