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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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


She's about to find the perfect fit. See more »


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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


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


When Jane and Kevin are in the Volvo in the rain storm and the car is shown from behind, both tail lights are working. When they hydroplane and go down the hill, only the left tail light is working. See more »


Kevin: Wait, what are those?
Jane: [nervous] Nothing.
Kevin: Are those...?
Jane: No!
Kevin: Are they bridesmaid dresses?
Jane: This is none of your business!
Kevin: Oh... good God. What, you kept them all? You have a whole closetful? Why?
Jane: I have a lot of friends and I like to keep them.
Kevin: [snickering] Right. Well, that makes complete sense because they're... *beautiful*.
Jane: Some of them are not that bad.
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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 »


Referenced in How I Met Your Mother: Rebound Bro (2008) See more »


Bennie and the Jets
Written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin (as Bernard Taupin)
Performed by Elton John
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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