When successful single lawyer Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) learns that her best friend, Darcy (Kate Hudson), is engaged to Dex (Colin Egglesfield) — the same guy she’s pined after for years — she’s determined to maintain her loyalty. But things don’t go quite as planned. Instead, she and Dex wind up in bed on the night of her 30th birthday party. Not surprisingly, the fallout from their romantic “slip” generates awkwardness for all concerned. (Netflix)
So, I like romcoms as much as the next hopeless romantic girl, but unfortunately, this one was a disappointment. All of these characters are IDIOTS. Darcy is controlling, an alcoholic, masked up by having a big heart. Rachel is weak, lets herself get pushed around, masked up by being loyal. Dex is a coward who has no clue what he wants, masked up by being hot. And poor Ethan (John Krasinski’s character) who is stuck in the middle and forced to listen to Rachel rant about the entire situation. Yet he NEVER says how he really feels-he’s a people pleaser. Honestly, John Krasinski’s character was the only one I actually liked. Krasinski himself delivers a really funny performance, some of his best work since The Office. The other three were good, but there is only so much you can do with a conviluted story such as this one. There are so many lies, betrayals, and cover-ups, I had a hard time keeping up with what the character’s actual motives were. I’m not going to lie, there were some moments that were genuinely funny and very romcomish. If that’s even a word. But in the end, they are all idiots.
So, I love how we just leave Ethan in London at the end. He professes his love for her, she hugs him, and leaves. WHAT? Sorry, give me the boy that actually cares about me, not the one who is “considering” calling off a wedding for me. Then Darcy showing up in London at the credits? Makes no sense. Those characters hate each other, it was something dumb done for a laugh. At the end, as Rachel and Dex were walking away, it was the first time in a romcom that I didn’t like who was holding hands together.