Continuation from yesterday…
From the beginning, you root for Rachel, after all she is the one who met the guy, she had everything in common with him and Darcy comes along and just kind of steals him from her.
Although Dex is engaged to Darcy, he really likes Rachel. But wait a minute! What are you doing getting engaged to someone if you really love someone else? Well, this movie will give you the idea that it’s ok, it happens. Right.
Then, after a shared ride on a taxi, Rachel and Dex end up declaring their love for each other and guess what else? Sleeping together. Now there is this big problem: Dex betrayed his fiancée and Rachel betrayed her best friend. If you are a true friend, then you know that you NEVER, EVER even look at your friend’s boyfriend or husband in any other than just as your friend’s boyfriend or husband! That is, if you ARE A GOOD FRIEND.
But Something Borrowed hints that in this case it’s no problem and here are the ideas they use in the movie to justify and make you agree to this:
Rachel saw him first and Darcy ‘stole’ the guy from her – Give me a break! If the guy really wanted to stay with her, he would have, despite of what Darcy did or didn’t do. It was his choice to stay with Darcy.
Darcy is just spoiled – Again, no reason to sleep with her boyfriend, after all Rachel continues to be friends with her in spite of her being spoiled.
They were meant for each other – That’s all well and good, but it was no reason for her to just go and be with a guy who had a commitment with someone else.
He loves Rachel, his friend, not Darcy, his soon-to-be-wife – So, what would be the right thing to do? Break up with the girl he ‘just realized’ he doesn’t love and stay with the one he does love. Don’t stay with both!
Darcy doesn’t love him – Same as above.
Darcy cheated on him – They paint this really ugly picture about Darcy, that she doesn’t deserve him, that she cheated on him, that she is selfish, arrogant, backstabbing etc, which might all be true, but it does not justify what happens in the movie. Yes, you would like Dex and Rachel to end up together, but not by doing all the wrong things and not going about it the wrong way.
Do you want to know the ultimate lesson in this movie?
If you love someone and you feel you are meant to be together, you should do anything in your power to get the guy… even if he is somebody’s husband.
Now, you don’t realize that when you are watching the movie, do you?
THINK or someone else will do it for you!