27 Dresses (2008)

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27 Dresses: Directed by Anne Fletcher. With Brian Kerwin, Charli Barcena, Peyton List, Jane Pfitsch. After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister’s side as her sibling marries the man she’s secretly in love with.

“Although this movie is a bit typical, itu0026#39;s still a breezy, light hearted romp, which is all it appears to be trying to do. Itu0026#39;s got formulaic construction familiar in romantic comedies, yet it knows itu0026#39;s just harmless fluff and doesnu0026#39;t try to be anything more.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eKathryn Heigl is certainly the strength of the film, with an exuberant approach to her u0026quot;hopeless romanticu0026quot; always the bridesmaid character who longs for that special day of her own. The performance is playful and silly when needed, and sweetly honest in the more serious moments. The rest of the cast are all good, too; the personality collisions of various characters are usually well done. The sight gags involving the dresses are clever, and the story runs its course effectively.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThere are weaknesses, such as the ugly, mean spirited, and out-of-place slide show sequence. The script could have accomplished the point which is made there in some better way.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLight popcorn fun. Like fast food, it probably wonu0026#39;t stick with you for long, but itu0026#39;s good for some entertaining silliness. One thing Iu0026#39;m still wondering: how much would scuba-gear set back the wedding party members?”


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