1h 47min | Romantic Comedy | Release Date: 22.02.2008
Katherine Heigl, who got “Knocked Up” in the hit motion picture comedy from Judd Apatow, and nabbed an Emmy® for her starring role as a surgical resident in “Grey’s Anatomy,” is always a bridesmaid but never a bride in the romantic comedy 27 DRESSES. From the screenwriter of “The Devil Wears Prada,” 27 DRESSES centers on Jane (Heigl), an idealistic, romantic and completely selfless woman… a perennial bridal attendant whose own happy ending is nowhere in sight. But when younger sister Tess (Malin Akerman) captures the heart of Jane’s boss – with whom she is secretly in love – Jane begins to reexamine her “always-a-bridesmaid….” lifestyle.
Jane has always been good at taking care of others, but not so much in looking after herself. Her entire life has been about making people happy – and she has a closet full of 27 bridesmaid dresses to prove it. One memorable evening, Jane manages to shuttle between wedding receptions in Manhattan and Brooklyn, a feat witnessed by Kevin (James Marsden), a newspaper reporter who realizes that a story about this wedding junkie is his ticket off the newspaper’s bridal beat.
Jane finds Kevin’s cynicism counter to everything she holds dear – namely weddings, and the two lock horns. Further complicating Jane’s once perfectly-ordered life is the arrival of younger sister Tess (Malin Akerman). Tess immediately captures the heart of Jane’s boss, George (Edward Burns). Tess enlists her always-accommodating sister to plan yet another wedding – Tess and George’s – but Jane’s feelings for him lead to shocking revelations… and maybe the beginning of a new life.