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27 Dresses (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  18 January 2008 (USA)
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After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charli Barcena ...
Young Jane (as Peyton Roi List)
Jane Pfitsch ...
Marilyn L. Costello ...
Taxi Driver Khaleel (as Michael Ziegfeld)


Two things about Jane: she never says no to her friends (she's been a bridesmaid 27 times and selflessly plans friends' weddings), and she's in love with her boss, George, nurturing dreams of a lovely, romantic wedding of her own. She meets Kevin, a cynical writer who finds her attractive, and that same week her flirtatious younger sister Tess comes to town. Jane silently watches George fall for Tess, a manipulative pretender. Worse, Jane may be called upon to plan their wedding. Meanwhile, Kevin tries to get Jane's attention and has an idea that may advance his career. Can Jane uncork her feelings? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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wedding | love | bridesmaid | friend | boss | See All (82) »


This January, always a bridesmaid, never a bride. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some innuendo and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

27 bodas  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,442,040 (USA) (18 January 2008)


$76,806,312 (USA) (23 May 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Prints were shipped to some theaters under the fake title "Wardrobe". See more »


When Casey, Jane and George are walking down the hall at the office - Casey (Judy Greer) has a purple sash as a belt that is clearly tied at her right side. When Tess and Jane are walking out of the building, the sash/belt is directly in the middle of her stomach. See more »


Jane: Oh, I'm a really... very good caulker.
Kevin: [into recorder] Likes caulk.
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Crazy Credits

Primary closing credits (director, producers, cinematographer, etc.) done as by-lines in a newspaper. Main acting credits are displayed as wedding announcement photos and captions. See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.46 (2011) See more »


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Written by Natasha Bedingfield and Mike Elizondo (as Michael Elizondo)
Performed by Natasha Bedingfield
Courtesy of Epic Records and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (UK) Ltd.
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Sneak Preview: 27 Dresses
27 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On Thursday, December 27, my friends and I went to the sneak preview of "27 Dresses". At first, I wasn't excited to see it because I thought it would be just another cheesy romantic comedy, "chick-flick" if you will. I was wrong. "27 Dresses" was a romantic comedy everyone could enjoy. That's right! I said EVERYONE (including guys).

Katherine Heigl is great in the film as Jane, the optimistic bridesmaid who wants a shot of love for herself someday and feels the the 27 bridesmaid dresses she keeps in her closet is a calling that its time for her to get a dress of a different kind.

Judy Greer, who's always "the best friend" in the movies, is very comical and sassy as Katherine's friend Casey. At least she knows what she wants, but she's very compassionate and supportive to Jane throughout the film.

One person, though, that I think stood out in this film, was James Marsden. I've always seen him in action movies ("X-Men" series and "Superman Returns) as a minor or supporting character, but I think that he made the male lead of Kevin his own. Although he gets on Jane's nerves half the time, he always tends to put on a smile on her face because she knows that he's trying to get her to let go of the past and move on to a possible future where her big day might come. Kevin's the guy you would want to confide in if something's troubling you or if you need to dance to an Elton John song to get your groove back.

If you should see any movie this new year, make a date with "27 Dresses". You'll be happy that you did.

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