1. It’s about Weddings. It’s not because I grew up watching the Disney fairytales where everything is sunshine and daisies with a “happily ever after” stamped at the end. It’s not because I am highly addicted to romantic comedies or every other cheesy chick-flick that hit the big screens…well okay maybe it is. What can I say? A girl can dream can’t she? The beautiful white gown, the flowers, the planning, the outdoor venue, and the handsome groom standing at the altar waiting for me to join him so we can start the rest of our lives together. Now tell me that doesn’t sound appealing to you and of course a tad bit corny.
2. The Dress up Scene. I feel like every movie with a makeover scene or a dress-up scene in it gets me super excited. I have had numerous conversations with family and friends about this and I can never seem to come to a solid conclusion as to why these scenes are so appealing. Is it that the main character goes from drab to fab? The idea of having my own makeover day? The beautiful clothes or in the case of Jane in the 27 Dresses the more funny and interesting ensembles? If I had to choose one of the funny and interesting dresses Jane tried on for Kevin it would definitely be the obnoxiously bright and sunny yellow dress with the matching clutch and heels. Let me just let everyone know when I get married I am going to pick out bridesmaid dresses that my bridesmaids will WANT to shorten and wear again…no poofy puke-colored monstrosity.
3. Kevin. James Marsden is definitely not too hard on the eyes. Shaggy brown hair, beautiful baby blues, and a gorgeous smile…I’m a sucker for smiles I definitely fell in love with his character even if he did write an embarrassing story about Jane’s bridesmaid days. If I were her I would be upset but in the end he made her realize that saying “No” was okay. She didn’t have to be anyone’s worker bee. And sure, he is playing his character Kevin but he plays it well. It also doesn’t hurt that he plays a writer for the Journal. He’s so my type…if only he wasn’t based off of a character written in a script. Tear.
4. Romantic Comedy. I know I already mentioned I have a weakness for romantic comedies or to some “chick-flicks.” Everyone has a guilty pleasure and this one happens to be mine. Yes, I am a fan of The Notebook, Titanic, Dear John, Safe Haven, Charlie St. Cloud, Cinderella and so on and so on. Besides the fact that the lead male is always quite good-looking, I find myself drawn to the dream of having a dramatic love story to share with everyone when I am older. I like adventure, spontaneity, surprise, and a little bit of drama (the good kind of course). This is in no offense to anyone who fell in love this way but I don’t want my story to be one where I answer “We met in the super market” when someone asks how my husband and I met. I want to answer with, “I bumped into him while taking photos in Ireland and he caught my camera before it hit the rubble on the path. We had some laughs and chatted about our lives in the nearest pub. The rest is history.” I don’t want to be known as a walking cliché but I like what I like. I do prefer originality so that will definitely be thrown into my story too. Then again it’s not up to me completely. It’s up to life. It’s up to God. I have to let things happen. The difference that I will forever love about the script of 27 Dresses and every other movie out there is that that’s the only thing that can be scripted. My life isn’t up to someone sitting at a computer all night or scribbling frantically at a yellow pad of paper in a Starbucks. My life is mine so I guess I’ll just have to wait and see where my romantic comedy fits in. For now I’ll just enjoy the constant day-dreaming.
5. Jane’s Beach Wedding. An outdoor wedding is a must. That’s all I’m saying about that.
6. Jane’s Reaction after Kissing George. Thank the Lord! When she pulled away from the kiss and smiled at the end of the movie I was so afraid of her choosing him over Kevin. I am totally aware of the fact that that would be completely outrageous if the writer made the story go that direction, but when you see a movie for the first time there is always that tiny part of you in the back of your head biting your tiny nails wondering “What if?” So thank you Aline Brosh McKenna for writing the story with Jane living her happily-ever-after with Kevin.
7.Katherine Heigl. To be frank I wasn’t the biggest fan of her at first. I originally thought I first saw her when she was in Grey’s Anatomy but after a little imdb.com research I found out she was in the Wish Upon A Star movie released in 1996 on Disney Channel. Oh Disney Channel…where have all your good movies gone? I miss Wish Upon A Star, Luck of the Irish, Halloween Town….sorry side-tracked for a second. Back to Katherine Heigl, I really started to take to her acting in 27 Dresses. She always makes her characters unique and someone once told me that they couldn’t see any other actor/actress playing a character besides the one already playing that person. Every character Heigl has played so far I cannot see being played by anyone else. That is how you know an actor/actress is good. They just fit the part whether I –the viewer- likes it or not.
Well that’s it for tonight. Hope my mushy gushy chick-flick loving either made you clap your hands like a seal and smile in agreement or, on the flip-side, made you reach for a bucket. If you did one of these that means my job is done here.