In New York, Margaret Tate is a successful self-made chief-editor of the Ruick Hunt Publishing and loathed by her coworkers. Margaret lost her parents when she was sixteen and is tough with the employees of the office. Her executive assistant and aspirant editor Andrew Paxton has been working with her for three years without any recognition. When Margaret has problems with the immigration due to an expired visa and is threatened with deportation, she blackmails Andrew to agree to marry her. In return, he would be promoted to editor and she would publish his book. Meanwhile, the skeptical clerk of the immigration department Mr. Gilbertson schedules an interview with Margaret and Andrew after the weekend. The couple travels to Sitka, Alaska, to celebrate the ninetieth birthday of Andrews grandmother and Margaret is welcomed by his warming family. Over the weekend, she grows closer to Andrews family who ask her to marry Andrew in their barn, a family tradition in the Paxton family. And the tension increases when Mr. Gilbertson appears out of the blue in Sitka promising to charge Andrew for fraud.
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This review is from: The Proposal (Single-Disc Edition) (DVD) Funny movie, fantastic actors, great for adults but clean enough that the kids can watch (and will enjoy too).
I'm shocked at how many good reviews this movie got here. I thought itwas terrible and one of the worst movies I've seen. I found nothingfunny about it all. It was one of the most poorly written scripts I'veseen. What's funny about an eagle stealing a little dog and what'sfunny about naming a dog Kevin? How about nothing. From Betty Whitedoing a crazy dance in the wood and then Sandra Bullock singing thatdirty song with her to the silly town stripper to the baby makerblanket, nothing was funny and it was so poorly written.Also Bullock and Reynolds had absolutely no chemistry together. Plus Icouldn't get over the fact that Sandra Bullock is like over 10 yearsolder than Ryan Reynolds and looks it. I mean, it is just notbelievable that he would fall in love with her over a couple of days inAlaska when he couldn't stand her in New York.FINAL VERDICT: I now see why Bullock won that award for worst actressfor this movie. It was deserving.
The horror genre is not the only film genre to be famous for producingonly a few gems amidst a pile of mediocrity; the other primary one isthe romantic comedy. About as creative as a dumbed-down slasher flickand lacking any of the guilty fun, romantic comedies are oftenblemishes on the face of Hollywood and a constant reminder thatAmerican cinema is almost completely out of new ideas. Then, alongcomes "The Proposal", a film that is indeed about as clichÃ©d as theycome, yet one that is charming, likable, and downright hilarious.Taking a top-notch cast and combining them with a surprisingly wittyscreenplay proves to be just the right breath of fresh air necessary tomove this long-ailing genre in the right direction. Admittedly, "TheProposal" will probably only serve to inspire many more pale imitationsrather than true creativity for the genre, but the appeal that thisfilm has to offer, even to the most jaded of movie-goer, is undeniableand refreshing.Read My Full Review Here: www.thecinemaboy.blogspot.com
This review is from: The Proposal (Single-Disc Edition) (DVD) First of all, the movie disc was great. The only problem was the case. It was just black and did not include thepicture or name of the movie.
This review is from: The Proposal (Single-Disc Edition) (DVD) I truly enjoyed this movie. It was light hearted and very funny. Sandra dn Ryan played off of each other very well. This was a nice feel good movie and not just a chick flick, guys you will enjoy it as well. Thumbs up!!!!!
