Monday, May 12, 2008

HATE IT! 27 Dresses

I'm a sucker for a good romantic comedy. Unlike some people who run off lists of epic features and wouldn't dare to tuck a "Serendipity" or "You've Got Mail" amongst the "Lawrence of Arabia"s and "Deer Hunter"s, I proudly catalogue "Only You" alongside "LOTR: Return of the King." What irks me to no end is when I put my money and heart on the line only to have both sadly disappointed with a crappy rom-com. Case in point, "27 Dresses."

To think that I was actually looking forward to renting this flick with great expectations. Ugh - it was pathetic! A predictable story-line, stereotypical characters...and a waste of two capable leading actors, Katherine Heigl and James Marsden. Both are totally adorable and fun to watch (usually), but even their ultra-white smiles and comedic timing couldn't save this one from the trash heap. No laughs, no real chemistry, no heart! And even the bridesmaid gowns that make up the titled 27 dresses weren't that over the top! All this wedding movie served up was a waste of 90 minutes and my vow to divorce myself from the genre for the foreseeable future!

Final verdict: Save yourself five bucks and take a pass on renting this hand-me-down of a wedding movie. Revisit "Four Weddings and a Funeral", "Father of the Bride" or "The Wedding Singer" instead. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Aw, really?! You didn't like it?! I did, and that's really saying something 'cause I don't like Katherine Heigl (I think it's 'cause I hate Izzy on Grey's). I love James Marsden and have since his early days on Boogie's Diner (nerd alert! nerd alert! My sister and I watched it as kids and thought working in that store would be SO cool.) I also loved Jane's apartment. I'd love to have a place like that.

Have you seen Made of Honor? (oy, it kills me to type that with the "u" in it... :S) I quite liked that one, too. Patrick Dempsey is just delicious, but the two best parts of the film were the dude who plays Felix (it's Dwayne Wayne from one of my fave tv shows, A Different World!!!!!!) and Michelle Monaghan. She was fantastic, and so pretty in a "real girl"/someone you could actually see in real life type of way. Geesh, I hope this made sense!

Anyway, I'm letting you know that you have a kindred spirit in me, a fellow lover of chick flicks and cheeseball movies who isn't ashamed to admit it!

~ Emily (Giggsy's Gal) xoxo

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