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Love, Haley: 27 Dresses

Haley W
In this series of Love, Haley, senior Haley ward reviews a rom com each day leading up to Valentine’s day. For day one, she reviews a classic rom com: When Harry Met Sally.

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

27 Dresses combines my two favorite things: dresses and rom coms. This movie quickly became one of my favorite romantic comedies when I watched it a few months ago. 

20th Century Studios

The main character Jane, played by Katherine Heigl, wants to please everyone. She’ll plan her friends’ weddings, be a bridesmaid in two weddings in one night, and pretty much say “yes” to anything. Jane is obsessed with the idea of having her own wedding, but in each of the 27 weddings she’s been in, she finds herself in a bridesmaid dress.

One night at a wedding, she meets a journalist named Kevin, played by James Marsden. He finds Jane’s view on weddings completely foolish, but he still wants to know her, while she wants nothing to do with him. Jane also has another problem going on in her life: the man she is in love with at work has now fallen for Jane’s sister. She must tackle having to plan her sister and the man she loves wedding, while Kevin makes his way into her life challenging everything she has known.

One of my favorite scenes of the movie is when Jane tries on each of her 27 bridesmaid dresses and gives Kevin a ‘fashion show’ of looks from every wedding she’s been to. You can tell how much each of the dresses mean to Jane, and I love how at the end of the movie everything comes full circle with each of her 27 bridesmaids wearing the bridesmaid dress from their own wedding. 

But my favorite scene has to be Jane and Kevin at a bar and after a few too many drinks Kevin confesses, “I cried like a baby at the Keller Wedding”. His whole time knowing Jane he denied feeling any emotion towards weddings, but at this moment he is not afraid to be vulnerable with Jane about how he really feels about weddings and marriage.

This movie definitely gets a five out of five hearts. I can feel Jane’s pain throughout the movie as she tries to please others while wishing she could be the one in the wedding dress. I love how she falls in love with Kevin when she had thought all along her boss would be her love. 

The screenwriter for 27 DressesAline Brosh McKenna, also wrote The Devil Wears Prada. So there is no surprise that this movie was as great as it was.

Love, Haley

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Haley Ward
Haley Ward, Editor-in-Chief
Haley Ward is a senior and in her third year with Wingspan. On campus, she serves as Student Council President, she is on the Varsity cheer team, and she is a member of National Honor Society. She loves spending time with her friends at Younglife, shopping with her mom, and spending time with her family and dog. She aims to be like the journalists from her top movies, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and The Devil Wears Prada! Haley is so excited to be one of the Editor-in-Chiefs this year, and she can’t wait for everything her senior year will bring! Contact Haley:

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