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Is 27 Dresses Based On A True Story?

Anne Fletcher's popular 2008 romantic comedy "27 Dresses" followed the eternal bridesmaid Jane (Katherine Heigl) as she waited for her big day. With Malin Akerman as her sister and nemesis, Tess, Judy Greer as the sassy best friend, Casey, and Edward Burns as the boss/crush, the movie had all the makings of a classic 2000s romcom. James Marsden, who played a cynical journalist opposite Heigl's Jane, perfectly completed the movie.

Jane was a quintessential heroine — she was smart and beautiful and didn't know it. Much of her adult life, owing to her childhood love for weddings and her little sister, became a life for others. She was the friend anyone went to for their wedding fixtures, the employee that her boss went to for every menial job, and the older sibling that her sister went to after she was fired. The only problem was that she did not know how to say "no" to anyone. And that this is where our man Kevin Doyle (Marsden) came in.

Simply broken down, the movie was a chaotic story about weddings, sisters, and finding love –- isn't that what real life is also about? A much-asked question about the popular and often dramatic 2000s romcoms is if they were based on real-life events. Lucky for us, we have an answer about "27 Dresses."

Jane of 27 Dresses is based on a real woman

The movie's writer, Aline Brosh McKenna, who went on to get writing credits in movies like "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Cruella," revealed in a tweet that she had, indeed, based Jane on a real woman. The "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" co-creator explained that she had based Jane on her real-life friend Kate, who had been a bridesmaid "a million times." On the other hand, it's still unclear how much of the movie's story happened in real life.

As the film debuted on HBO Max last year, McKenna made this revelation and also added a key detail to the story by revealing what the real-life Jane was up to these days. "She has since moved on to OFFICIATING, has done it 3 times! You gotta be special to be in a wedding party; sanctifying unions is next level," McKenna tweeted. As expected this sent several fans on Twitter in a tizzy hoping for a follow-up.

@reillytweets immediately replied to McKenna's tweet, "Sequel?!" Meanwhile, @mgazz pictured a "27 Dresses" inspired scene for the sequel, writing, "I can't wait for the Officiant meltdown scene when she is in love with the person she is 'marrying.'"

While it sure seems like a sequel to "27 Dresses" would be a hit with the fans, it might be equally sweet, if not more, to imagine Kevin and Jane (both the real and reel couple) living their lives happily.