Something Borrowed and The Help

As an Emily Giffin, and a Something Borrowed, fan this movie was a must see for me. Fans of the book will get a lot more out of this movie than people walking into it, but I think everyone will enjoy it.  If you haven't read Something Borrowed it's an adult fiction/chick lit book following Rachel, Darcy, Dex, and Ethan, all very like-able characters who are figuring out their lives. Here is the synopsis from goodreads:

Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy's fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.
Another great book by Emily Giffin is Love the One You're With. There are some changes that fans of the book won't be thrilled with but I'm not going to say anymore. 

Another book to movie book that I can't wait for is The Help book by Kathryn Stockett.

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step. Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone. Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken. Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own. Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

I adore Emma Stone (Zombieland, Easy A, Superbad) and am very glad she is playing Skeeter.

Summer is always such a great time for movies. Harry Potter is (of course) on the very top of my list.

Make sure you stay after the credits of Something Borrowed!!!


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