Movie Review: 27 Dresses

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Jane Nichols (Katherine Heigl) loves weddings and she has been a bridesmaid for 27 weddings and she keeps her dresses worn to the weddings in a big closet. One night she had to attend two weddings simultaneously, she meets Kevin Doyle (James Marsden), who caught her changing her clothes in a taxi according to the theme of both weddings. He also helps her get home in the taxi but discusses with her his cynical views of marriage. He finds a day planner of Jane’s in the taxi. In the mean time Jane’s sister, Tess (Malin Åkerman) arrives from Europe and falls in love with Jane’s crush and boss, George (Edward Burns) at first sight. Tess pretends to like the same things that George does to get him to like her. Despite being in love with George herself, Jane does not reveal the truth and her sister’s courtship progresses rapidly. Soon the new couple announce that they intend to marry in three weeks and Jane becomes the wedding planner.

The reporter who agrees to post their wedding turns out to be Kevin, who writes wedding announcements under the name Malcolm Doyle. After looking at the contents of Jane’s planner, he decides to use the contents as material for a piece on the “perpetual bridesmaid” and hopefully be promoted to writing investigative pieces about the real news.

Jane is unaware of Kevin’s intentions. When he asks to interview her for his column on Tess, he gets her to try on all 27 bridesmaids dresses in her closet. He takes pictures of her in all of them and sends them with the completed article to his boss. As they get to know each other, Kevin begins to think that Jane is not as one-dimensional as he thought and asks his editor to hold his article so he can “fix” it.

When Kevin finds out that Jane is planning her sister’s marriage to the man Jane loves, he rebukes her. Jane agrees to one drink with Kevin and ends up getting drunk. That has both of them kiss and have sex in the car. The next morning, the two go to a diner and a waitress recognizes Jane. Kevin’s editor ran the article on the front page of the ‘Commitments’ section, despite Kevin and her settling to hold it for a while. When Jane finds out about it, she feels betrayed and is furious at him. Tess then gets angry at Jane for giving Kevin material about her, whom he describes as a bridezilla. The fight escalates when Jane sees that Tess altered their late mother’s wedding dress to her own style — the last straw on Tess’ string of lies to George and demands on Jane.

Despite the fight, Tess asks Jane to make a slideshow for her engagement party. Jane decides that George should know the truth about Tess. She shows pictures of Tess with other men, eating ribs (as she claimed that she is a vegetarian, like George), holding a cat by the tail, and recoiling from George’s dog (she told him that she loves dogs, but actually hates them) — in short, doing all the things she had told George that she never did. After that, Pedro (David Castro), the child George mentors, reveals to the crowd that Tess had actually have him clean George’s apartment for money. George breaks off the engagement because of her deception. Jane’s friend, Casey (Judy Greer), points out that telling the truth to George and breaking their engagement at the party didn’t help the situation, and that it would have been better if she had been upfront with him in the beginning. The next day, Jane meets Tess to apologize. She is still mad at Jane, as Tess believes that Jane resented her throughout the years. Tess reveals that the reason she stayed in New York was because she got fired from her job and her boyfriend dumped her; she explains that when she met George she’d tried to be like Jane since she fell in love with him. Tess also encourages Jane to focus on her life and her own needs, rather than becoming a pushover for all of her friends by bending over backwards for their every desire.

Later at work, George tells Jane that he appreciates her because she never says no. Remembering that Kevin once said the same thing as a criticism, Jane quits and admits she only stayed at the job because she was in love with George. She discovers after two experimental kisses that she no longer loves him and goes to meet Kevin. She announces in front of a crowd at a wedding he is covering that she is in love with him.

One year later, Jane and Kevin are getting married. George and Tess meet again and a hope for a second chance shows. All 27 brides whom Jane helped, as well as Tess and Casey, are her bridesmaids, wearing the dresses she once wore as their bridesmaid.

27 Dresses Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A fun spin off the term ” Always a bridesmaid and never a

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