May 9, 2011

a "something borrowed" marathon sort of weekend.

As I've mentioned a few times before, Emily Giffin and I are BFFs.
(A bit of backstory on our friendship here and here.)

Well, Emily--amazing, oh-so-generous person that she is--gave me quite the birthday surprise: two tickets to a special Chicago screening of Something Borrowed the night before its official release (!!). Oh, and as if that wasn't cool enough? Colin Egglesfield was there--yes, as in Dex himself :)
(Cue the squeals. Swoon.)

Yes, I loved the movie. Yes, of course, I cried. And yes, oh yes, Colin's a charmer--a charmer with a really, really impressive Tom Cruise impression to boot. (Seriously, it's a dead-ringer.) 
... And, okay, if you have to know: Yes, I saw the movie again with my friends on Friday. And cried again. Truth be told, if I hadn't already made plans for Saturday night, I probably would have gone for Round Three... Dedication, people. Dedication.

Thankyouthankyouthankyou, Em! 
It was everything I hoped it would be and more :) 


Allie said... [Reply to comment]

Seeing it tomorrow! So excited! :)

Kristina said... [Reply to comment]

Sounds like a fabulous birthday surprise!! :) I'll have to go watch the movie now since you had to see it twice in 2 days! hehe.

Nicole Marie said... [Reply to comment]

i can't wait to see it!!!!!!!!!

Rachael said... [Reply to comment]

You're so lucky!!
That is cool that you got to meet the lead actor Colin Egglesfield in person. Pretty cute guy, I have to admit.
I saw the movie yesterday. It was good. Of course things were changed from the novel, but it wasn't bad! I enjoyed it. And hello, my name was a lead character's name! What's not to love about that!

Heidiopia said... [Reply to comment]

My daughter and i saw it on Saturday (our first GNO!) and we LOOOOVED it. Fave scene: badminton in the Hamptons. :)
Lucky you, LM, what a sweet gift!

Cassie said... [Reply to comment]

I just bought the book this past Friday night. I should be seeing the movie in the next week or two. What should I do first, book or movie? I haven't opened the book....yet. :)

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said... [Reply to comment]

I feel very repetitive, but...why aren't you a model or something?


Novelista Barista said... [Reply to comment]

oh good i am glad it was a good movie because i definitly want to see it!! said... [Reply to comment]

Ahh you're so lucky! I saw it yesterday and LOVED it! I thought it was cast perfectly, and I will definitely be seeing it a time or two again!
Hope you're doing well!

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

What an awesome surprise! I can't WAIT to see it, I'm a huge Emily Giffin fan and I love the actors that were cast!