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27 Dresses (2008)

 -  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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Young Jane (as Peyton Roi List)
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Bridal Salesgirl #1
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Taxi Driver Khaleel (as Michael Ziegfeld)
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Rabbi
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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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wedding | love | bridesmaid | friend | boss | See more »

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

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,752,897 (UK) (28 March 2008)

Gross:

$76,806,312 (USA) (23 May 2008)
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Katherine Heigl is a few months younger than Malin Akerman, who plays her younger sister (by several years) in the film. See more »

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In one of the scenes where Jane is sitting in her office at work, her ponytail is curly. Once George summons her to his office, her ponytail is straight in a matter of seconds - noticeably straight. See more »

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Tess: [about their childhood dog] Not a day goes by that I don't think about that bag of fleas. Good old Tory.
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Tess: Yeah, his name was Toby, but I called him Tory because I had a lisp.
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Very cute
3 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For many the plot of this movie feels formulaic and revisited. Jane (Katherine Heigl) is the people-pleaser of the century. A somewhat spineless nice girl who can't say no to anyone, she has been a bridesmaid 27 times, often exceeding her duties in every wedding. For all her romantic yearnings, she can't seem to hook her boss, George (Ed Burns) whom she has been in love with for years. When her self-centered little sister Tess (Malin Akerman) comes in and manages to snag George, Jane once again capitulates to everyone's needs but her own. In comes Kevin (James Marsden), a newspaper columnist stuck covering weddings who yearns to break out and write about more important things. Under the pretense of covering George and Tess's wedding, he really is writing about Jane and her perpetual bridesmaid stints. Complications ensue etc. etc.

For me, what really made this movie was the performances. Katherine Heigl did an absolutely fantastic job playing the woman that I'm sure everyone has felt like at one time. She brought a lot of spice to what could have been a one-note role. James Marsden is also pitch-perfect as the cynical reporter, a foil to Jane. It helps that they have good fight-and-kiss chemistry.

Also, for me the story line was not as tired and recycled as people made it out to be. It had some fresh spin and I really enjoyed it. I also preferred the ending to this movie to many chick-flick comedies which leave things open-ended and almost unrealistic. 27 Dresses wraps up all the plot lines in one neat sequence that is a truly worthy finale.

All in all, as far as romances and rom-coms go, this one shot to the top of my list.


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