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Is the 28th time the charm?

Movie review: "27 Dresses"

Movie review: "27 Dresses"

January 22, 2008|By ARLENE RIVERA / Pulse Correspondent

In "27 Dresses," a 27-time bridesmaid, Jane (Katherine Heigl), seems incapable of becoming of bride. Jane's friends get married before her. Even her younger sister, Tess (Malin Akerman), gets engaged before her.

And when Tess asks Jane to be her maid of honor, this puts Jane in a difficult position. Tess's fiancée is Jane's secret love, George (Edward Burns).

While helping with Tess's wedding plans, Jane meets Kevin (James Marsden), writer for the Commitments section of the New York Journal. The acquaintance leads to several entertaining arguments between Kevin and Jane. While Kevin is cynical about marriage, Jane is romantic.

The dialogue between these two characters is witty, quick-paced, and immensely amusing. During one of their arguments, Jane models all of her bridesmaid's dresses. The 27 dresses represent virtually every color scheme or theme wedding imaginable, and one cannot help laugh at how ridiculous they appear.

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Every actor seems perfectly cast for their role. Overall, the plot of the movie reaches equilibrium between a romance and comedy.

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