Monday, August 6, 2012

Review: 27 Dresses

Director: Anne Fletcher

Starring: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden

Year: 2008

Genre: Romance/Comedy

Rated: PG-13

Length: 111 min.

IMDB Summary: After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with.

This romantic comedy is a must-see. Heigl and Marsden have instant chemistry onscreen, portraying characters that are at first repelled by one another. The secondary characters add life to the plot, drawing out different aspects of the leads' personalities. Despite familiar chick flick aspects of dresses, parties and love triangles, 27 Dresses surpasses the typical chick flick with its remarkable acting and directing. Also, I appreciated the use of situational humor and personality clashes, as opposed to total reliance on crude jokes, to elicit laughter. Fun, lighthearted and hilarious, 27 Dresses puts a modern, refreshing spin on the classic attributes of romantic comedy.

For Parents:
Some sexual innuendo and language

My Rating:

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