27 Dresses

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The filmmakers perfectly follow the well-worn romantic comedy formula, rendering 27 Dresses clichéd and mostly forgettable.

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Jane is 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.

Cast

Krysten Ritter
as Gina the Goth
Jennifer Lim
as Bridal Salesgirl No. 1
Danielle Skraastad
as Bride Suzanne
Anne Fletcher
as Rude Taxi Stealer
Marilyn L. Costello
as Bride Suzanne's Minister
Michael Ziegfeld
as Taxi Driver Khaleel
Yetta Gottesman
as Hip Bridesmaid
Erin Fogel
as Shari Rabinowitz
Laksh Singh
as Hindu Priest
Bryan Radtke
as Florist Delivery Guy
Lynne Matthew
as Animal Shelter Worker
Robert Clohessy
as Dive Bartender
Alyssa Bresnahan
as Diner Waitress
Ellen H. Schwartz
as Diner Waitress #2
Thaddeus Daniels
as Jane's Neighbor
Jennifer Bassey
as Jane's Aunt
Josh Casaubon
as Mill's Tavern Caterer
Alexa Havins
as Boat Bride
Richard O'Rourke
as Jane's Minister
Charli Barcena
as Young Tess
Peyton List (II)
as Young Jane
Alexa Gerasimovich
as Flower Girl
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All Critics (151) | Top Critics (41) | Fresh (61) | Rotten (90)

  • What a maddening waste of Katherine Heigl this insipid romantic comedy is.

    Mar 28, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • The story requires an antagonist, so Jane's sister is painted as a monster for most of the film. At the end, however, she is reshaped as Jane's close friend and confidante. The film's credibility crumbles like stale wedding cake.

    Mar 28, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Mar 27, 2008 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • A talented star is let down by a listless genre.

    Mar 27, 2008 | Full Review…
  • The humour's lively and just irreverent enough to make you laugh without offending your mum.

    Mar 25, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

    BBC.com
    Top Critic
  • Another insult written and directed by women who deserve to be strung up by bridal veils

    Jan 29, 2008 | Rating: D- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 27 Dresses

  • Sep 22, 2013
    27 Dresses is a pointless, overdone, clichéd and predictable mess of a movie. I really hated the film, and thought it was a pointless affair that just relied on a poorly written script that doesn't offer anything entertaining or fun for the viewer. This is the type of film that relies on a strained, overdone formula, thus it suffers from start to finish. 27 Dresses just fails in terms of a comedy and is a painful movie, even by Rom-com standards. If you're looking for a fun, and entertaining genre comedy, watch Bridesmaids instead. This is just a film to be avoided and it just ends up being one of those pictures that was made to make a lot of money without thinking twice about creating worth seeing. In terms of talent, the cast is horrible, and none bring anything that can salvage this train wreck of a film. This is not worth your time, and if you're looking for a good rom-com, you won't find it. The film just fails on every single front, and it joins the long list of stupid genre comedies that ultimately fail to bring anything worthwhile to the genre. Avoid 27 Dresses, you'll be glad you did, it is a poorly constructed film that just doesn't satisfy the viewer. Even the target audience will surely think that this film is horrible and a dull, boring clichéd affair that really fails in terms of entertainment. Katherine Heigl is a horrible actress and should just quit acting. I find her really bland and quite frankly a forgettable actress. Her work will most likely be forgotten in another decade and she has no screen presence or acting ability. 27 Dresses is a film that should be avoided.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2011
    Very watchable somehow. Katherine Heigl shows some acting strength here.
    Nay Nay B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2011
    Two and a half stars is not a great rating, by any stretch, but I should note that I enjoyed this movie more than expected. I credit a lot of it to James Marsden. What was hard for me was believing in Katherine Heigl. The hardest part of acting is acting naturally, and I don't think there's anything natural about her whatsoever. I felt the same way about Malin Akerman. I could see them both acting. The story, however, is strong and the dialogue isn't too corny, and aside from the irrecoverable time spent on a Benny and the Jets singalong, it's a watchable movie. Not one I'll see again, but something guys can deal with when it's their girlfriends' turn to choose...
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Jun 24, 2011
    Really funny film and a great romantic comedy!
    Bethany M Super Reviewer

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