27 Dresses

Jane (Katherine Heigl) is a hopeless romantic whose single life is rubbed in her face every time she serves as a bridesmaid -- 27 times and counting. But when her sister announces she's getting married to a man Jane secretly loves, this perpetual bridesmaid must decide if she should support her sister.

  • Starring: Katherine Heigl and James Marsden
  • Director(s): Anne Fletcher
  • Producer(s): Jonathan Glickman
  • Screenwriter(s): Aline Brosh McKenna
  • Distributor: 20th Century Fox
  • Animal Coordinator: All About Dogs
  • Release Date: Friday, January 18, 2008
  • Rating: Acceptable

Featured Animal Action

The Dog

Inside a restaurant, George (Edward Burns) whistles. His dog walks into the room and stops in front of George, who takes a ring box off the dog's collar. The dog then exits. For this brief and mild action, a trainer walked the dog to the indoor stage and attached the ring box to its collar using nontoxic prop glue. Upon the actor whistling, an off-camera trainer standing near the actor cued the dog to come, stand and stay, and then called the dog to exit the scene.

The Horses

Several people in a bridal party are on horseback posing for a wedding photo. Jane's (Katherine Heigl) horse walks across the screen in front of the other, stationary horses. Before filming began, the actors were introduced to the animals and were instructed on proper handling, mounting and basic horsemanship. For this brief and mild scene, trainers positioned the stationary horses and riders next to each other and stunt coordinators stood just off-camera. Trainers then instructed Heigl and her horse to trot the short distance across the grassy arena. The stationary horse with both the bride and groom mounted on its back was a large, muscular horse accustomed to carrying that much weight.

Due to late notification or limited resources, American Humane did not monitor some of the dog action.

27 Dresses does not carry the "American Humane monitored the animal action" disclaimer at the end of the film because the production did not give American Humane a pre-release screening of the film, which is one of the requirements for issuing the disclaimer.