Sunday, January 20, 2008

27 Dresses

I was clearly not the target audience for this movie, so I suppose I shouldn't judge it too harshly. It's generic romantic comedy, and it doesn't try to be anything more than that. 27 Dresses essentially rehashes the same story we've all seen a thousand times before.

Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, Grey's Anatomy) stars as Jane, perennial bridesmaid- 27 times to be exact. She's settled into a nice routine 0f romantic denial until her 28th wedding- her younger sister's (Malin Akerman). She is marrying George (Edward Burns), Jane's boss and the man she's secretly in love with. So now Jane has to help plan the wedding between her sister and the man she's in love with. Sound like any other movie you've ever seen? Maybe a mediocre Jeniffer Lopez comedy? This time however, another wrench is thrown into the machine. Kevin (James Marsden) a cynical wedding journalist forms an unlikely relationship with Jane which causes her to doubt her role perpetually playing second fiddle.

This movie was completely phoned in. I didn't feel any chemistry between any of the characters. I didn't even find myself carrying about any of the characters. All they did was whine, and moan, and overreact to everything. And a scene with Jane and Kevin butchering the lyrics to Bennie and the Jets in bar was not charming- it was just painful. There's not much to say about this movie. No aspect of it was memorable- even among romantic comedies. It makes me wonder if you can't bring something new to a story, why even attempt it?


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