27 Dresses

  • 12
  • Anne Fletcher (2008)
  • US
  • 106 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

In this fluffy, New York-set romantic comedy, Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up) plays a woman who is always the bridesmaid, never the bride - and she has 27 bridesmaid dresses in her wardrobe to prove it. Her story attracts the attention of newspaper wedding columnist James Marsden. He falls for Heigl, but she only has eyes for her oddly oblivious boss, Edward Burns, whose interest lies with her sister, Malin Akerman. This being Hollywood, of course, there are no prizes for guessing how these issues are resolved. The target audience for Anne Fletcher's film is unashamedly feminine and it duly delivers no surprises - yet there is something oddly reassuring about that. It's like the cinematic equivalent of an old comfort blanket.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy starring Katherine Heigl, Malin Akerman and James Marsden. Jane Nichols is the best friend a girl could have; not only is she willing to serve as bridesmaid (and has 27 dresses to prove it), but will also help organise the wedding. Then the possibility of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with prompts the perennial wallflower to take stock of her life.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jane Nichols
Katherine Heigl
Kevin Doyle
James Marsden
Tess
Malin Akerman
Casey
Judy Greer
Maureen
Melora Hardin
Hal
Brian Kerwin
Trent
Maulik Pancholy
Gina the goth
Krysten Ritter
George
Edward Burns
Young Tess
Charli Barcena
Young Jane
Peyton List
Boat bride
Alexa Havins

Crew

Director
Anne Fletcher

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
20th Century Fox
Guidance: 
Sexual references, edited for language.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 28 Mar 2008
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent
Categories
Comedy
Drama