Romantic comedy is not exactly my favorite genre. 27 Dresses won my heart for several reasons. Katherine Heigl sparkles in this film, as Jane. A good friend and perpetual bridesmaid, she is an efficient personal assistant, loves weddings and has been a bridesmaid in 27 of them. She has all the dresses in a closet, and they actually become a character. A love story develops. There is conflict, there is comedy, there is a crazy drunken bar scene, there is a dramatic, painful scene of honesty, there is a Spiderman reference, good stuff!
For me, it was the audience at the screening I attended, that ultimately made the film. Much of the film was shot here in RI, LDI Casting supplied the extras (thanks Anne!) . Many of them were sitting in the row in front of me, and they were positively giddy watching the film. Overheard: "did you see my elbow?" "that was the back of my head!" "was that your shoulder?" ..... ah the life of a movie extra. One extra, with a rather prominent role near the end of the film, stood up and took a bow when the film was over. It was awesome!