27 Dresses (2008)


Critic Consensus: 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.

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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 (38)

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

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

27 Dresses is so flimsy it gives froth a bad name.

Jan 23, 2008 | Rating: 2/4

Katherine Heigl carries 27 Dresses when all else fails, which it does with great regularity.

Jan 23, 2008 | Full Review…

Talk about setting the woman's movement back by about a half-century.

Jan 22, 2008

Audience Reviews for 27 Dresses

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 roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer


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 Perry
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

She's about to find the perfect fit. Saw it again! It was fun and entertaining. I'm one of the few guys in this world that like chick flicks so that's why I liked it. Nice cast Two things about Jane: she never says no to her friends (she's been a bridesmaid 27 times and selflessly plans friends' weddings), and she's in love with her boss, George, nurturing dreams of a lovely, romantic wedding of her own. She meets Kevin, a cynical writer who finds her attractive, and that same week her flirtatious younger sister Tess comes to town. Jane silently watches George fall for Tess, a manipulative pretender. Worse, Jane may be called upon to plan their wedding. Meanwhile, Kevin tries to get Jane's attention and has an idea that may advance his career. Can Jane uncork her feelings?

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

Really funny film and a great romantic comedy!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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