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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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Charli Barcena ...
Young Tess
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Young Jane (as Peyton Roi List)
Jane Pfitsch ...
Cousin Lisa
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Bridal Salesgirl #1
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Salesgirl Olga
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Bride Suzanne
Marilyn L. Costello ...
Bride Suzanne's Minister
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Taxi Driver Khaleel (as Michael Ziegfeld)
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Hip Bridesmaid
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Shari Rabinowitz
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Rabbi
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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

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18 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

27 bodas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,442,040, 20 January 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$76,808,654, 29 May 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$160,259,319
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Jane steps outside her friend's engagement party to yell in anger, the shot shows the back of her as she screams facing a dark wall. The shot returns to one of her face as she is yelling, when a cough is heard from the 50th anniversary party going on in a large room where the dark wall once was. The black wall has disappeared and a party of mostly white decorations is now in it's place. Also, the door behind her closes without anyone closing it. (The door behind her when she is looking at the anniversary party is not actually the door that she came out of the club from, it is a door off to the side. The door she comes out of is a push bar door, not a door with a doorknob.) See more »

Quotes

Jane: How refreshing! A man who doesn't believe in marriage.
Kevin: I'm just trying to point out the hypocrisy of the spectacle.
Jane: Oh! That's so noble of you. Do you also go around telling small children that Santa Claus doesn't exist? 'Cause someone needs to blow that shit wide open.
Kevin: A-ha! So you admit that believe in marriage is kind of like believing in Santa Claus!
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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 Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Greg and Larry (2016) See more »

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Paris Café
Written by Rick Rhodes and Danny Pelfrey
Courtesy of Firstcom Music
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Mainstream romantic comedy
12 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Although this movie is a bit typical, it's still a breezy, light hearted romp, which is all it appears to be trying to do. It's got formulaic construction familiar in romantic comedies, yet it knows it's just harmless fluff and doesn't try to be anything more.

Kathryn Heigl is certainly the strength of the film, with an exuberant approach to her "hopeless romantic" always the bridesmaid character who longs for that special day of her own. The performance is playful and silly when needed, and sweetly honest in the more serious moments. The rest of the cast are all good, too; the personality collisions of various characters are usually well done. The sight gags involving the dresses are clever, and the story runs its course effectively.

There are weaknesses, such as the ugly, mean spirited, and out-of-place slide show sequence. The script could have accomplished the point which is made there in some better way.

Light popcorn fun. Like fast food, it probably won't stick with you for long, but it's good for some entertaining silliness. One thing I'm still wondering: how much would scuba-gear set back the wedding party members?


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