January 26, 2008

27 Dresses

Ever since I heard about this movie a few months ago, I've been waiting in great anticipation to see it. After all, this is probably one of the few chick flicks coming out... since Knocked Up!
Just the name 27 Dresses is a selling point for me. And this cute poster with mention of "Devil Wears Prada" helps too! The actual plot is about how Jane (Katherine Heigl) is a professional bridesmaid, who has willingly donned on some pretty horrible dresses in order to "be there" for her friends on their special day.
In fact, she has 27 of them. Usually I'm quite envious of people's overflowing wardrobes in movies (think Clueless), but I think I'll make an exception in this case....
The story revolves around how Jane's sister, Tess (Malin Akerman) comes into town and falls in love with Jane's boss George- who Jane happens to be in love with for a loooong time! I thought it was quite amazing how they managed to make Katherine Heigl (whom I always thought looked quite pretty in Grey's Anatomy) look like the "plain Jane" in this movie compared to Tess.
During that time, Jane also meets Kevin (James Marsden!) the wedding journalist for the New York Journal- and the chick flick romance begins.
I've loved James Marsden since his appearance in Ally McBeal many years ago (where he sang Frank Sinatra...sigh!) and his recent Prince charming role in Enchanted was not bad either (if a bit dumbed down). But I LOVE LOVE LOVE his look here. While in his other roles, he'd always had that clean, preppy pretty boy look, his role in this movie as a journalist is ruggedly handsome and charming...sigh............ :)

Over all I liked the movie. I love weddings. I love chick flick happy endings. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE James Marsden. It was just the light hearted fun movie I was looking for. I know that many reviews have found this movie to be sexist because it portrays getting married as the life goal of women, but personally I think that is just the opinion of the female lead here and everyone is entitled to their own opinions and so its not reflective of a whole gender. What did everyone else think?

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27 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG I can't wait to see it I love james marsden too. ooo i'm soo excited

1/28/2008 12:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved it too! A handsome actor, pretty actresses, weddings, lovely clothes (I loved all of Katherine Heigl everyday outfits), what's not to love?!

1/28/2008 2:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was very resistant to watching it, but my mom got me to watch the first half. From what I saw, I thought it was okay, not as bad as I expected it to be...

1/28/2008 3:06 AM  
Blogger alis said...

I had no idea about the plot, now that you posted about it I'm very disappointed that the 27 dresses are actually ugly! I was hoping for some fashion inspiration. Still will watch it for the romantic side of it though :)

1/28/2008 6:56 AM  
Blogger Harrods Girl said...

Ooo, it actually sounds fun to watch! I hope it's available next time I'm on a plane...

1/28/2008 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Becs. said...

I saw such a bad review but convinced my mom to go see it with me at the theatres and EEeeee it was sooo good! I love any type of chick click but this one was just exceptionally adorable...weddings...sighhh...

1/28/2008 10:40 AM  
Anonymous Lina said...

Loved this movie so much! Especially when James spoke about his favorite moment in weddings.. *melts* He's perfection!

1/28/2008 12:09 PM  
Blogger krystle said...

i thought the movie could have been better. the plot didnt expand all too much for me

but i do LOVE LOVE LOVE (as you said) James Marsden..he is a bowl of yumminess.

and katerine is a fabulous actress as well.

1/28/2008 3:42 PM  
Blogger Juliet said...

oh, I wish I could see more movies! it sounds like great idea.

juliet xxx

1/29/2008 12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Katherine Heigl is a fat, well-built bitch who can't act and thinks she's worth more than she is. Next.

1/29/2008 4:22 AM  
Blogger Knikki said...

Someone's jealous.

Haven't seen the movie yet. Might be a good movie to see when I'm sitting at home in my robe late one night with a bucket of ice cream. LOL

<3 Knikki

1/29/2008 4:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a female executive, successful on my own, married but definitely not because I thought this should be my main goal in life, I completely agree with you.

It's a light hearted movie and I don't think it is demeaning to women at all.

1/29/2008 4:54 AM  
Blogger Oyinkan said...

I love James and i think finally I think he's getting to play the guy who wins not 2nd best i.e. superman, the notebook, etc

1/29/2008 7:27 AM  
Blogger Livi said...

Katherine Heigl is an amazing actress! I love her in Grey's Anatomy and definitely Knocked Up! I can't wait to see this movie, it's not out here until Valentines day so i can't wait !

1/29/2008 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

Knocked Up didn't really seem like a chick flick to me.

1/30/2008 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it was hilarious.
Wasn't expecting it to be so funny.
I was laughing through the entire movie!

2/10/2008 12:36 PM  
OpenID shessofunny86 said...

i actually got bored, i didn't think it was that funny, some of the jokes were kinda lame, and the story line was predictable, and some parts were very random....i dunno..maybe its not for everyone....not as funny as devil wears prada......

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Blogger schwul-und-liberal said...

James Marsden - the hottest and cutest man alive!!!

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I just loved this movie, but I agree with you on the dresses. Most of them were just awful.

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