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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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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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Details

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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jane's comment, "I feel like I just found out my favorite love song was written about a sandwich," may have been a reference to the song "Mother and Child Reunion" by Paul Simon, the title of which was apparently inspired by a restaurant menu item. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Tess: [about their childhood dog] Not a day goes by that I don't think about that bag of fleas. Good old Tory.
George: Hey, Jane, how come you never mentioned Tory?
Jane: I don't know. I guess I repressed the memory of *Toby*.
Tess: Yeah, his name was Toby, but I called him Tory because I had a lisp.
Jane: A lisp that turned your B's to R's?
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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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Written by Natasha Bedingfield and Mike Elizondo (as Michael Elizondo)
Performed by Natasha Bedingfield
Courtesy of Epic Records and SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (UK) Ltd.
By arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Fun brain off entertainment
18 April 2008 | by Gordon-11See 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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