27 Dresses (12A)

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Comedy

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Time Out says

Tue Mar 25 2008

Hollywood’s latest wedding-themed romantic comedy opens with Jane (Katherine Heigl) dashing between multiple ceremonies in one day, changing into different bridesmaid’s outfits in a New York cab (she’s lucky no one opted for a destination wedding). It’s probably no coincidence that this recalls the mad dash at the beginning of ‘Four Weddings…’. Like Hugh Grant’s Charles, Jane seems destined to attend all her friends’ weddings without ever getting hitched herself. A crush on her boss George (Edward Burns) could be the problem – especially as he’s more keen on her sister (Malin Akerman).

And so downtrodden Jane is doomed to play bridesmaid at the wedding of the man she loves. Or thinks she does – the love triangle doesn’t end there. Enter James Marsden as journalist Kevin, who writes a newspaper wedding column and is desperate for a juicy story about, say, a girl who’s been a bridesmaid 27 times. As Kevin befriends Jane and takes advantage of her distress about George, his duplicitousness is less than beguiling, and yet he’s still clearly in the running for the Mr Right contest.

It’s no compelling love story – Jane seems stuck between a rock and a hard place. But the film hops along merrily enough thanks to an engaging turn from Heigl, who’s nailed the unusually-pretty-girl-next-door act while embracing physical and risqué comedy (Cameron Diaz comparisons abound). Judy Greer provides amusing support as the man-eating sibling. But while the humour’s irreverent and likeable, this is no match for Heigl’s last comedy, ‘Knocked Up’. It’s official: a pregnancy  is funnier than a wedding these days – on the big screen anyway.

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12A

UK release:

Thu Mar 27, 2008

Duration:

111 mins

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John Cooper

The Time Out review gets it right with this one . `.hops along merrily .` . . yes . . . that's about it . . . but it stood up to a second viewing which says something about a sharp script which is given every chance by the principals . . especially Katherine Heigl. Of course it keeps to the American formula for commercial rom-com.. ie . . . they hate each other in the opening reel, and they realize they love each other in the final reel, and this realization is given a public declaration . . . and everyone claps . . .And then there's the obligatory open-air wedding . . . ( The weather's always bettter in American films ) So, not bad . . . doesn't get anywhere near a really classy film like `Notting Hill` . . . but if you see the DVD in a charity shop for £3 . .it's a reasonable deal . . . Probably one for the girls . . . as the male characters are not given any psychological or philosphical depth and are essentially `idealized` versions of what women see as `marriage material.`

Syl

well, it doesn't suck that bad. there are a few scenes that makes you smile or even laugh. give the cast some credit, they made a pretty decent movie here. :)

ellie

The most predictable pile of sappy poop I have seen in a long time! Kinda amusing in parts, but ou know exactly whats going to happen within the first ten minutes of the film!

Abi

This Film Was Quite Predictable In Strange Ways...I Wont Give Away The Story Just Incase You Haven't Yet Seen It But I Loved It! It Was Really Funny And Girly Yet Suitable For Men. The Ending Was Very Entertaining- A Must See!!!!

Abi

This Film Was Quite Predictable In Strange Ways...I Wont Give Away The Story Just Incase You Haven't Yet Seen It But I Loved It! It Was Really Funny And Girly Yet Suitable For Men. The Ending Was Very Entertaining- A Must See!!!!

Gem

This film was sooo bad and pradictable.......but I absolutely LOVED IT!!!!! It certainly won't be going in to my all time classic faves, but it made me giggle at its silliness. It has nothing politically useful to say or contained any deep, thought-provoking messages but it provided me with a little escapism, which is sometimes nice after a hard-days work when you need to chill!

Gem

This film was sooo bad and pradictable.......but I absolutely LOVED IT!!!!! It certainly won't be going in to my all time classic faves, but it made me giggle at its silliness. It has nothing politically useful to say or contained any deep, thought-provoking messages but it provided me with a little escapism, which is sometimes nice after a hard-days work when you need to chill!

Oly24

Predictable dribble, in an un-original format. The worst film i have seen for a while, but my girlfriend though it was okay. P.S. i don't hate all chick-flicks, just this one and that one with reece witherspoon as a ghost

