27 Dresses
2008
Tired of being a perpetual bridesmaid after helping 27 friends tie the knot, altruistic Jane (Katherine Heigl) finds herself facing her worst nightmare as her younger sister (Malin Akerman) announces her engagement to the man Jane secretly adores. But when Jane meets the charming Kevin (James Marsden), will she beat her sibling to the altar? Edward Burns and Judy Greer also star in this breezy romantic comedy from director Anne Fletcher.

Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”

Katherine Heigl is ready for primetime, a charming actress who can play everywoman, or an ordinary person as we like to see ourselves onscreen – that is to say, a struggling administrative assistant able to afford a large Manhattan apartment and look like she visits a beauty spa every weekend, but still has crippling self-confidence issues. Heigl's personal magnetism carries a lot of weight in 27 Dresses, a by-the-numbers romantic comedy whose plot leans heavily on "Fred Flintstone moments," those contrived misunderstandings that wouldn't happen if the characters would just give each other a moment to explain themselves. You'll wind up liking Heigl and her movie in spite of itself.

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