Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy, Knocked Up) stars in 27 Dresses, a romantic comedy about a woman who is always the bridesmaid but longs to be the bride. The 27 dresses in the title refer to how many bridesmaids' dresses Jane (Heigl) has, each more hideous than the last. In fact later on in the film, there is a montage of all 27 dresses and the theme that each dress fit into. (On that note, I am so glad I’ll never have to be a bridesmaid. I either put on a nice suit or tuxedo and I’m good to go, not at the mercy/whim of the bride who might not have the same taste as me and thinks an absolutely horrible looking dress is beautiful.)
Jane is in love with her boss George (Ed Burns), who doesn’t know she exists, and when he laters meets her sister Tess, sparks fly from the get-go and they become engaged. Jane meets Kevin Doyle (James Marsden) at one of the weddings she attends. Kevin writes all the wedding announcements Jane loves in the Sunday paper and after she gets over hating him, he becomes the man of her dreams.
The movie is a bit formulaic including — girl in love with a guy who doesn’t realize she exists; the guy falling in love with the girl's sister or friend; and the girl meeting a guy who irritates her at first and then comes to find he’s everything she’s looking for. While watching the film with my wife I said it was a bit predictable, to which she replied, “Well it’s a formula movie”. I asked her, “Is that bad?” and she said, “Not necessarily if it’s done right”.
There are a number of extras on this DVD; however it’s lacking a commentary and I would have like to have heard Heigl’s, Burns' or Marsden’s thoughts. However it does contain: