Katherine Heigl stars as Jane, a selfless woman who’s been a happy, helpful bridesmaid 27 times. But her own wedding seems to be nowhere in sight, until younger sister Tess (Malin Akerman) captures the heart of Jane’s boss (Edward Burns) — with whom she’s secretly in love — inspiring Jane to change her “always a bridesmaid” destiny.
**The Wedding Party Featurette
**You'll Never Wear That Again Featurette
**The Running of the Brides Featurette
**Jane's World Featurette
Cast & Crew
hops along merrily enough thanks to an engaging turn from Heigl, who's nailed the unusually-pretty-girl-next-door act while embracing physical and risque comedy.
Certainly Heigl fares better in less formulaic fare, such as Judd Apatow's irreverent Knocked Up, but she does raise the level of this chick flick from bland to mildly entertaining.
It's not one for the ages, but this comedy about the 'perpetual bridesmaid' suggests a romantic marriage between star and audience that could last and last.
The romantic comedy 27 Dresses provides [Heigl] with a chance to flex her comedic muscles, and her whip-smart delivery and timing are an indication that we may at last have a worthy heroine for the otherwise shaky future of romcom.
Katherine Heigl is a movie star. Even in a fluffy romantic comedy like 27 Dresses, she lights up the screen.
Sorry, Sandra. Too bad, Meg. The mantle of movie cute queen has just been passed to Katherine Heigl, starring as the romantically challenged New Yorker of 27 Dresses.