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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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Young Jane (as Peyton Roi List)
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Taxi Driver Khaleel (as Michael Ziegfeld)
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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 All (83) »

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She's about to find the perfect fit. 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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27 bodas  »

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

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Even though its raining very heavily, the bar becomes more populated as the scene progresses. Most people wouldn't venture out in such a storm to go to the bar, but those already out who got caught in the storm likely might have sought shelter in the bar while waiting out the storm. See more »

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[Jane has just humiliated Tess at her rehearsal dinner]
Casey: So what happened?
Jane: He needed to know the truth.
Casey: You could have told him face-to-face. I mean, I know my moral compass doesn't exactly point due north, but... if I say something's wrong, something's wrong.
Jane: You're the one who's always telling me to stand up for myself.
Casey: Yeah, but that's not what you did. What you did was unleash twenty years of repressed feelings in one night. It was entertaining, don't get me wrong, but if it was the right ...
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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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One of the best examples of bad film writing
6 August 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It only took about five seconds for me to know that no man (or at least no straight man) had anything to do with this film creatively. I know it is not meant for straight men, but watching this with my wife was pure agony.

Yes it is predictable, yes it is unoriginal and unfunny, yes the dialogue is stilted and unrealistic, yes it's cliché, but all of that's to be expected. My biggest complaint with this film is the character played by James Marsden.

So this guy who is supposedly into women actually notices she has a collection of dresses?? then he wants to see her try them all on??? of course he has a sad past that comes up, and how does he get cheered up? By shopping???? Oh, and that sad back-story, he was betrayed by his wife so he decides he hates the concept of marriage rather than the woman herself. How about the fact that his life seems to revolve around this up-coming wedding?? And then, after smattering the name of the bride in a popular news paper (that we're supposed to believe would run such a pointless story) -- going as far as calling the bride-to-be "bridezilla", he actually gets invited to another wedding party where the oh-so-predictable scene where the lovers come together takes place.

This has to be one of the best examples of bad film writing I've come across. I can't even recommend this as a date movie because if the female you're with has any sense she'll find it really stupid as well.


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