So It's not brilliant. But the proposal is Cute. It will make you feel good inside. Pull you out of your own life for an hour and a half and make you believe in romance. Sandra Bulluck is her charming self as usual and Reynalds pairs up great with her.Voice Lessons To Go Volume 1: Vocalize and Breath
This mess of a movie stars Sandra Bullock looking every bit of her 40plus years. Ryan Reynolds looking & acting much younger than his 30plus years have zero chemistry as a romantic team.'Tis a pity because both are talented performers.Here they are done in by first time screenwriter Pete Chiarelli, let usup he improves. Anne Fletcher misdirected. The rest of cast includesCraig T.Nelson & Mary Steenbergen as Ryan'parents, They are OK inthankless roles. Betty White is his Grandmother,she is not as good asothers said she was.The major action supposedly takes place in Sitka Alaska, It is veryobvious it is not Alaska. It was made in Rhode Island & Massechussets.It may have been more believable if it was made on studio sets.There is a puppy-dog in a few scenes,I wonder it it was a real dog ordigital effects,It did not seem real.This story has been done in many forms already,I would not have mindedif it was funny like some 'rom-coms' of the past.It is also way, way too long 105 minutes is about 20 minutes longerthan it should have been.Ratings: ** (out of 4) 53 points(out of 100) IMDb 4 (out of 10)
The Proposal (With Sandra Bullock)Rating: 5 StarsMPAA Rating: PG-13Grade: AIn this movie, Margaret Tate, the editor-in-chief of a high-powered publishing company, is about to be deported back to Canada, and she will not be able to work at her job. So what does Margaret do? She forces her secretary, Andrew Paxton, to marry her. Margaret is a cold-hearted, mean woman, so Andrew only agrees to marry her after she agrees to save his job and promote him.They must pass a test to ensure that they truly want to marry one another, and Margaret and Andrew travel to go to his Gammy's birthday party in Sitka, Alaska. Margaret begins to realize how much Andrew's family loves him, and she begins to fall for Andrew as well. Can she keep up with this sham, or will she finally do the right thing for the family that she has grown to love?I love this movie! The filming is beautiful and the screenplay is hilarious. Lovely movie!
This review is from: The Proposal (+ Digital Copy) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray) I'm happy that I missed this movie when it was showing in theaters because now I own a copy. Although Sandra Bullock has proven that she excells in many genres of acting(hooray for the awards from The Blindside) she continues to be my favorite actress for romantic comedies. I still have visions of her outdoor scene in Alaska with the puppy, her cell phone & the eagle. You've got to see this one.
Lately, I have not seen many romantic comedies that were worth buying so I rented this one first after a friend said that she laughed all the way through it. What a surprise! Sandra Bullock (who is one of my favorites anyway) is wonderful as the lead, perfect as a bitch, believable as she melts into a real person. Ryan Reynolds holds his own as the leading man, which few of her leading men manage to do. The supporting cast is a dream team of actors, especially Betty White who plays her character to perfection. The directing is fast paced, with little time lost wandering around waiting for something to happen. I loved it. I bought it.
It is what it is. You know the premise and you know how it's all goingto end. The key is how do you get there?Maybe it's not fair to compare characters in one story to characters inanother, but I'm going to do it anyway. Sandra Bullock's Margaret Tate,a boss who is despised by her inferiors, is reminiscent of MerylStreep's Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada (2006, dir by DavidFrankel). But where the latter was given exemplification throughout toback-up the claims of hatred, the former fails. First-time screenwriterPete Chiarelli doesn't take the screen time, nor story time, to put hischaracters on display. Very quickly we find ourselves in Alaska,admittedly a visually pleasant device in the film, where everythingunfolds within a single weekend. And apparently a 4-day weekend.Betty White enters as the energetic, but somewhat senile, grandmotherto provide some life to this otherwise plain romantic comedy. Also,fans of "The Office" will recognize Oscar Nunez, whose characterprovides a few bright moments as a running gag.Yes, I laughed. At best, there's some fun slapstick moments (of courseit's always more fun when you are surrounded by 150 laughing audiencemembers in a theatre). But when the humor starts to fade into thesupposed climax, the realization of how awkward it is sets in. Thecharacters on the screen say they are in love, but I'm not feeling it.Yes, they have learned something about each other and care for eachother as human beings, perhaps with potential romantic interest, butnot the sort of love that enables two people to spend the rest of theirlives with one another. And because of the legal situation that sparksthe inciting incident, these two don't even have a chance to let theirrelationship truly form. Essentially they've just jumped directly intomarriage without any idea of what to expect from one another.For a comedy film, that's a dismal conclusion to arrive at.
