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Saturday, January 19, 2008

27 Dresses

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: Jane (Katherine Heigl) loves weddings, and dreams of romance and marriage-- preferably to her seemingly perfect boss (Edward Burns). But when her gorgeous and fun sister (Malin Akerman) comes to town, Jane's boss falls for her, and Jane is forced to put her ideas about romance into question.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman, Edward Burns, Judy Greer, Brian Kerwin, Melora Hardin

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. First of all, as much as I want men to go to romantic comedies more and stop calling them, "Chick Flicks," this isn't the one that's going to turn them. Even I felt a little nauseous at the main character's obsession with weddings and marriage and romance, as if the world had nothing else to offer. But the story picks up about two thirds of the way in, and the ending leaves you feeling like you may have gotten what you came for.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Judy Greer will.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: Yes. If you're a sap.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: Coming out in January is pretty much a guarantee that it won't. But if anyone remembers this movie a year from now, it would actually be somewhat deserving in the costume department, because the variety of wedding dresses and types of bridesmaid dresses is astounding.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Malin Akerman is lovable, even as the most hateable character in the film. Contrarily, Edward Burns comes off like a jerk, even though the dialogue keeps telling us what a saint he is. But Judy Greer steals the show, squeezing laughs out of lines without jokes in them.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: I hope that Anne Fletcher continues to have a long and illustrious career because, of all the movies I've reviewed so far, this is only the second one that's been directed by a woman... and fyi, it doesn't look any different than the ones directed by men. Just wanted to point that out, because it's my blog, and I can do what I want to.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: By the numbers. Everything is perfectly in its place, but there are no particularly clever turns.

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8 comments:

Les Becker said...

I HATE weddings. To the point that when I got married, I eloped. And since that only lasted 18 months, I figure it was a good call.

But I DO want to see "27 Dresses" on account of a my Girl-Crush on Katherine Heigl. No, not "that" kind of crush - I'm female (No! Not "that" kind of female!).

RT said...

But cut to the chase Monique - was James Marsden dreamy????


Hey! Where's your Cloverfield review? I lost the ability to reason and went to the 1201am first screening. For me - it was worth it, I really enjoyed it. Monster destroy building.

Monique said...

James Marsden is a good looking guy, but I've seen him be dreamier.

Cloverfield review is up now, but it's a "Guest Review", so if you disagree with the commentary, you'll have to take it up with Guest Reviewer, Jack. I didn't see it.

Monique said...

BTW, Les Becker, a friend of mine said that if women would just have the wedding and not have to be married afterward, there would be a lot less divorces! (Because people wouldn't get married just to have a wedding.) So good job eloping!

RT said...

Monique is a scaredy cat, Monique is a scaredy cat..

Monique said...

You got that right, RT!

Moneymaking Journey said...

i just wondered u never mentioned anything about about katherine's acting? Was that on purpose?hehe.

Monique said...

Katherine's acting is fine. It's just a boring, by the book part that she could do in her sleep. Or perhaps on the set of Grey's Anatomy...