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27 Dresses (2008)

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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

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, some innuendo and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

27 bodas See more »

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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

Katherine Heigl previously played another character who was in love with a man named George. Her character, Izzie Stevens, on the television series Grey's Anatomy (2005), was briefly in love with the character George O'Malley. See more »

Goofs

When Jane is going into her father's shop Tess is right behind her, then after a cut to Jane's Father there is a cut to the door where Tess is seen running from the side before getting the door in her face. 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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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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Featured in Miss Representation (2011) See more »

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Written and Performed by Corinne Bailey Rae
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd./Capitol Records
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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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