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Something Borrowed!

04/06/2017
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Long time no post! haha, Life has been BZ for me and will continue to be so until after August. Soon after that though I will be back! On to today’s matter. *SPOILERS AHEAD*

So Something Borrowed…this movie is about two childhood best friends. Racheal and Darcy… Darcy is the pretty blonde air head of the two whose outgoing personality always dominates Racheal’s reserved one. Racheal is in Law School and really really likes this guy Dex and it seems he is into her too but she is not quite sure if it is only as a friend or more. She cannot and will not even dare to believe that a guy like Dex will be into her.

She has told Darcy all about him for 9 months. One evening she is out with Dex and Darcy joins them. Darcy puts Dex on the spot by daring him to ask Racheal out on a date right there. Again doubting Racheal rushes and kills it by saying she and him are just friends. Darcy then turns to Dex and asks him to take her out on a date!

There and then Racheal’s face falls. Dex and Darcy start to talk, she excuses herself to leave and Dex goes after her and asks her if she is ok with this to which she lies again and says yes!

Fast forward some years down and Dex proposes to Darcy. They are getting married. It appears Racheal is all over it until she and Dex decide to go out for a drink and she tells him she did have a crush on him in Law school. He asks her why she did not say so back then, as he never knew she was into him…they kiss and wake up in the same bed!

Racheal treats it as a mistake that will not happen again. She blames it on them being drunk but Dex says he was not and was fully aware of all he did. Racheal still chooses to treat it as a mistake and tries to forget it, she tells Dex that what happened was just wedding jitters but he says it was not and cannot stop thinking about her. They fail and continue to see each other behind Darcy’s back. Racheal considers ending it but they realise they are the loves of each others lives and eventually he calls off the wedding to be with Racheal. Darcy finds out the reason he called of the wedding was Racheal, naturally she feels betrayed and cuts Racheal out of her life.

My question to you reading this… is Racheal wrong? Who stole whose man really? This movie led to a big discussion and I thought to bring it on here. Would you let the love of your life go with your best friend?

For me the answer is ‘I do not know’. It is a difficult situation. If the love of my life who I loved long before was to be married to my best friend and it turns out he feels the same way I feel, best believe I will consider ripping off that band aid. For me true love is rare and once you are lucky to be found by it, you sought of have to try to fight to keep it…

Also in this case your friend was well aware in the start that you were proper into this guy. You told her you liked him but were not sure he was into you. You shied away and she jumped straight in. If down the line he tells you he actually was and still is into you but did not step up to it because he thought he was friend zoned will you still put your friend ahead of you? Who is in the wrong here?

Racheal and Dex should not have continued seeing each other yes! That was dishonest yes! What they did was wrong but was the way they felt for each other wrong too? Would ‘the right thing to do’ be for Dex to go on and marry Darcy? Would it be ‘right’ for Racheal to put her best friend ahead of the way she feels? To let the love of her life go again to Darcy?

I think a lot of people end up marrying their options b, c, or d in the name of doing what is right, doing what is expected of them and not what they want to do….and that is a wrong type of right!

Answer honestly….. Would you give up the love of your life (not unrequited love) for your best friend? Is there really a thin line between love and friendship?

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply Oluwatoyin 05/10/2017 at 2:25 pm

    Hi mentor! It’s been a while since I visited. I finally made myself watch this movie yesterday,thanks to you . I have been skipping it since I got it in 2015. Well I think Rachel is a coward. She is slow and she has inferiority complex. And all these made her lose all the time and fun she was supposed to enjoy. I seriously wish she didn’t get that opportunity again (I will make my own movie and add that to it 😁). I’m not being harsh but it’s the fact. She should have dragged Darcy out maybe to the rest room and give her a bad stare to get her brains together. I don’t blame either Dexter or Darcy. Dex felt Rachel only liked him as a friend, since we can’t read people’s mind and Darcy gave them the opportunity to confess their feelings but they didn’t. And she saw a good man and jump at him. I wouldn’t do that though. But I wouldn’t be Rachel too. I think Rachel should have on the ‘green light’. I used to think that being a girl, you shouldn’t approach a guy but now, I think if you have positive feelings for someone you should spit it out.

    • Reply Calebs Girl 06/10/2017 at 8:45 am

      Hiiii! Yes we all can learn to be a bit more confident and speak up when we feel our voice drowning under others! Go for what you want 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!

  • Reply Frances 20/07/2017 at 10:22 am

    I was really addicted to this movie for a long time…till the next love movie surfaced (I honestly can’t count how many times I’ve actually watched it!!).

    Rachael reminds me of most women today. You meet a great guy, but you’re kinda waiting for him to make that big move meanwhile you haven’t exactly given him the green light so he is there wondering to himself “does she feel the same way?”. And then you suddenly feel its time of course when you see him in the arms of someone else. Darcy never jumped at Dex, she did exactly what Rach should have done- she went for a guy she eas attracted to. If i remember correctly, Rach gave her the go ahead from the start (even Dex was waiting for her to object but still she didn’t!) As much as i hated Darcy, i still blame Rachy Rach! She never gave her best friend any indication that she had feelings for Darcy.

    In reality, how things played out was wrong cos she was having something behind her best friend’s back (just the sound of it is completely brutal). She could have gone about it in a much better and decent way-the marriage was clearly not going to work anyway!

    But hey it’s a movie and i thought Dex and Rach were so cute!! However in reality , i will never stab my best friend in the back because of a man.

    • Reply Calebs Girl 26/07/2017 at 6:59 pm

      Haha! I know i love watching it too…

      Friends should look out for each other… I agree with you. Darcy knew her friend was into this guy! Come on Racheal spoke so much about him to her! She did wrong first! If you are talking about two women who casually know each other i will agree that Darcy did no wrong by taking him from her… but that was her best friends interest! Her best friend! He was out with her on the date, she butted in and took over…

      Racheal going behind her was bad but Darcy taking him from her was also bad. Perhaps Racheal was building up her courage to tell him how she felt soon. For some women it is easy to make the first move…for others very difficult!

  • Reply Solafunmi 17/07/2017 at 10:44 am

    Darcy should never have jumped in on the guy. Since Racheal told her she was into the guy. I would even say she betrayed Racheal by dating Dex. Love would always find a way, no matter how long.

  • Reply Mariam 23/06/2017 at 11:57 pm

    Tbh, a real friend would have let the guy go. If Darcy was a reaaaaal friend, she wouldn’t have jumped on Dex. There are many fish in the sea. To answer your questions, love is really rare and as such it’s hard to give up. I just pray I am never in the situation where I’ll have to choose my guy over my girl. I haven’t seen this movie, I’ll add it to my to-watch list but I’ve read a book with a similar story.

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    • Reply Calebs Girl 28/06/2017 at 11:09 pm

      Hi Mariam!,

      Yes i think the best we can do is hope we do not find ourselves in that situation.

      Thank you for stopping by and we love your blog!..x

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