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Jane, an idealistic, romantic and completely selfless woman…a perennial bridal attendant whose own happy ending is nowhere in sight. But when younger sister Tess captures the heart of Jane's boss - with whom she is secretly in love - Jane begins to reexamine her "always-a-bridesmaid…." lifestyle.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average So enjoy 27 Dresses' limited charms for what they are rather for when they are on display. This isn't a great movie but it fills a niche.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average It's an uninspired romantic comedy that adheres slavishly to the conventions of the genre. But the movie is made pleasant by the likeability of its star, Katherine Heigl, and her chemistry with the affable James Marsden.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 195 moviegoers:THE LADIES LOVED "27 DRESSES." Most rated it very high. Only a few of the adult ladies rated it as low as "Good/Average." HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
As for the guys, there weren't very many in attendance but approximately half enjoyed it very much, especially younger males. With half of the remaining half rating it "Good/Average," and no reviews lower than "Fair," I would say that "27 Dresses" would make a great date movie.
Jane (Katherine Heigl) has always been good at taking care of others, but not so much in looking
after herself. Her entire life has been about making people happy - and she has a closet
full of 27 bridesmaid dresses to prove it. One memorable evening, Jane manages to
shuttle between wedding receptions in Manhattan and Brooklyn, a feat witnessed by
Kevin (James Marsden), a newspaper reporter who realizes that a story about this
wedding junkie is his ticket off the newspaper's bridal beat.
Jane finds Kevin's cynicism counter to everything she holds dear - namely
weddings, and the two lock horns. Further complicating Jane's once perfectly-ordered
life is the arrival of younger sister Tess (Malin Akerman). Tess immediately captures the
heart of Jane's boss, George (Edward Burns). Tess enlists her always-accommodating
sister to plan yet another wedding - Tess and George's - but Jane's feelings for him lead
to shocking revelations…and maybe the beginning of a new life.