Movies | 2.1.2018

February is for Lovers Day 1 – 27 Dresses

27 Dresses is sometimes funny, sometimes dark, and sometimes frustrating romantic comedy about Jane. Jane is, as the saying goes, always a bridesmaid and never a bride. She has been in 27 weddings, doing everyone else’s bidding. This seems to be a common theme in Jane’s life. A theme which began when her mother died. She takes care of everyone else’s needs, but suppresses her own. At several points during the movie, the viewer wishes to shake her out of her self-induced servile coma. However, as Jane watches her younger sister, Tess, with George (Jane’s boss and secret crush), it seems to wake Jane up.

In quite possibly the best line in the movie Tess says to Jane “you wouldn’t hurt a fly, and you definitely wouldn’t hurt me, I’m your sister” to which Jane replies “That was yesterday. Today you’re just some bitch who broke my heart and cut up my mother’s wedding dress.”

As a romantic comedy, 27 Dresses was an instant classic. And this movie has almost as many dish patterns as it does dresses.

Throughout the movie, we see inside Jane’s apartment as well as Jane’s dad’s apartment, which is above his hardware store.

Jane’s apartment is described as small, but seems HUGE for the apartment of an assistant in Manhattan. Jane has her dishes displayed in open shelving in her kitchen. The pain pattern seen in her kitchen is the Cinnabar Floral pattern by Crate and Barrel. This whimsical pattern features bold orange graphic florals on creamy white. Along with the Crate and Barrel set, she has odds and ends such as the Pyrex Autumn Harvest Mixing Bowl and Pfaltzgraff Embers Sugar Bowl and Creamer on the table. Due to Jane’s sentimental nature, it is easy to imagine that these are pieces Jane remembers from her childhood.

Hal, Tess and Jane’s dad, has a very homey apartment. It seems unchanged since the sisters were kids. This is evidenced by the use of Pfaltzgraff Village, Mikasa Luscious, and vintage furnishings throughout. Mikasa Luscious was the perfect pattern to chose for Jane’s father. It is a cheerful pattern featuring strawberries on the vine, popular in the late 70’s and early 80’s. It is on this pattern that Hal serves his daughters his famous berry-faced pancakes.