usman khawaja

JANE UNDONE BY 2 TARZANS It is relly pathetic to see how awful american leading men have become as they cannot even support an ocassional good actress when she happens to stumble into the vulgarity of american cinema,and indeed heigl is a gem but both kevin and george are listless ,entirely devoid of a persona ,male puppies who definitely deserve not to add to the miseries of human race by procreating with even tess ,another bimbo wandering in this brainless script in the annals of manhattan . jane loves george who loves tess and tess loves hamburgers and everyone loves kevin except jane ,but the catch is kevin loves jane. this is the greek master comedy ala aritophanes , inspired from shakespeare or whoever was writing it on toilet paper in hollywood and then forgot to flush it down the drain .peadiatric gags and senile dialogues make up the first half ,when tess as the protected little sister, returns as a super-trash model from MILAN[yes the european fashion capital ] ,she wears the worst YELLOW SEQUINED DRESS i have ever seen and even a street walker in montparnasse or montmartre will not be caught dead in it -let alone milan ,yet she falls or rather george falls for her in a moronic love at first sight sequence . heigl is 30 something but behaves like a teen in love with her boss-played by the awful marsden - and the best scene is where she is slapped by her best friend ,who like me could not decipher why she liked that average ,fat rugby type non-actor with an infuriating voice . but wait tess is the worst prototype of marilyn-godie hawn blonde bimbos ,but even she is better then kevin ,our knight in shining armour who discovers and rescues both heigls leggy beauty and her 27 trashy dresses which were better then the slutty yellow dress tess wore , there are more then 27 reasons not to see this trash ,but only one to go for it and one is jane-heigl ,who is superb and please can she sign a good script,she called aptow a chauvinist for portraying her as a female shrew in KNOCKED UP,sorry heigl you are a desirable female but please stop being manipulative and uptight for you will make it but you need better leading men then these and you need to read the script before you sign on, i really was disgusted when she shagged kevin in a cheap second hand car in the middle of nowhere after a seriously bad songover karioke in the throes of alcohol , that just showed how bankrupt the script writer was ,but the final slide show which looked like tess was a monster come out of cloverfield with her eurotrash friends,steak smeared oral cavity and dog hater monster was totally over the top subtlety is indeed dead as is tastefulness in american cinema.heigl please wake up baby ,you are not american trash and stop being part of that unlimited waste dump . she has a quality about her like natalie portman,ricci and keri from waitress ,still way to go before she becomes a kate hudson or a diaz

bobby shannon mcflabby

This was the worst film eva!!!!! I ABSOLUTLY ADORED IT!!!!!!!!!It was RUBBISH!!!!I would say it is not the best film to watch that is y i gave it a 6 full marks!!!!! BRAVA!!!!!!!!I AM NEVA COMIN TO THIS CINEMA AGAIN SEE U NEXT SATURDAY

bobby shannon mcflabby

This was the worst film eva!!!!! I ABSOLUTLY ADORED IT!!!!!!!!!It was RUBBISH!!!!I would say it is not the best film to watch that is y i gave it a 6 full marks!!!!! BRAVA!!!!!!!!I AM NEVA COMIN TO THIS CINEMA AGAIN SEE U NEXT SATURDAY

Dave

I thought this film was good, sad from begining to end with some funny parts. overall it was good. recomend it!

leanne

I went to watch the film last week with my boyfriend, its a really good film i right enjoyed it, i don't think my boyfriend enjoyed it thow.lol

PICKLE

I thought it was brill and those people who said it was rubbish u probably havent even watched it seriosly it was great

PICKLE

I thought it was brill and those people who said it was rubbish u probably havent even watched it seriosly it was great

orin

i think 27 dresses is real good and that it is one of the best films i have ever sar.you have got to see it when you go to the picters.

orin

i think 27 dresses is real good and that it is one of the best films i have ever sar.you have got to see it when you go to the picters.

Marissa

Utterly predictable. Cringingly not funny. Uses every cliché known to lazy scriptwriters. I'm sure I came out more stupid than I went in.

Rach

really good i would recommend it to anyone who luvs fashion !!!

iain

I went along with my girlfriend to see this, and i must say i found it quite enjoyable. it's a typical rom com ,with a predictable storyline, but the film has plenty of enjoyable moments especially those involving the beautiful katherine heigl who puts in a fine performance. would definitely recommend going along to see this as although it's not a classic, it's an enjoyable couple of hours.

Bethy

I thought this film was good, not complicated and girly. How can you write a review about a film that you havnt seen ?? What do you base it on its trailers ??

Jess

I really enjoyed this film, I took my mum as part of her "birthday weekend" and we both thought it was great! It's not complicated, it's not deep but it's fun and girly and I loved it. And the people who rate films without actually seeing them or who rate them low because they want to tell us they're GOING to go watch them obviously don't quite grasp the concept of a REVIEW.

arielle

This movie was one of the best I have seen in a long time and no one will tell me otherwise. For people who hate this movie try making a movie yourself

arielle

This movie was one of the best I have seen in a long time and no one will tell me otherwise. For people who hate this movie try making a movie yourself

Mary

First off, I must echo the outcries of previous commenters regarding the ridiculous "double chin" statement. Katherine Heigl is thin and gorgeous! The movie is not great--your typical formulaic romantic comedy--but there are some laughs. I'd suggest you see it if you just want some mindless fun, but don't expect anything mindblowing.

Rick

Sometimes a movie need not be a life changing experience to be good. Simple romantic comedies, dramas, or even action films can be entertaining. And this movie was not bad at all. Maybe you're not getting any that's why you don't enjoy anything. Go to Iraq, maybe you'll appreciate life's little things more.

amta

honestly, why don't you just go eat a tub of ben and jerry;s? you're obviously jealous of the gorgeous actress and should be ashamed of yourself. you must be a real jealous fatty. with people like you around its no wonder this world is screwed up.

amta

honestly, why don't you just go eat a tub of ben and jerry;s? you're obviously jealous of the gorgeous actress and should be ashamed of yourself. you must be a real jealous fatty. with people like you around its no wonder this world is screwed up.