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27 Dresses
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Directed By
Anne Fletcher

Written By:
Aline Brosh McKenna

Malin Akerman, Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Melora Hardin, Judy Greer, Edward Burns, Alexa Havins, Krysten Ritter, Maulik Pancholy, Chuck Slavin, Brian Kerwin, Peyton List, Alexa Gerasimovich, Kal Thompson, Terry Conforti, Roger Dillingham Jr., Allyssa Maurice, David Castro, Christopher Tranchina, Heath Stewart, Bern Cohen, Eliezer Meyer, Jason Anthony, Michael Kelly, Brian D. Evans, James Granville, Kevin Cirone, Edward Brady, Shaun Aponik, Thaddeus Daniels, Beth McIntosh, Michelle Glick, Nicole Wilson, David J. Garfield, Sarah Nicklin, Ron Simons, Stephen O'Neil Martin, Salvatore Santone, Josh Casaubon, Yetta Gottesman, Laksh Singh, Erin Fogel, Kathryn Weisbeck, Nicholas Jandl, Laksh Singh, Peter Nulton, Charlie Barcena, Jeff Lavender, John Collins Marshall, Jennifer Engle, Alecia Batson, Charli Barcena, Sujoy De

27 Dresses (2008)
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Movie Review by Zara
January 19th, 2008

It's decent.

I want to address that in our local newspaper, the ignorant movie person reviewing the film referred to Heigl as being the next Meg Ryan. I beg to disagree, and very strongly. Because even though she's doing rom-coms, it's going to take more to be considered American's next Sweetheart. Heigl is too tall, too rough around the edges, too snippy and has the undertone of mean that I don't quite understand. She plays a great bad girl (I still think of "Roswell" as being her best work) but just doesn't look bad enough for most execs, I guess.

She'd also do well if she were the seductress, since she's got that feeling of being the chick that would steal your guy. Meg never felt that way in any of her early films. She was just cute and cutesy (yes, those are two different things) and didn't take crap but didn't dish it out either.

I'll say that there are some good laughable moments in the flick, mostly from Judy Greer, in the role of the snarky best friend (Second only to Amy Adams, I wanted Greer to get a chance to break out). And James Marsden is adorable. He's the believable factor in the film. Because while it was nice to have Ed Burns play the boss that Heigl pines over be a nice guy instead of the stereotypical dick head, we're also coming to the verge of having too many anti-stereotypical nice guy characters now. I'd hate to see that become a cliche. It would have been better to play him out as too boring to be either mean or nice. But then people would wonder what she saw in him. As if it wouldn't make sense. Grr. Pay attention people!

The film can't choose its speed and ends up like a reception hall where people are dancing to crappy '70's disco just because that's what people are supposedly supposed to play at weddings. People flailing about, people avoid dancing, all that jazz. It's a tad stifling.

But my kid liked it a lot. Dog help me, I better not have a budding girlie girl on my hands.

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May 11, 2008 1:48 PM
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