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Review: 27 Dresses

27 Dresses

First, let's get this out of the way:

(lyrics to "Bennie and the Jets")

I have yet to see one single thing Katherine Heigl has been in but she was pretty darn good in this movie. Funny, yet not over-the-top like she was trying too hard (ie: Kate Hudson). Honestly, how could you not like her? I could understand not liking her Carrie Underwood-look-alike sister, Tess (Malin Akerman (who wasn't half-bad herself)), but how could you not feel for Jane, as if this is the girl you can count on, your best friend that will be there for you on the biggest day of your life?

I have yet to see one single movie where James Marsden gets the girl. As the cynical Kevin (kudos for the name, btw) he covers weddings for the New York Journal, and when he meets Jane (who has been shuttling herself between two weddings in the same night) thinks she's the perfect subject-matter for an article that would get him out of writing for the Lifestyle section.

Naturally, hillarity ensues.

It has been awhile since I've laughed this much at a movie (I think Enchanted, also featuring James Marsden, was the last). This was a wonderfully written movie! Does anybody else think it was a very quotable movie? I should have written them down, but I only remember a couple of lines like "Tweedle-dee and Tweedle-drunk were bothering me," "Electric boobs?" and something Jane said to Tess after seeing what she did to their mother's wedding dress. I'm going to have to see it again to decide on a favorite moment, but the scene where he is walking back to the car with coffee got a pretty big laugh, and I gotta chuckle just thinking about the cab-driver in the beginning and the final cost of her fare ("You know what you did"). And it was great to see Judy Greer again as the heroine's quirky best-friend, a role she was fantastic as in 13 Going On 30 opposite Jennifer Garner.

While a few sections toward the ending weren't all that great, 27 Dresses was fun and earned its grade of B+.
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