27 Dresses

 (5,035)6.11 h 50 min2008X-RayPG-13
HD. A seasoned bridesmaid preps for her sister's big day despite her feelings for the groom in this romantic comedy.
Anne Fletcher
Katherine HeiglJames MarsdenMalin Akerman
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Judy GreerEdward Burns
Roger BirnbaumGary BarberJonathan Glickman
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Sheryl FechterReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
"What? You Kept Them All?" - Kevin
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Imagine looking into your hallway closet and twenty-seven dresses of all shapes, colors, sizes, and dates are all staring back at you. Basically, you must back into the door just to slam it shut anymore. Now, how much is that worth in money alone? Let alone time, giving, work, and energy. This is exactly what Jane (Katherine Heigl) does for others in her life as she devotes all of her inspiration and whatever else could be expected to all of these bride's magic moments. It is her own glory to assist and to take over the whole ceremony offering every bride her adoration in the most attached of ways. She holds in the highest regard the whole 'idea' of weddings while clipping the newspaper's highlighted romantic stories of the week's interesting turn of wedded bliss and collects them all. You could say Jane is obsessed with being obsessed and enraptured to be of service. Hmm, weddings, write-ups concerning them along with her boss, George (Edward Burns), and yes, she dreams of the day she... and George will hookup. This would truly be the icing on her own divinely layered wedding cake.

Unbeknownst to Jane, the newly placed marriage column writer from the weekend's paper is also a blatant cynic of the nuptials he is writing about...or, is he really? Kevin (James Marsden) tramples oh so politely on a couple's special day - word by word - as Jane drinks it all in with an over-the-top romantic straw. Especially during an intriguingly personal photo-shoot he must get done for a piece he has begun working on. When it comes to the wedding reporter's articles, Jane's collecting and dreaming over his writings of floral loveliness wisp her forward week after week - along with her abundantly jammed-up closet. She would never dream of saying 'No' to a bridal friend in need.

Everything seems to be in place to keep Jane's life in order, that is until her delicious model sister, Tess (Malin Akerman), pops into her life unexpectedly and turns George's head around in matrimonial circles. While Jane questions the whole idea that may be in her sister's future, Kevin questions the 'whys' of taking other's Kodak moments instead of collecting one's own resulting in this comedic wedding farce starring Jane herself.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 16, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
I truly do not understand why people like this
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I am a huge fan of rom/coms and chick flicks so I was really excited to finally watch this and see what all the hype is about. But oh lord this was so all over the place. Here is why
1) The plot itself is so weird, a girl who attends weddings 24/7? It would have made sense if she was a wedding planner but she isn't so this honestly makes no sense
2) The acting is really bad on behalf of Katherine, I had to look away out of second-hand embarrassment every time she interacted with her boss i in the film
3) The love story between her and Kevin was so rushed and had no substance
4) Everything was SO all over the place. The storyline, the character development just everything was so so bad.
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L. SmithReviewed in the United States on December 17, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
ALWAYS a bridesmaid, never a bride!
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We meet the self sacrificing Jane who's always a bridesmaid with her organizer to help her 27 friends have the perfect wedding. Jane, is surprised by her little sisters arrival and plan to marry Jane's boss, the man Jane is secretly in love with. Then her sister asks Jane to plan her wedding. So Jane starts to plan and meets the man who writes her beloved wedding columns and as they learn, respect and finally to love eachother Jane stands up for herself. It is a comedy and a better movie then this review, well worth a rainy Sunday afternoon viewing.
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H. BalaReviewed in the United States on March 10, 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars
"The maid of honor is a peculiar young woman..."
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27 DRESSES is formulaic and predictable, and I have no problem with that, given that I really enjoyed this movie and, in many moments of watching it, grinned the big grin of having fun. Katherine Heigl makes the whole thing work, and, combined with her terrific stint in [[ASIN:B000TZJBPQ Knocked Up (Unrated Widescreen Edition)]], I no longer think it's a fluke that she's this good a comedienne. She's tall and beautiful, yet her most appealing quality is that she doesn't at all mind looking goofy. And, in those horrible, horrible bridesmaid outfits, Katherine Heigl looks dang goofy.

Jane Nichols (Heigl) was eight when she found her purpose in life - which is being the sensei of averting wedding day disasters. Jane grows up self-effacing and accomodating and very, very responsible. And years later she's still in love with weddings, still can't say no to attending one, can't say no to organizing one. And all those awfully garish bridesmaid dresses she's worn? She keeps them in her closet.

For a long while now Jane has quietly pined for her boss George (Edward Burns), a perfectly perfect outdoorsy entrepreneur type who is also a vegetarian and a Big Brother to a Latino kid. And because you have to put the heroine thru her paces, Jane's gorgeous, spoiled younger sister Tess (Malin Akerman) blows into town and instantly bags Jane's boss. So hell hath no mean disposition like a woman having to organize the nuptials of her much mooned-over boss and her younger sister.

