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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...

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common sense

ON for kids age 13
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
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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?

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3 stars

I got nothing against chick flick cause come of them are entertaining.. and this is actually pretty funny. Katherine Heighl was great!

- citawijaya, Monday, March 22, 2010

3 stars

Rom com with similar threads as 'The Wedding Date' and 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days'. A single woman Jane has been bridesmaid 27 times. She is in love with her boss who falls in love with her younger sister Tess. The guy she admires writes the wedding column but turns out to be anti-romantic. Funny but predictable.

- thmtsang, Monday, March 1, 2010

1 star

Another load of chick flick fluff.

- stuartb1234, Thursday, October 8, 2009