(us) wrote: First of the Conchords crew barely get a cameo so having them in the poster is a rip-off, apart from that the film struggles partly because it doesn't really know what it wants to be. It all ends up a weird mix if drama, black comedy and horror. Barely worth a rent.
(kr) wrote: Even though it may be hard to admit, everyone has that one romantic comedy that can keep them laughing and crying at the same time. No matter if the viewer is more of a hardcore horror movie watcher or either loves an action-packed adrenaline-pumping movie, each one can spit out their favorite rom-com at the drop of a hat. In order to make a person's infamous list of "Favorite Romantic Comedy", there are certain criteria that can either make or break a movie for this spot. However, while looking at criteria such as the amount of comedy, the amount of romance and the relatability of the characters, 27 Dresses is definitely a film that can make it to the number one spot on anyone's list. Although some other movie genres have their comedic moments, comedy is obviously required in a romantic comedy. In 27 Dresses, the comedy was hit right on the head. While there weren't a lot of hysterical comedic elements, all of the sarcastic remarks and commentary made by actors Katherine Heigl and James Marsden who play Jane Nichols and Kevin Doyle was just the right amount to keep the story line of the movie flowing while giving the audience a chuckle when needed. For example, in one section of the movie when Jane is modeling her bridesmaid dresses for Kevin, Jane states that she would do whatever it takes to make her friend's wedding a good wedding even if she had to caulk a fountain. She then makes a rather sarcastic comment that she is a good caulker. Even Daniel Eagan, a writer for Film Journal International and not a huge supporter of the comedy in the film, states that, "Her [Heigl's] graciousness, comic timing, and willingness to make fun of herself will go over well with audiences." Because of the light amount of witty comedy, the movie had a great comedic presence while also keeping the viewers enticed to keep watching the movie. Another essential part of a good rom-com, the amount of romance in the film also plays a huge role. Like the comedy portion of the film, 27 Dresses also provides enough of the romantic aspect to not overpower the film, but gives viewers that romantic, butterfly feeling in their stomachs. The romance factor of the film also adds to the plot of the story line which tries to trick the audience into thinking that Jane will finally get her dream guy-her boss, George-in the end. This love triangle helps keep the audience on their toes while providing an entertainment and especially romantic factor throughout the film. For example, when Jane finally professes her love for Kevin after a dramatic chase at the end of the film, there is a sweet 'Aw!' moment that captures the hearts of hopeless romantics everywhere, letting the audience have a warm feeling in their hearts. Relatable characters are also a vital part of a great romantic comedy. Because of the great cast in this film, 27 Dresses is filled with wonderful and talented actors and actresses who relate to the majority of the people in the audience. Katherine Heigl, while still undeniably beautiful, embraces her appearance of an average-looking woman while interjecting her own bits of wit into the role of Jane, making the role unique. Heigl's talent which Joe Leydon addressees in his review of the movie describes her as, "An engaging actress with a flair for physical comedy and self-effacing humor, Heigl is immensely appealing as Jane Nichols. . ." which adds relatability to the character (35). James Marsden also is portrayed as an average looking man, who isn't all that interested in love and marriage and is writing a wedding newspaper column to get by. Using his sarcastic attitude towards marriage, like commenting at the beginning of the movie how most marriages don't last very long, Marsden's character can relate to some of the men in the audience, helping to make the film appeal to a bigger audience. While there are so many romantic comedies out there, 27 Dresses lives up to every expectation of the right amount of comedy, romance and relatability of the characters. Both Heigl and Marsden, as well as the other cast members, do an excellent job of interjecting the right amount of comedic and romantic aspects while still keeping the relatability of the characters alive. 27 Dresses is a film that anyone could watch over and over again and still get the same love-filled and funny reaction every time. While other good rom-coms are out there competing for the spot on your "Favorite Romantic Comedy" list, 27 Dresses definitely should be at the top.
(it) wrote: The worst Carnosaur flick to date, this one used every low budget action monster movie cliche possible. While it made for a story that was very straight forward, it also made for something that was too formulaic, familiar and in the end, less entertaining. If it weren't for the campy schlock stylings of the film, Carnosaur 3 would be a complete waste. Luckily, the dinosaurs enter the picture and all is forgiven. I mean, who doesn't love killer dinos?