“27 Dresses” a comfortable fit

Aubrey Strephans

“27 Dresses” is not your traditional Rom-Com that you can predict the ending as soon as you hit play. Typically, I avoid the mushy romance movies and stick with “Top Gun” or “Saving Private Ryan”, but “27 Dresses” has exceeded all of my expectations. Throughout the movie you go through anger, happiness, sadness, and even laugh right along with the actors.
Once you expect one thing, the movie takes a completely different turn, keeping you on the edge of your seat the whole time.
Jane Nichols (Katherine Heigl), the main character, is a wedding planner who not only works hard for her brides, but constantly puts them before herself. Jane’s boss, George (James Marsden) has her wrapped around his finger. She was head over heels for George and everyone in Jane’s life seemed to notice her overwhelming crush for him, except him. While Jane has tunnel vision for George, her little sister Tess (Malin Akerman) seems to follow her lead.
Kevin Doyle (Ed Burns), Jane’s admirer throughout the whole movie will win you over in seconds.He saw something in Jane the first time he laid eyes on her, and refused to let it slip away no matter how many times she brushed him off. Through Jane’s constant battle between her sister taking George and her feelings for him, Kevin was there with open arms every step of the way.
Not only does this movie have you engaged the whole time, the iconic bar scene of Jane and Kevin singing Elton John’s “Benny and The Jets” fills your heart every time, not to mention gets you playing the song on repeat for the next three days.
From the first scene to the last, you wish that you could reach through the screen and tell Jane what she needs to do. She watches a relationship build up from lies and has the constant dilemma of what she needs to do.
You can find this movie on Amazon Prime or iTunes for a $3.99 rental. “27 Dresses” will remain one of my favorite movies and will never get old.