27 Dresses (2008)
Tess: ...you would never hurt me. I'm your sister.
Jane: That was yesterday. Today you're just the bitch who broke my heart and cut up my mother's wedding dress.
It couldn't be that difficult,
seeing the quality of the genre. We need a man (James Marsden) and
a woman (Katherine Heigl) to fall in love. The man should have an
unscrupulous satyr for a best friend (Maulik Pancholy), and the
woman needs a mousy female companion (Judy Greer).
some flimsy pretext to move the story along. The film opens with a voiceover explaining the that the lead character, Jane, has an obsession with matrimony. The title, 27 Dresses, is in reference to the many
bridesmaid's dresses that she has accumulated over the years. Kevin is
is a writer for the style section of a major newspaper who
specializes in committment announcements. Jane secretly pines for her
boss, who is getting engaged TO HER SISTER. AWWW!
Heigl and Marsden have very nice on-screen chemistry, and the scene
where she tries on all of the dresses is precious (I'm a sucker for
clothing montages). Heigl is gorgeous and has great energy; Marsden is
cute in that smirky, attractive male lead sort of way. It is a nice
change from hating him as Cyclops in the X-Men movies. The reason I
watched it was because the screenplay was written by Aline Brosh
McKenna, who wrote the screenplay for The Devil Wears Prada, one of
my favorite movies.
The parts between the two leads are
enjoyable, the rest of the movie is deadly dull. The best dialogue
is in these scenes. In the end, it is slightly more than mediocre genre