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Something Borrowed (the book/movie)

So after I saw the trailer for Something Borrowed the movie, I decided to read the book. I just started chapter 5 and I haven't yet found who John Krasinski is supposed to be. IMDb lists his character as "Ethan" in the movie. Did they make this character up for the movie? Because if they did, I think that's horse shiit!
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    Don't EVEN get me started on this!

    Ethan is Rachel and Darcy's childhood friend who is SUPPOSED to live in England.  I don't even want to get into all of the inconsistencies in the movie that I've seen just from the previews.
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    I didn't read the book but I saw the movie and thought it was really cute. I guess I shouldn't read the book now because inconsistencies piss me off to no end.
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    Ethan plays a huge part in the second book (Something Blue), so maybe they're going to make a second movie so they can reference some of the stuff that happened in the first?

    But seriously ladies, when does a movie EVER follow a book to the letter?
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    So is he even a real character in the book? Or just some minor character that they decide to bring to the forefront of the movie because they wanted a pretty face like Jim's? :)
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    I thought the book was really good.  I mean, it doesn't require a lot of deep thought or anything, but it was well written for chick lit.  I also really liked Something Blue, which picks up where Something Borrowed leaves off, tells Darcy's side and continues the story.

    But seeing the preview for this movie really pissed me off, haha.

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    Thanks, TR!  I'm re-reading it right now.  So is Ethan a rather main character in the second book? (if you know what I mean) I read these like five years ago.
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    Birdie - hasn't Rachel referenced Ethan yet?  She tells a whole story about being friends with him in grade school and she talks to him on the phone a lot and later visits him. 
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    I'm enjoying the book so far! I've been busy, so I hadn't read it in a week or two and I had forgotten who some of the characters were at first. I just got to the part where they go for their first weekend in the Hamptons.
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    I don't think so.... she has referenced some of her crushes that Darcy stole and then I just read about her boyfriends last night. That's about where I'm at.
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    I'd say Ethan is a secondary character in the first book, he gets more time toward the end.  And he's absolutely a main character in the second book.
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    Birdie - I'm about at the same place as you are.  Ethan was the one that Rachel had a huge crush on back in grade school.  And Darcy decided to like him, too.  (OF COURSE!)

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    Birdie - Ethan is one of the "crushes" that Darcy stole in grade school.  But then they all stayed friends.

    And Darcy is supposed to be brunette and it pisses me off that they cast a blonde to play her because it's just playing into the message that blondes are somehow inherently prettier and more desirable  :::flips brunette hair:::
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_something-borrowed-bookmovie?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:9Discussion:e5eaae73-26d4-4856-b1ab-e908edb9aa51Post:2412b391-d56a-4f0b-82b3-e95a9407648b">Re: Something Borrowed (the book/movie)</a>:
    [QUOTE]Birdie - Ethan is one of the "crushes" that Darcy stole in grade school.  But then they all stayed friends. And Darcy is supposed to be brunette and it pisses me off that they cast a blonde to play her because it's just playing into the message that blondes are somehow inherently prettier and more desirable  :::flips brunette hair:::
    Posted by FutureMrsTR[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, I thought of that the other day.  Although Kate Hudson seems to make the perfect Darcy.  She is so good at playing the loveable B!tch.
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    Damn, I have to go to a meeting.  Good thing, I guess, this is getting me too worked up, haha.
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    When I go see a movie based on a book, I have to think of it as an individual entity.  If I think about it in relation to the book, I get pissed off.

    The devil wears prada and shopaholic did that to me.  I love them both as books, and I like them both as movies on their own, but there are so many inconsistencies it drives me nuts!
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    annakb8annakb8 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_something-borrowed-bookmovie?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:e5eaae73-26d4-4856-b1ab-e908edb9aa51Post:2412b391-d56a-4f0b-82b3-e95a9407648b">Re: Something Borrowed (the book/movie)</a>:
    [QUOTE]Birdie - Ethan is one of the "crushes" that Darcy stole in grade school.  But then they all stayed friends. <strong>And Darcy is supposed to be brunette and it pisses me off that they cast a blonde to play her </strong>because it's just playing into the message that blondes are somehow inherently prettier and more desirable  :::flips brunette hair:::
    Posted by FutureMrsTR[/QUOTE]

    I get annoyed when they turn brunettes blonde too TR. Like Marlena in Water for Elephants or when they made Jessica Simpson Daisy Duke.

