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"27 Dresses" (Blu-ray)

movie-27-dresses.jpgSynopsis

Jane Nichols (Heigl) is a wedding planner for a small company, and is in love with her boss, George (Burns), but of course, she is too shy to let him know how she feels. Her friend and co-worker, Casey (Greer), is constantly trying to help Jane express herself.

A local news reporter, Kevin Doyle (Marsden), who writes a column on weddings, falls for her, but she just finds him irritating. Unbeknown to her, he uses a pen name, and she loves his columns. She just doesn't realize that this irritating young man is the author.

So, Jane's sister Tess (Akerman) comes to New York for a visit, and Jane is discouraged to see George and Tess hitting it off big time.

Meanwhile, Kevin writes a story about Jane, using photos of her in 27 dresses that she has kept, while being in the weddings she has arranged.

Jane watches Tess lie to George in order to make him think that she is Ms. Right, and when he proposes, Jane must decide whether to expose her own sister's falsehoods at their pre-wedding dinner.

Specifications

  • Fox 2000
    2008, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 51 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: AVC @ 34 Mbps
  • DD 5.1, DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Directed by Anne Fletcher
  • Starring Catherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman, Judy Greer, Edward Burns
    Rating
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  • Violence: No
  • Sex: Mild
  • Language: Mild

Commentary

This is a very easy going, pleasant Chick Flick. You know the plot and the eventual outcome by 10 minutes into the story, but there is nothing wrong with that. My wife and I had our neighbors over to watch it, and all four of us enjoyed it.

Technical

I was kind of surprised to see such a visually uncomplex movie being transferred at 34 Mbps, but I certainly am not complaining. I wish all movies would just use the maximum space available for every film.

Extras

Plenty of extras with this movie, including The Wedding Party, You'll Never Wear That Again, and other things.