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.

Starring:
Katherine Heigl, James Marsden
Runtime:
1 hour 50 minutes

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27 Dresses

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Product Details

Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Anne Fletcher
Starring Katherine Heigl, James Marsden
Supporting actors Malin Akerman, Melora Hardin, Judy Greer, Edward Burns, Alexa Havins, Krysten Ritter, Maulik Pancholy
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Laura smith on 4 Feb 2009
Format: DVD
As a bit of a fan of romantic comedies I bought this on the chance I'd enjoy it. Settled down one night to watch it and got about half way through the story of Jane the quintisential role model for the phrase 'Always the bridesmaid, never the bride'.

As Jane spends most Saturday's acting in the capacity of bridesmaid for a collection of very varied brides at their themed weddings it then comes as a bit of a shock when her own dream wedding to her boss who she is secretly in love with turns out to be happening only she won't be the bride, her sister will. Suddenly Jane finds herself having to organise the weddig of her sister to the man she loves. In comes James Marsdens character Kevin, a reporter for the New York Times who quite fittingly writes the weddings section, reporting on the nuptuals of New York.

I must admit at this point of watching it I got a bit bored and gave up but faithfully around a week later I decided to pick it up again and was very glad I did. The second half of the film is much better than the first 40 minutes as we see Jane & Kevin's relationship begin to build and as we watch Jane put her pushy little sister in her place. The scene with Kevin & Jane singing Benny & The Jets in the bar is wonderful.

Would I watch it again, yes - is it as good as some other offerings out there no but okay.
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48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By S. Hammond on 2 Jun 2008
Format: DVD
27 dresses is your typical chick-flick scenario: Heigl plays terminally single Jane, who juggles both a secret but long-standing love for her boss, George, and selflessly filling her spare time with helping organise her friends' weddings. But when her selfish and flighty younger sister gets involved with George and announces their engagement, Jane's endurance is really challenged. She finds herself struggling with her emotions while trying to organise her sister's wedding to the man she loves- and something has to give. Meanwhile, a gorgeous but cynical wedding writer, Kevin, becomes interested in Jane first professionally, and then romantically. But meeting Jane will prove the toughest test of Kevin's scruples.

Heigl and Marsden provide great on-screen chemistry as Jane and Kevin, each teaching the other something about themselves that they never knew, and the film really is poignant for this. Heigl inspires the right mixture of pity and admiration as Jane and Marsden is so effortlessly appealing as Kevin. My only quibble with the movie was that there could have been more laughs, but then, in the funny moments, the humour was intelligent and subtle. Every bit a credible, refreshing take on the chick-flick.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Aria-May on 26 Oct 2008
Format: DVD
I enjoyed this movie enough to give it 4 stars despite the shortcomings I'm going to mention below: the plot is OK, but poorly executed either by the script or by the direction - I can't decide which. There's a corny flashback which sets up the story of Jane discovering her vocation in life - to help other people get married, and so avoid living for herself -which is just not convincing enough. Neither is the diabolical denouement - what, oh what possesses writers to put their characters through an embarrassing and totally gratuitous public declaration of undying affection? I don't know that the story-telling is convincing either - the hero isn't likeable enough, and there isn't enough depth to his character and I'm not convinced that there's a 'happily ever after' for these two characters - so in the end I didn't get the 'feel good buzz'.
Having said that I thought Katherine Heigl was great, her ditsy sister and her boss are just wonderful! If you can suspend belief just a little more than I could you'll probably love this film. For me, despite the flaws there was enough for it to be good movie, just not a great movie!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 31 May 2014
Format: DVD
When i first saw this movie advertised i thought 'chick-flick' and had little interest in watching it, however a friend actually recommended a viewing, so I did buy and view around 5/6 years back now
The story is about 'Jane' ( played by 'Katherine Heigl') who works in an office, she has a 'crush' on her boss 'George' who only see's 'Jane' as a friend and a great organiser.
Her skills as an organiser promt's her many friends, in turn, to sort their wedding plans for them, also she is invited over and over again to be a 'Bridesmaid' ( she keeps the dresses and the count is totting up )
At one of the weddings at which she is again 'Bridesmaid' she meets 'Kevin' (James Marsden) who is a journalist covering 'Weddings'
Strangely for some time after their first meet 'Kevin' seems to be at every function she attends, how could that be ?
'Jane' see's 'Kevin' as an irritating inclusion in her life.
At one function attended by 'Jane' her younger sister 'Tess' makes a 'B-Line' for 'George' much to 'Jane's' dismay her boss responds to her sister's advances.
Will 'Jane' allway's be a 'bridesmaid' and never a bride ?
This film is a cut above the run of the mill movies of it's type.
It's funny with a few hint's of sadness on occasions, in short a pleasant movie, well worth a glance.
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By Lucy Felthouse TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Sep 2009
Format: DVD
In 27 Dresses, Katherine Heigl brings truth to the phrase "always the bridesmaid, never the bride." She plays Jane, a girl so addicted to organising weddings for other people that the beginning of the film follows her as she juggles two weddings in one night. Behind this busy facade is a young woman who's actually desperately in love with her boss but isn't brave enough to do anything about it, and so she throws herself wholeheartedly into helping people with the nuptials she fears she may never have.

Jane's odd activities are picked up upon by Kevin, a matrimony reporter (James Marsden). As he starts to dig deeper into Jane's wedding madness, he realises just how crazy the situation is... and what a great article it would make. In the meantime, Jane's younger sister has waltzed back into her life and unknowingly takes up with the object of Jane's affection - her boss. Down the line, Jane is organising Tess and George's wedding, despite every arrangement dealing another crushing blow to her already fragile heart. Their nuptials force Jane and Kevin to spend more time together, where Kevin develops feelings for Jane and begins to seriously regret writing that damning article, and tries to stop it being printed.

However, as is often the case, things are never straightforward, and before the film is finished, many lives have been changed irrevocably - and not everyone is happy.

I really enjoyed 27 Dresses. It's definitely on the girliest end of the sliding scale of chick-flicks, but is very lighthearted and fun, despite some serious elements. Probably not one to try and make your man watch, unless he has the hots for Katherine Heigl, in which case he may tolerate it. Otherwise, strictly for girly nights in. Excellent.
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