    I haven't read the book or seen the movie, but I've heard the casting is all kinds of messed up. Ginnifer Goodwin's character is supposed to be plain and mousey, which she is certainly not, and Kate Hudson's character is supposed to be a brunette bombshell. Kate is definitely not brunette, and in my humble opinion she is no bombshell.
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    LDYGTR13LDYGTR13 member
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    In my head, Ethan was a lot hotter than John Krazinski - he's hot, but in a goofy cute way. I was picturing Ethan as like Brad Pitt abs hot for some reason.

    ETA: Fishy's gonna get me for this...I already see it coming.
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    Speaking of books into movies, anyone seen "The Help" trailer?  It looks AMAZING!  I love Alison Janney.  Although I do think it's funny that she is super tall and is taller than her daughter "Skeeter" (played by Emma Stone), when in the book the mom absolutely hates that Skeeter is so tall.
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    good point, MP! I didn't even think of that. I haven't seen the trailer yet though. I loved the book - and I'm hoping they do a little tour here in town of stuff referenced in the book.

    I was such a nerd, the book is set in Jackson, where I am, so everytime they mentioned a landmark or an area of town I'd tap H and say "HEY! They just talked about ________!!!"
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    annakb8annakb8 member
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    LDY, I get excited about stuff like that too. The book I'm reading now is set in DC and I feel so cool because I always know what places they're talking about.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_something-borrowed-bookmovie?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:9Discussion:e5eaae73-26d4-4856-b1ab-e908edb9aa51Post:60852f9f-b607-4af3-88f8-620fbd724cd0">Re: Something Borrowed (the book/movie)</a>:
    [QUOTE]good point, MP! I didn't even think of that. I haven't seen the trailer yet though. I loved the book - and I'm hoping they do a little tour here in town of stuff referenced in the book. I was such a nerd, the book is set in Jackson, where I am, so everytime they mentioned a landmark or an area of town I'd tap H and say "HEY! They just talked about ________!!!"
    Posted by LDYGTR13[/QUOTE]

    I totally do that!  Especially when I read books set in Cincinnati or Chicago.  Heck even Boston now that I live here.  We watched "The Departed" just after I picked FI up from the airport, and then the characters are in the airport.  I'm all "MATT! WE WERE JUST THERE!" 
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    The only way I could get through Water for Elephants was to picture the characters as the movie actors. I just couldn't relate otherwise.

    I didn't even realize Darcy was supposed to be brunette. I think I remember reading it, but I just picture her as what's her face now.
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    Oh yeah, and there's a shot in "Source Code" of Chicago with Sears Tower on the left and the Hancock on the right.  But it appeared that they were looking at downtown over land and NOT over water (which would be incorrect).  I need to go back again and see if they are in fact reversing the Chicago skyline.
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    I'm so glad you brought this up Birdie, because I meant to check and never did. I didn't know he was supposed to be Ethan, I thought he was Marcus and he was way too put together for that role. 

    Has any seen the movie yet? Is it any good? 
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    There are so few movies/books set anywhere I'm from. When Bella went to visit her mom in Jacksonville in Twilight I also got nerdy excited. But there weren't many details, so that was DUMB. Yet another reason I'm not a Twihard.
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    marateamaratea member
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    TR- Do not go see the movie. I repeat, do not see it. I cannot believe how many things changed between the book and movie.


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    Ethan's character played a HUGE role in the movie, and it was weird. Claire was psychotic and there was no Hillary. There was no depth to the movie and felt like it lacked a lot of the emotion that's in the book. It was a fun, cutesy movie, but if you've read the book, you'll probably be a bit let down. I was.
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    That's not good news, Mara. I was really looking forward to this movie coming out. 
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    I'll probably see it anyway (I'm addicted to Chick Lit and girly movies).  Although the way it's looking, I might not see it until it's out on DVD.

    We do have plans to go see Bridesmaids next week with some of my  . . . . wait for it . . . BRIDESMAIDS!  Rather apropos, I think.
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    The only movies that I can think of that has been filmed near me are Elizabethtown and Hard Rain (it was filmed near family). Both were horribly inconsistent in terms of roads, buildings, parks.

    Elizabethtown is kind of funny to watch in the beginning though, because he's supposed to be driving from the Louisville airport to e-town and he takes the MOST roundabout way. First he's on 64 (which isn't even near the airport) going the wrong way, then he magically is on 65 going back towards the airport, and so on.
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    marateamaratea member
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    I agree with Liv. And I was supremely disappointed that there was very small mention of Indiana in the movie (when they talked about IU or Notre Dame) when in the book, Darcy and Rachel actually go back to Indiana for a bridal shower. Come on, Indiana never gets featured in anything, and we had this golden opportunity taken away. :(
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