Because I watch chick flicks, does it mean I have to have arrested development? I switched this off after 10 minutes, but decided to give it another chance (having paid for it!). I'm glad I did, so I can tell you about it. Once I got over the betrayal bit, I got a bit peeved at how poorly the characters were drawn without any nuances. Talk about unsubtle! Let's see: there is a GOOD and there is an EVIL girl. There is male hero, torn between what he wants and duty. There is the loser friend, who loves and loses. The whole film is let down by the simplistically drawn characters that are the protagonists.
This could have been really something. However, poor Kate Hudson, the evil blonde, got to do her funny bit from "How to lose a guy in 10 days" all over again, except it was serious. You do wonder how the male lead ever fell in love with her, and how our sweet, dark and good heroine has been been a doormat all her life to her supposed Best Friend. How much better it could have been to have a more realistic friendship, which would really have cranked up the angst of the betrayal. I suppose with that in mind, it's hard to feel sorry for anyone in this film, except the poor pining friend who's the only one with an IQ. Not even a laugh to be had...Sorry, it was just so so. There is a redeeming bit at the end, where Kate Hudson is allowed a bit of emotion. Might watch the sequel just to check it was that bad...;-)
Would recommend for early teens to keep a sleepover quiet..