Totally not my scenario having never even been a bridesmaid, I couldn’t imagine loving a “job” so much! (Heigl) Jane clearly does as proven by evenings she juggles two weddings with complete changes in the back of a taxi. Such devotion is truly rare, but clearly she has mastered the art of it. Her world comes to an abrupt stop when her younger sister (Akerman) steps in (Cameron Diaz like) and taps Jane’s boss to be her groom. Suddenly Jane’s closet feelings of true love for George (her boss, played by Edward Burns) surface and she is faced with realizing she may not always want to be a bridesmaid at all, but instead rejoice in being a bride. Marsden plays Kevin, the newspaper reporter responsible for the bridal announcements and tracks Jane and her incredible 27 weddings as a bridesmaid story. Okay from here it is a little predictable, but still fun. Boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back. . . .
The dresses alone, as most bridesmaid gowns prove, are quite entertaining. And each tells its own story of culture, custom and sometimes downright bad taste. Heigl pulls it all off with aplomb but this did feel like a second tier movie, not an A-lister.