27 dresses

A lot of reviewers have panned this movie as having a shallow, marriage-equals-victory message. As a single woman who has been completely disillusioned (at least once) by the whole "happily ever after" concept, you'd think I'd agree.... But, no. I loved it.

Maybe because I've failed in the area of love, I still have this need to believe it can really work. Some of my girlfriends, also fellow divorcées and heartbreakees, make the statement: "I'm never falling in love again. From now on, I'm using guys for sex/money/babymaking." I just can't be that cynical. I love the idea of someone loving me unconditionally, and being able to return that love, in spite of all the little things we'll do to drive each other crazy. I have to believe there is someone out there who will think I'm so fabulous that he'll be willing to go through all the frustrating money/housekeeping/in-law conflicts, just so he can spend the rest of his life with me.

27 Dresses appeals to me on that level. Yes, there are clichés. Yes, there are formulas. But it was just so beautiful! This is why I love chick flicks. They just make me feel good. Granted, in my own story the people won't be so pretty. The coincidences won't be so striking. The climactic speeches won't be so... climactic. But I hope the ending will be just as happy. (Is that a spoiler? No way. You knew how it would end.)
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5 Response to "27 dresses"

  1. Jess says:
    January 24, 2008 at 9:17 PM

    Great review. I really liked it too...and it was nice to actually see an optimistic movie and perspective.

  2. Nayana Anthony says:
    January 25, 2008 at 9:23 AM

    Thanks Jess! Nice to know I'm not the only total sap out there. :-)

  3. The Fraze says:
    January 27, 2008 at 9:24 AM

    wow, hey - I really like your blog. As a fellow member of LAMB I just stumbled across it - check mine out, i'm interested to see some comments by you!

  4. Nayana Anthony says:
    January 28, 2008 at 9:56 AM

    Hey, fraze, thanks for the compliment! Your blog is pretty excellent too. Did you actually go to Sundance? I am sooooo jealous. That's my dream. Sundance, and also Cannes. *sigh*

  5. The Fraze says:
    January 28, 2008 at 2:25 PM

    Ah, the director is Noam Murro, who hasn't done a whole lot. In fact, he's doing three movies this year apparently, and Smart People is his debut.

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