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27 Dresses (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 18 January 2008 (USA)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hal
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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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

The wardrobe department reported that their initial designs for the dresses all looked too good on Katherine Heigl because of her figure, and they were hard-pressed to design bridesmaids dresses that would look bad on her. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kevin: Love is patient, love is kind, love means slowly losing your mind
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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 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.38 (2008) See more »

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Valerie
Written by Sean Payne (as Sean Francis Caleb Payne), Dave McCabe (as David Alan McCabe), Abi Harding (as Abigail Harding),
Boyan Chowdhury, and Russell Pritchard (as Russell Thomas Pritchard)
Performed by Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse
Courtesy of RCA Records/Allido by arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Amy Winehouse appears courtesy of Universal-Island Records Limited
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A Bridesmaid's Tale
11 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

Romantic comedies are almost always predictable and follow similar story lines. I wasn't very keen on watching '27 Dresses'. Let's just say it's not my kind of film. But it turned out to be not too bad. While it does not exactly rank among the best of its genre, it has its own charm and that's one of the few things that make a romantic comedy likable. While the story isn't new, McKeena's writing offers some new devices and the dialogues are quite funny. Fletcher's storytelling is quite impressive too as he introduces the characters and then lets the events unfold. The layered characters Jane and Kevin are very real. I also like it when the leads are played by good actors who have hardly attempted to do films romantic comedies in the past and they manage to pull it off. Heigl and Marsden have the required chemistry. Both actors do a fine job. Katherine Heigl brings out the depth of her character with ease, while James Marsden is funny without going over-the-top. The sizzling Malin Akerman does well as the obnoxious Tess. Edward Burns's role doesn't require much but he's okay. Judy Greer is brilliant and she owns all her scenes. So what makes '27 Dresses' watchable is the chemistry between the actors, the funny lines, the presentation of the story, a nice soundtrack and its unique charm and sense of humour and the fact that it didn't bore me.


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