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|As of May 22, 2013|
The basic premise of the movie is that Jane (Heigl) is and always has been there for everyone, including being a bridesmaid 27 times. She never says no or puts herself first which is also part of the reason she does so well at her job as a personal assistant. The other part is, she’s madly but secretly in love with her boss George (Ed Burns). We get the sense early on that she is never going to get a chance with him only to have it later confirmed when her kid sister Tess (Malin.Akerman) comes to town and becomes the object of his desire. Jane later has to plan the wedding for her self indulgent little sister to the man she loves. On top of that she has to deal with a cynical wedding reporter (yup, guess there is such a thing) Kevin (James Marsden) whom is around to do a story about her sister’s wedding.
The director, Anne Fletcher whom has mostly done choreography, does an admirable job in only her second directing situation. There are a few too many clichés thrown in and a couple of performances that were less than inspiring. The worst of all coming from Ed Burns, whom I like as a writer, director and actor, but was just flat out, dull in this role. Fletcher did get a rather good performance out of Marsden and made sure that Heigl was the focus thus managing to keep my interest throughout.
Katherine Heigl just seems to get "it". You do not get the sense that she just comes to set everyday, reads some lines she memorized on the ride to the set and then leaves. Instead, you feel as though she takes ownership of the character, sees how she can relate to it, and finds ways to mix in her own personality to liven it up while also giving it a genuine quality. I recommend 27 Dresses not only because of Heigl, but mostly.
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