This is a unique Monday Movie Music Moment – because it’s from a movie that I would readily admit isn’t very good at all, a movie I’ve only ever seen once (and was forced to watch), and a movie I will most likely never toss on again.
It does, however, have a cute and memorable enough scene for me to be writing this. The movie 27 dresses (I actually originally wrote 17 dresses and had to backspace – says enough about the attention I paid to the film), is your simple romantic-comedy that made a mediocre dent in box office sales and details the ongoing search for love by a charmingly flawed female protagonist. A fairly recognizable concept, if you ask me. Unlike the 1990s rom-com’s which always seemed to feature a nugget of genius song selection, nowadays it’s tough to come across one that features a special tune or musical moment you’ll remember.
These days, it boils down to this kind of example: the goofy use of a classic song that, if nothing else, puts a little smile on our face. In this case, there isn’t much relevance to this segment and what it means (aside from the fact that I think it segways into some …snuggling… in the next scene), but it did make me chuckle the first time I saw it. Perhaps because I think James Marsden is sweet, or because it really is one of my top five favourite songs of all-time, or because it’s true that few people actually know the words. Either way, it’s fun to watch and Elton John lovers everywhere will appreciate it.
Here’s a light-hearted movie moment and if anything, maybe I’ve done you a favour in showing you the best scene in the movie. Happy Monday, enjoy!