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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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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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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18 January 2008 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Katherine Heigl is a few months younger than Malin Akerman, who plays her younger sister (by several years) in the film. See more »

Goofs

At Pedro's baseball game when Tess is pretending to be vegetarian to impress George, she agrees with George in that they would never be vegan because being vegetarian is hard enough. When Jane calls her out on lying later, Tess says she could like soy milk if she tried. Soy milk is a vegan product. Vegetarians can still drink regular milk. See more »

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Jane: God, Casey, can't you keep it in your pants for one wedding?
Casey: Are you kidding? The only reason to wear this monstrous dress is that so some drunken groomsman can rip it to shreds with his teeth.
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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 »

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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.38 (2008) See more »

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Valerie
Written by Sean Payne (as Sean Francis Caleb Payne), Dave McCabe (as David Alan McCabe), Abi Harding (as Abigail Harding),
Boyan Chowdhury, and Russell Pritchard (as Russell Thomas Pritchard)
Performed by Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse
Courtesy of RCA Records/Allido by arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Amy Winehouse appears courtesy of Universal-Island Records Limited
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Fun brain off entertainment
18 April 2008 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a woman who is madly in love with her boss, and wants to get married. She has attended 27 weddings, but sadly none of which her own.

"27 Dresses" is more pleasant than I thought it would be. I was worried that I would have to see 27 weddings in the film, but fortunately I did not. Normally, in a romantic comedy it does not require much acting, but Katherine Heigl manages to put in good acting to portray her jealousy towards her sister. Katherine Heigl is sweet and adorable, and she has a quality that makes the viewers connect to her.

Though the romance subplot is predictable, it story is saved by the rivalry and jealousy between sisters. This subplot is told in a tabloid way, which is fun and entertaining. The ending, which features a lot of dresses, is sweet and symbolically complete. "27 Dresses" provides adequate brain off entertainment for the family.


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