#InsomniaMovie – SOMETHING BORROWED – ‘Imagine I’m holding your hand right now’

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is what Dex says to Rachel during another leisurely walk in the completely empty island of Manhattan. Sweet (rom com ding).  But Manhattan is not that empty because the sneaky lovebirds bump into Dex’s parents (who look like every set of WASP parents in every romantic comedy ever).  Dex asks her to stay and she does. They go out for a meal and Dex’s mom is telling stories about Dex growing up.  Dex’s father pulls him to the bar to chat him up.

Dex decides to confide in his father in that oblique way that today’s movies love.  His father in his WASPy authoritarian way tells Dex to put the brakes on falling in love with Rachel White and get in line and marry the sexy girl.  ‘That’s not the kind of people we are’ he barks at his passive aggressive son.  It seems the son is listening. But Dex does tell Rachel that he meant it when he said he loved her and walks away.

Cut to Rachel and Ethan (John Krasinski‘s characters name!) at the Shake Shack (me love that place) and Rachel is debriefing her on her romantic weekend with Dex. She whines that it’s complicated.  Ethan tells her the truth — that ish ain’t complicated and that she’s letting him string her along.  He says she’s become a woman who just waits. Brother don’t lie. And Rachel is so offended by his honesty that she challenges him about when he’s going to live his happily ever after.  He tells her that he’s moving to London.  She’s kinda stunned.  He asks for a going away present: Rachel telling Dex to sh*t or get off the pot.

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2 thoughts on “#InsomniaMovie – SOMETHING BORROWED – ‘Imagine I’m holding your hand right now’

  1. TheOthers1

    I know I’m probably the only person who thought this, but I hated that movie. Too many double standards, too many passive aggressive people, not enough truth telling, and general ugliness that I abhorred. I thought Dex was an asshat who couldn’t commit to the woman he wanted so he lied and strung her along. The lying was what irritated me with all the characters. I know it’s supposed to be closer to real life, but I didn’t go to see real. I wanted honest, earnest, genuine love and I didn’t get that from Something Borrowed

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