Jane Meets Kevin: 27 Dresses

This week, Joey and Amanda watched 27 Dresses, starring Katherine Heigl and James Marsden.

27 Dresses

Released in 2008, 27 Dresses — a woman-directed, woman-written film — may not have dazzled critics, but Amanda related big time to the two major storylines: sister-on-sister conflict and falling in love with a writer.

She and Joey discuss the career decisions of Jane and Kevin, how terrible this New York Journal thing is, and reminisce about their own private elopement. It’s agreed that a dive bar in the back woods of Rhinebeck, NY is a great place to destroy the lyrics to “Benny and the Jets” and fall for someone.

Further reading on 27 Dresses:

The litany of rom-com protagonists who work as journalists, editors and writers. Misheard lyrics, aka mondegreens, like those in “Benny and the Jets,” have scientific origins. The insane cost of being in so many weddings. With Westworld’s recent success, here is an argument that James Marsden is a character actor in a leading man’s body. Also, Marsden’s 30 Rock character is synonymous with the Ikea breakup-argument that everyone fears will happen, passing through the blue-and-yellow threshold. Meanwhile, the New York Times delves deep in the Katherine Heigl personality controversies.

Oh, and don’t forget to drink along with the movie while slurping on Amanda’s 27 Dresses-inspired Wedding Circuit cocktail.

Here’s the delightfully typical rom-com trailer for 27 Dresses:

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What are your thoughts on 27 Dresses? Do Jane and Kevin stand the test of time? How many times have you had to be in someone’s wedding?


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