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

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Perennial bridesmaid Jane (Katherine Heigl) always puts the needs of others before her own, making her the go-to gal whenever someone needs help with wedding plans. So when Jane's younger sister Tess (Malin Akerman) snags the man (Edward Burns) Jane secretly loves, Jane finds herself questioning her role as a wedding junkie for the first time in her life. Meanwhile, a handsome reporter (James Marsden) sees Jane's unusual story as his ticket off the bridal beat.

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Critic Reviews for 27 Dresses

All Critics (153) | Top Critics (50) | Fresh (62) | Rotten (91)

  • The film is yawningly predictable...

    January 29, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/5
  • Writer Aline Brosh McKenna's latest effort instructs women to be doormats for men who treat them like crap, because heaven forbid they wind up never getting married.

    May 1, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • The redeeming thing - and it's really all in Heigl's performance - is that Jane knows she's a silly cliché, and spends most of the movie inwardly wincing at her own haplessness.

    March 28, 2008 | Full Review…
  • What a maddening waste of Katherine Heigl this insipid romantic comedy is.

    March 28, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

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

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  • 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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