27 Dresses - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

27 Dresses Reviews

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April 25, 2018
27 Dresses is a romantic comedy that was first released on January 10, 2008 in Australia before it reached American theaters on January 18. Katherine Heigl stars as Jane Nichols and Anne Fletcher directs this quirky comedy in which Jane is a hard-working wedding planner that is altruistically always a bridesmaid, and never a bride. This movie is comparable to The Devil Wears Prada, a movie with a similar relatable main character whom the audience watches fumbling through love and trying to balance it with her career.
27 Dresses has a sub-genre of feminism in that Jane is seen sacrificing her own desires for her sister (Malin Akerman) who steals the man Jane is in love with. As mentioned earlier, Jane is a hard-working woman who puts her job and family first while not swooning to the beautiful man who is actively pursuing her. The script is teeming with witty comebacks and the awkward yet relatable moments classic to any romantic comedy. It is relatable to most women who feel that they are consistently expected to put other's needs before their own while also attempting to be successful in the workplace. The cinematography was conducted by Peter James who has worked on many similar movies which are similar genres. With the interactions between the actors being the main focus and not the art of the film itself, Peter James does well to use primarily wide shots and simple filming to convey a positive mood to the film.
With an initial rating on Rotten Tomatoes of 41%, the movie tends to polarize viewers. Although the script, cinematography, and soundtrack, all follow the basic romantic comedy formula and do not break any rules, the performance of actors and provocative scenes make the movie a favorite for many viewers. What sets 27 Dresses apart from other romantic comedies are the memorable scenes that most women and girls would dream of having with their prospective other. The initial tension and disagreements between Jane and Kevin and the moments that bring them together are alluring, hilarious and idealistically relatable. I would highly recommend this movie if you are a girl looking for an easy watch with attractive actors and heartwarming moments.
February 5, 2018
A mediocre rom-com with few redeeming qualities. The character conflicts feel forced and character actions seem difficult to believe. A disappointment all around.
September 4, 2017
It sucks, but I love it.
August 22, 2017
This movie wasn't well received by the critics, but I thought it had a bit of charm to it. Katherine Heigl isn't my favorite actress, but she did manage to make me laugh quite a few times during this movie. I do think that this movie was a bit longer than it needed to be, and there are a few dry moments. Overall, I think it is worth one date night viewing.
July 31, 2017
Cute chick flick. Not the best by any stretch of the means.
June 20, 2017
You're all a bunch of haters!! This was a cute chick flick with a cute ending! Loved it!!
May 25, 2017
An average but tolerable chick flick. (First and only viewing - In my mid-twenties)
½ May 22, 2017
Boring, annoying, and cliched, but not bad enough to hate. Just really stupid with horribly written characters and a ridiculous premise. It was just so small and insignificant that I didn't care about any of the characters. Also the acting was subpar. I kind of liked James Marsden though. Romantic comedy without the romance or the comedy. Also pointless and predictable. Luckily I'll forget this movie by tomorrow.
April 1, 2017
enjoyable and funny. great for those girls/women who feel awkward.
March 11, 2017
Definitely a chick flick. Also, it deserves better than what the rotten tomatoes "critics consensus" snots gave it. Katherine Heigl is a talented actress. She performed well in this flick. Overall entertaining. I enjoyed it, but a typical woman would rate it higher.
February 2, 2017
It's good movie to watch
December 24, 2016
This movie was just ok. No real laugh out loud moments. The funniest parts are in the trailer for the movie. It was really too long, and just not all that funny.
½ November 25, 2016
Very romantic and funny. Loved it.
½ October 8, 2016
Katherine Heigl and James Marsden star in 27 Dresses. Heigl is Jane, a girl who always a bridesmaid, but never a bride. This is the case so much so that she even attends two different weddings at one night, going back and forth between the two. In the process of this, she is noticed by Kevin (Marsden) and cannot believe she is able to handle and plan this turn of events.

Jane is always up for helping her friends and plan their weddings, that she has little time for herself. She works for a wonderful boss George (Ed Burns) and is in love with him, but is afraid to tell him how she feels. Right when she is on the verge of telling him, her sister Tess (Malin Akerman) comes in and steals her moment, and the two begin dating. A good portion of the film continues with them dating, as Jane continues to pretend she is alright with it. Kevin is shadowing the events of the whole wedding as he is writing a story about Jane being a bridesmaid unknown to anyone. What bothers Jane the most is her sister Tess is not even being true to herself, and simply trying to impress George.

Heigl was surprisingly good as Jane as she goes through a roller coaster of emotions. You feel her uneasiness of the awkward situations she is, but still feel for her as she does her best to support her loved ones. The film breaks the Hollywood mold of love at first sight, as the audience knows that Heigl and Marsden will wind up together, but goes through an interesting path for her to realize this. The film has a few hokey moments, but has many realistic interactions between characters that are well written. Jane is certainly relatable, and there are quite of people who know people that are selfish and thoughtless like Tess, or against the ideals of marriage such as Marsden. The theme of the 27 dresses really permeates through the film and it advances the plot and brings the film to closure rather than just being a simple title. There is a great scene where Heigl goes through and models a good portion of the 27, which really connects Kevin and Jane. A few moments in the film have you wondering how Heigl has so many friends all of which seem to want to be in her wedding. These women are hardly seen, nor do they interact, but this inclusion could have also seriously bogged down the story and pacing of the film. The film is not a movie that will make you laugh out loud, cry or feel any intense emotion, but it's a good movie.

- 10.08.2016
October 1, 2016
This is good and certainly interesting movie to have been made by director Anne Fletcher but she does a good job in charge of the production, as this romantic comedy stars Katherine Heigl as Jane, an amateur wedding planner who hopes to be the blushing bride one day, until her ditzy sister (Malin Akerman) steals her man.

Heigl suits the role of Jane well as she has worn 27 different outfits for 27 different weddings, something of which will never happen in real-life, and she is quite annoyed and angered that her sibling has stolen the man she secretly loves.

Akerman gives a good performance as her sister but Heigl is the better of the two, while there is good support to be had from Edward Burns in his role as the man who Akerman marries, while James Marsden is good as the reporter who has his eyes set on Heigl - but she doesn't know it.

The direction from Fletcher is good as the pace does not slow down, and the script is well written by Aline Brosh McKenna as there are good laughs to be had.

Overall, this is one enjoyable and respectable film with the two leads good and the narrative is definitely there.
September 26, 2016
Love James Marsden in this movie. They work really well together. Great casting.
½ September 5, 2016
As formulaic and predictable as this chic flick is, it was thoroughly enjoyable. Makes you wonder why Kathryn Heigl isn't cast anymore because she's wonderful.
July 24, 2016
7/23/2016: Not a bad movie actually. Heigl was beautiful and very likable along with the test of the cast.
June 7, 2016
It's a fantasy/delusional love story. It has flaws and some good moments. It's not even close to perfect. But like the wedding, who's gonna say it's unpleasant? ___[ C+ ]
½ April 24, 2016
Predictable and uses that classic guy-uses-stalker-tactics-to-get-the-girl trope. It must have had something going for it though - it did keep me watching until the end.
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