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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Anne Fletcher
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Kerwin ... Hal
Charli Barcena Charli Barcena ... Young Tess
Peyton List ... Young Jane (as Peyton Roi List)
Jane Pfitsch Jane Pfitsch ... Cousin Lisa
Katherine Heigl ... Jane
Jennifer Lim ... Bridal Salesgirl #1
Brigitte Bourdeau ... Salesgirl Olga
Judy Greer ... Casey
Danielle Skraastad ... Bride Suzanne
Marilyn L. Costello Marilyn L. Costello ... Bride Suzanne's Minister
James Marsden ... Kevin
Michael Paul ... Taxi Driver Khaleel (as Michael Ziegfeld)
Yetta Gottesman ... Hip Bridesmaid
Erin Fogel ... Shari Rabinowitz
Bern Cohen ... 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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While Jane and Kevin are in the bar, a Josh Kelley song can be heard in the background. In real life, Josh Kelley is married to Katherine Heigl. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Jane: Oh, my God. I feel like I found out my favorite love song was written about a sandwich.
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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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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.38 (2008) See more »

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Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Written and Performed by Michael Jackson
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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A Bridesmaid's Tale
11 May 2008 | by ChrysanthepopSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,007,725, 20 January 2008

Gross USA:

$76,808,654

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,655,351
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