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Dex was under the domineering thumb of his dad all his life, no wonder it was impossible for him to stand up to him. He wanted to be a teacher, but his dad said "No, you're going to be a lawyer." His mother suffered from chronic depression because her husband was so domineering and unloving (he skipped out on her when she needed him the most). And Darcy telling Dex's dad she'll have as many children as he wants her to have was disgusting! She's stealing Dex's manhood. Dex is not even being allowed to decide how many children HE wants to have.
Finally, Rachel gets the strength (thanks to Ethan) to stand up to Dex and tell him to cancel the wedding, and that gives Dex the backbone to do the same to his father. He doesn't want to marry Darcy, but his Dad tries to force him into it because [breaking up with Darcy] "that's not the kind of people we are." It's all about narcissistic image, he doesn't care about his son or love him or his poor mousy wife.
How appropriate that in the end, pregnant, unmarried and no future, Darcy is chasing Ethan down a street in London -- the man she thought so little of and called him a "s---head". She needed a husband, and she blew it. She gave up a 2 million dollar house for Marcus with no job, smoking pot, rescuing chipmunks, and riding a skateboard! That's all the future Darcy had. She got what she deserved.
Kate hudson as always is a rare gem like her mother Goldie Hawn. And kate is one of my favorite actresses. I could not get over how dazzling Ginnifer goodwin was. I feel that this was a break-out performance that could mold her already established movie career into super stardom! I never knew how beautifl and sparkling gorgeous that young lady is!
I saw a lot of bad reviews for this cinematic adventure but most of them may have forgot this was a romantic comedy and that;s exactly what it did; it was a story of a romance "briefly borrowing" a love relationship among best friends with a family pack-size helping of laughter and humor to go with it! I dont' buy any movies at all, but this one goes on the shelf!
Colin egglesfield played a good leading role as the somewhat shy sensible, smart, and practical one who does learn to follow the path to burning embers of heart-filled love on his own path to life. Steve howey is brilliant in the ghoulish funny guy he brings to life as Ginnifer goodwin put it "take something gross or perverse and make it charming."
I want to say I gave this movie 5 stars because the cast, crew and directors earned it, not because i was laughing the whole time, was not bored but instead interested in the storyline so much to be laughing one minute, and crying either tears of joy or emotions of despair the next. It also was not the fact that the 2 leading ladies are so fabulously brilliant , gorgeous, and at the top of their game as female actors but because the movie flows smoothly without any awkardness revealing a love tale of 2 fresh college students who find their way into each other's hearts by friendship and also real love but get sidetracked by others who don't wait for life to happen. It's a story that fate will again join soulmates that we all may have a happy ending! Thanks and Godbless
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