Aug 17

Film review – 27 Dresses (2008)

Film review – 27 Dresses (2008)

27 Dresses

Rating: 6/10

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Peyton Roi List, James Marsden, Malin Åkerman, Charli Barcena, Edward Burns, Judy Greer, Melora Hardin, Michael Ziegfeld, Brian Kerwin, Maulik Pancholy, David Castro, Krysten Ritter

Directed by: Anne Fletcher

Review: Film review – 27 Dresses (2008) – This film is the very definition of chick-flick, so much so that the audience when it was first shown in the cinema consisted of 75% women (based on studio research).

Jane Nichols (played by Katherine Heigl) organises weddings for people, friends, relatives, you name it. She loves the process and spends most of her life working on other peoples weddings all the time dreaming about her own. Kevin Doyle (played by James Marsden) is a writer who covers weddings for the society pages. At the top of the film they meet, at a wedding, of course. The result being they share a taxi home even though they don’t seem to get on and after Jane has been dropped off Kevin realises she has left her diary in the cab. He keeps it and arranges to return it to her.

Meanwhile, Jane’s sister Tess (played by Malin Akerman) returns to New York and stays with Jane. On a night out together Tess is introduced to Jane’s boss George (played by Edward Burns) and immediately hits it off with him. This is a problem because Jane is secretly in love with George. As Jane is forced to hide her feelings and put up with first George and Tess dating and then having to arrange their wedding she slowly finds herself warming to Kevin.

Formulaic romance plot, blah blah blah.

There’s nothing terribly original here I’m afraid, but perhaps that’s the point. I’m a guy and so not the target audience. If you like chick-flicks, you’ll like this. Since it’s a comedy romance there is at least a little humour to help pass the time. I’ve seen worse.



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