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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 <>

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


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


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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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In the bar scene, an extra by the name of Hasham Ulhaq sat on the far table famously said in an interview for GQ "I have watched the film 27 times..." See more »


When Tess is speaking with Malcolm (Kevin) in the cake shop, she turns to walk away and her mic pack is clearly visible. See more »


Jane: God, Casey, can't you keep it in your pants for one wedding?
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A Bridesmaid's Tale
11 May 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

Romantic comedies are almost always predictable and follow similar story lines. I wasn't very keen on watching '27 Dresses'. Let's just say it's not my kind of film. But it turned out to be not too bad. While it does not exactly rank among the best of its genre, it has its own charm and that's one of the few things that make a romantic comedy likable. While the story isn't new, McKeena's writing offers some new devices and the dialogues are quite funny. Fletcher's storytelling is quite impressive too as he introduces the characters and then lets the events unfold. The layered characters Jane and Kevin are very real. I also like it when the leads are played by good actors who have hardly attempted to do films romantic comedies in the past and they manage to pull it off. Heigl and Marsden have the required chemistry. Both actors do a fine job. Katherine Heigl brings out the depth of her character with ease, while James Marsden is funny without going over-the-top. The sizzling Malin Akerman does well as the obnoxious Tess. Edward Burns's role doesn't require much but he's okay. Judy Greer is brilliant and she owns all her scenes. So what makes '27 Dresses' watchable is the chemistry between the actors, the funny lines, the presentation of the story, a nice soundtrack and its unique charm and sense of humour and the fact that it didn't bore me.

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