Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Closet More Ridiculous Than Mine

We watched 27 Dresses over the weekend. It made my Netflix list purely because I wanted to see the dresses, but it was a lot more enjoyable than expected. Katherine Heigl was really likable as an optimistic and generous friend who has been a bridesmaid and wedding organizer for twenty-seven friends, and I’ve loved James Marsden in everything I’ve seen.

(Spoiler alert. I mean, it’s a spoiler if you’ve lived on another planet your whole life and don’t realize that the guy who gets top billing in a romantic comedy is Mr. Right.) As Marsden noted in an interview, his movie characters are always in love triangles, and this is the first one where he gets the decisive win. His Cyclops/Scott was favored by Jean Grey over Wolverine, but he didn’t survive it for long; his prince in Enchanted was jilted for Patrick Dempsey; and his character in The Notebook wasn’t chosen one either (I haven’t seen that one, so I’ll have to trust IMDB.)

Here are a few of the fabulous and/or frightening frocks that Heigl wears as a bridesmaid.

The Gone with the Wind themed wedding.

The Goth wedding (love the spiked collar!)

The Indian-Jewish wedding.

The inexplicable wedding.

Click here to see the other 23 dresses.

Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance were on simultaneously this evening, which made for an interesting viewing experience. I pulled up the live blogs from some east coast fans to help decide when to change channels, managed to see the good parts and skip the filler.

A highlight was seeing the great new dance space they’ve built specifically for DWTS – 6 large adjoining studios, which lets everyone rehearse in close proximity and camaraderie. The facility is not quite complete, so it’s funny to see a show that’s frequently ranked number one in nationwide viewers, bringing in millions of dollars in ad revenues, yet playing music off cheap plastic boom boxes in their glamorous rehearsal space.


mayberry said...

I'm invited to a bridal shower to which I am supposed to wear "my worst bridesmaid dress." I don't have a single one. Goodwill, here I come!

Anonymous said...

I have never been a bridesmaid. Although my husband has. Either way, I suddenly feel very left out. Or fortunate.