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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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Bride Suzanne's Minister
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Taxi Driver Khaleel (as Michael Ziegfeld)
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Hip Bridesmaid
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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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wedding | love | bridesmaid | friend | boss | See All (82) »

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

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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

Budget:

$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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Trivia

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 »

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When Jane and Kevin go to the shop to register gifts for George and Tess, Jane explains that she is selecting a casserole dish so that Tess can make her mother's Christmas roast, but a major plot element is that George is a vegetarian and Tess is pretending to be one too. See more »

Quotes

Jane: You got them champagne glasses and a bottle of Cristal.
George: Any way she's actually gonna believe it actually came from me?
Jane: Maybe. Wrapped it like a car ran over it.
George: Nice touch.
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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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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Performed by Bad Company
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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Mainstream romantic comedy
12 February 2008 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – 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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