As if that's not enough torture, Jane keeps running into Kevin, a cynical newspaper writer who just annoys the living hoolies out of her. Kevin's disdain of all things weddingy immediately antagonizes Jane (to him, weddings are all about "the forced merriment, the horrible music, or the bad food"). But what Jane doesn't know is that Kevin's beat is the matrimonial column and that he's angling to write a piece on her and her serial bridesmaid lifestyle. Thing is, as played by James Marsden, Kevin isn't as slimy and calculating as you'd suppose. Not the least, dude also sings a mean rendition of "Benny and the Jets," even if the words are made-up gobbledy-gook. The ol' Cyclops really surprised me with how well he dives into his romantic leading man role, and with how funny he is. The "Benny and the Jets" bar scene is the best moment in this film.

27 DRESSES has just a bit of that FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL vibe going on, only from a woman's perspective. It's a pretty funny film, even managing to plant a few gentle digs at the wedding industry. And, to come full circle with the title, I dig what Jane does with those 27 dresses, there at the end. Katherine Heigl has a talent for this type of role. She's good enough of an actress - and she endears herself to the audience with that yearning, self-sacrificing thing she does - that you can't help but feel for her (and maybe even squirm with her) as she sadly sees her sister's fling with her boss evolve into something more serious. I think I need to see Katherine Heigl in more romantic comedies.

Malin Akerman (WATCHMEN's Silk Spectre II) is good in her thankless role of the younger self-absorbed sister Tess and Judy Greer again knocks it out the park with her snarky best friend take (she also rocked that role in [[ASIN:B000CEV3KU 13 Going on 30 (Fun & Flirty Edition)]], which starred Jennifer Garner, another girl not afraid of looking silly. Edward Burns, though, plays such a nice guy here that he ends up a pretty dull and boring dude.

Special Features: three deleted scenes, featuring Jane hailing a cab only to have someone jump into it ahead of her, Jane trying on her bridesmaid dress for Tess's wedding, and Tess accidentally almost sending Gatsby (George's huge pet) to doggy heaven; "The Wedding Party" - the Making Of featurette; "You'll Never Wear That Again" - the costume design featurette; "Jane's World" - the set design featurette; and "The Running of the Brides" focuses on New Jersey's Filene's Basement bargain store and its hectic annually-held one day wedding gown sale.

27 DRESSES is a chick flick, and it's familiar and you see where it's going - but I'm saying that Katherine Heigl is so likeable that you end up forgiving the been there/done that storyline. All the girls I know (all three of 'em) love this movie. If you're a dude, you'll score high points if you pop this in the player on date night. Although, if it's date night, you should probably take her out for lobster or something, instead of staying at home watching movies...
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Lorraine SilverReviewed in the United States on April 4, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
One of my fav funny love stories, a great story esp since I’m an action movie girl.
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It arrived with a broken inside tab so the dvd was moving around. Not atAll wrapped or used, I honestly don’t recall reading anything saying that it won’t be wrapped or pamphlet inside. Now I just have to hope that it does
skip or I better be able to return it without any problem. I didn’t see anything saying anything about this with this dvd.
pennameReviewed in the United States on December 23, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Full of Cliches but I like it
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Quick story blurb: Always a bridesmaid and never a bride, Jane played by Katherine Heigle, has a full closet of bridesmaids dresses she had worn for weddings. A newspaper reporter starts to write a story about her as her life takes a turn.

Decent acting here, however no one is really called to do anything grandiose.

This is one of the few romantic comedy movies I actually like. There aren't many that I can say are well done but this one is even right down to the ending credits is enjoyable how they crafted it. I thought the chemistry between actors was good and I thought the plot was interesting. I will add though this is a romantic comedy, If you have seen one, you may have seen them all.
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Mountain AngelReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
His cynicism; her optimism
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This movie was a cute chick flick that pokes fun at the idea that every girl has their day (or days in this case) as a bridesmaid instead of a bride. Most women dream of that big day and how their day will be the most special and unique wedding ever. The main character does her very best to smile through each friend's wedding and not lose hope that one day it will be her turn and her day to shine. The comedy really takes off as she meets a guy who is her antithesis when it comes to weddings and all that they represent despite being a wedding page reporter for his newspaper. His cynicism pitted against her eternal optimism plays well when he writes an article using her bridesmaid experiences and alienates her. It's at this point they both realize that both their outlooks on weddings, relationships, honesty and ethics are intertwined as part of much larger picture where they belong together. This chick flick was funny and also thoughtful at moments where the characters each learned about thrmselves and others around them.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on March 19, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie, bad product
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The movie itself is good, so I wanted it on dvd. Last time I trust Amazon or a seller and not check though. Tried to play it today and the damage on the back of the disc made the movie totally unplayable. Can’t believe this even was approved to be sold.
I’d give zero stars for an unusable product, but I know the film is a good one.
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