27 Dresses

DVD review from The Movie Snob

27 Dresses (C). A surprisingly high number of recognizable faces show up in this by-the-numbers romantic comedy. Jane (Katherine Heigl, Knocked Up) loves weddings, which is a good thing because she has been a bridesmaid 27 times. She’s also in love with her boss George (Edward Burns, She’s the One). But her kid sister Tess (Malin Akerman, Watchmen) swoops in and sinks her claws into George, while simultaneously Kevin (James Marsden, X Men), a newspaper wedding columnist, starts getting into Jane’s head. Two musical montages and one horrible barroom rendition of “Bennie and the Jets” later, we finally get to see who ends up with whom. On the whole, the movie is not horrible, but it’s not great either, and it is definitely a tad too long. Moreover, the terrific Judy Greer (Elizabethtown) is criminally underused as Jane’s best friend. See it if you must. You’ve been warned.

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