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27 Dresses

comedy, romance


From the screenwriter of The Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses centers on Jane (Katherine Heigl), an idealistic, romantic and completely selfless woman...

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    41%
  • Audience Score
    57%

common sense

ON for kids age 13
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
0 out of 5
Violence
0 out of 5

Frothy wedding romcom is fun but filled with profanity.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that although this film is fairly charming and no more objectionable, content-wise, than most other Hollywood romantic comedies (that is, if you don't object to movies that fully embrace romcom clichs), there is a fairly liberal sprinkling of swear words (particularly "s--t") and drinking. The message -- that women aren't truly happy if they're always the bridesmaid but never the bride -- verges on being a little overly retro, but since the movie is so frothy, it manages to get away with that such old-fashioned thinking. Star Katherine Heigl was in the hit comedy Knocked Up, so teens (particularly girls) will likely be interested.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the film's message. What's wrong with being a bridesmaid? Is a woman truly not happy if she's never the bride? How does Hollywood contribute to this thinking? Families can also discuss weddings: Have they become, as one character says in the movie, an industry that capitalizes on romantic ideals? What truly makes a wedding special, if it's not the presents, the fancy dresses, and the over-the-top receptions?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    41%
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  • Audience

    57%

Audience Reviews

5 stars

This movie is the cutest romantic comedy you'll ever see!!!!! I just love it!!! :) Katherine & James are tooo cute! :) Just a great movie :) One of my favorite chick flicks :) :) :)

- movieguru12, Friday, March 25, 2011

0 star

Inane, predictable and unoriginal. The script writer should have his/her fingers cut off and their tongue removed, it's full of stereotypes, awful acting, it's completely void of any redeeming features basically. Pure torture! The fact I'm trying to organise my own wedding probably made it worse but what is worse than 'Worst movie ever'?

- SirPant, Tuesday, January 25, 2011

3 stars

Quite a sappy and really wet film about some really poor guys who gets pawned and then married by a girl who knows about weddings. Just my perspective of it. The main character was really revolting at the end and I kind of said I would never marry a woman like that. gross chick flick.

- rezpatriot, Saturday, March 7, 2009