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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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Anne Fletcher
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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 »

Genres:

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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

George is said to have dropped out of college when Jane is telling Tess about him but later at the engagement dinner during the slide show, George has doctoral regalia in one of the photos. See more »

Quotes

Jane: How refreshing! A man who doesn't believe in marriage.
Kevin: I'm just trying to point out the hypocrisy of the spectacle.
Jane: Oh! That's so noble of you. Do you also go around telling small children that Santa Claus doesn't exist? 'Cause someone needs to blow that shit wide open.
Kevin: A-ha! So you admit that believe in marriage is kind of like believing in Santa Claus!
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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 Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Greg and Larry (2016) See more »

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Happy Together
Written by Alan Gordon and Gary Bonner (as Garry Bonner)
Performed by The Turtles
Courtesy of Flo & Eddie, Inc.
By arrangement with Cohen and Cohen
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Mainstream romantic comedy
12 February 2008 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

Although this movie is a bit typical, it's still a breezy, light hearted romp, which is all it appears to be trying to do. It's got formulaic construction familiar in romantic comedies, yet it knows it's just harmless fluff and doesn't try to be anything more.

Kathryn Heigl is certainly the strength of the film, with an exuberant approach to her "hopeless romantic" always the bridesmaid character who longs for that special day of her own. The performance is playful and silly when needed, and sweetly honest in the more serious moments. The rest of the cast are all good, too; the personality collisions of various characters are usually well done. The sight gags involving the dresses are clever, and the story runs its course effectively.

There are weaknesses, such as the ugly, mean spirited, and out-of-place slide show sequence. The script could have accomplished the point which is made there in some better way.

Light popcorn fun. Like fast food, it probably won't stick with you for long, but it's good for some entertaining silliness. One thing I'm still wondering: how much would scuba-gear set back the wedding party members?


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