Well, meet Jane Nicholson.
In the movie 27 Dresses, Katherine Heigl portrays a young woman who has been a bridesmaid no less than 27 times. Jane’s agenda is filled with appointments she has to make and weddings she has to turn up for. She’s always wanted to have her own happy ending, living out the happy life that the articles in the wedding section of the newspaper dictate. However, she never seems to have the time. Kind and compassionate, Jane never seems to say ‘no’ to other people, until two things happen, which change the course of her life.
Firstly, her younger sister Tess (Malin Akerman) arrives from overseas and falls in love with Jane’s boss, George (Edward Burns), whom she meets at Jane’s work party. Jane isn’t too pleased about this, particularly since she’s harboured a crush on George for years. Jealousy grows when Jane feels that Tess gets her own way all the time- especially when George proposes to Tess, who has been feeding him lies about herself to make him love her better.
Then, Jane meets Kevin Doyle (James Marsden), a wedding critic who slowly teaches Jane how to say ‘no’ and stand up for herself. However, their slowly growing friendship is shattered when Jane learns that not only is Kevin writes her favourite, romantic wedding articles under a pseudo name Malcolm, he has also written an article about her being a bridesmaid 27 times, which appears on the front page of the Sunday newspapers.
After causing Tess’s and George’s upcoming nuptials to break off by spilling the beans about Tess, Jane slowly begins to self-reflect, and discover that maybe it wasn’t the right thing to do. As her best friend Casey said, “If it was the right thing to do, you’d feel better right now”, and miserable Jane opens her eyes to the fact that maybe it wasn’t George she was in love with all along.
In the end, Jane finds her perfect happy ending. This romantic comedy scores with a stellar cast who deliver their lines with talent. You will find yourself laughing to the witty one-liners which are dealt out expertly, and going along with Jane as she tumbles along in her fairy tale. This movie is one of my absolute favourites. To end this off, I’ll quote Kevin on this humorous statement:
“Love is patient, love is kind, love means slowly going out of your mind.”
Cast information taken from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988595/.
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