As an actor, how do you follow-up a fun, raunchy take on the romantic-comedy genre like Knocked Up? If you're Katherine Heigl, the answer is simple: with an obnoxious, typical romantic-comedy that reminds women they'll only ever find validation through marriage.
In the trailer for 27 Dresses, the old adage "always the bridesmaid, never the bride" is stretched as far as humanly possible, with Heigl playing a woman who's been a bridesmaid in 27 weddings but still can't find a man to quit her job and cook dinner for. Instead of showing us the more interesting story of what mental or physical dysfunction is keeping this seemingly attractive woman from reaching her life's goal, we're tortured with clip after clip of people speaking in redundant plot-points or stilted, asinine dialog we're meant to take as flirting. It's awful.
Also, does anyone know what this "hot hate sex" referred to in the trailer is? Two of those words make sense together, but the whole "hate" part is new to me. Is that hating someone so much you f*** them, like Leia with Han Solo, or is it just more punching during the act?
27 Dresses Trailer [Yahoo!]