Yes, this is your typical chick flick. Two mismatched people, Bullock as the demanding boss that needs a husband to avoid deportation to Canada,and Reynolds as her assistant that agrees to marry her in exchange for a promotion and then it's off to meet the parents and Grandma Annie (Betty White, from The Golden Girls) and presto by the movie's end, they are in love. It's great to see Betty White still at the top of her acting game. Sorry Sandra, but Betty is the reason I wanted to see this movie in the first place. Three stars for the movie, 1 additional star for Betty White for a total of 4 stars.
This review is from: The Proposal (Amazon Instant Video) I am confused. I did not rent or purchase this product... movie or DVD I guess! So why are you asking me to review it... Please check your records and if you have charged me for this... please correct and credit back my $$$$$$. Gee, guess I should have labeled this " review of your system"... bahahaha.
I liked this movie. It was cute. She's his boss from Canada, and she's about to be deported because her visa is about to expire. She tells him that they have to get married, otherwise he is going to lose his job if she gets deported. He agrees even though he doesn't like her. They go visit his parents and his Grandmother. They spend time together, and start to fall for each other. Not as good as "While you were sleeping", but still a movie worth watching.
PLOT: Successful B!tch is about to be deported and needs to marry herlong suffering and easygoing assistant to stay in the country. They arestalked by an immigration officer and head up to Alaska to meet thegrooms reasonably quirky family. Unlike frosty Alaska the SuccessfulB!tches heart begins to melt. They fall in love. They fall out. Theyre- fall in love. They get engaged for real. END PLOTIf you have read this and are thinking - "Hey! You have totally spoiledthe movie for me" then where the hell have you been living since thedawn of time? All romantic comedies must follow the same beats. It'sthe law, it's probably in the American Constitution somewhere so aswith most rom-coms The Proposal doesn't rely on the story fororiginality or shocks but rather on the performance of the leads andsupporting cast, as we already know before the teaser trailer has endedthat they will in fact, live happily ever after.Nowhere in cinematic history has the two leads in a movie been aspreened, polished, groomed, styled and perfected as Sandra Bullock andRyan Reynolds. They are barely human. They exist solely to bebeautiful. Even if they are covered in mud or almost drowned in theAlaskan sea they still pull of dowdy in the most preened, polished,groomed, styled and perfected way.Bullock and Reynolds have the advantage of being naturally charismaticand both can to comedy competently up to standard rom-com expectations.If the movie had starred Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey then youknow you would be in for a tough ninety minutes.The problem is Bullocks character, when in New York and in b!tch modenever really seemed that threatening. Is it possible for Bullock to beunlikeable? She lacked that extra bit of bitterness and sharpness thatsomeone like Meryl Streep could easily just phone-in to herperformance. This meant that the inevitable softening of her characterMargaret didn't really pull any emotional punches as she didn't comeoff as particularly mean or distant in the first place. I am notheartless though, when Betty White (a name I probably should recognisebut I honestly don't!) gave her a necklace which is a longstandingfamily heirloom it was quite sweet to watch her realise that she was anaccepted member of the Paxton family.Reynolds was just Reynolds, walking around with two out of his smallselection of looks. This movie we were treated to "confused" and "smartass". You can tell them apart by how far he opens his mouth and widenshis eyes. As with all rom-coms there is that one character who is there for thepurpose of obtaining cheap laughs. He is usually a male most likely tobe effeminate in nature or an in-your-face-homosexual, as, we all know- gay people are hilarious (apart from Will and Grace). The Proposalwent the other way with Oscar Nunez' who stars (so I have read) in theAmerican version of The Office playing the roles of the town stripper,shop assistant and vicar. The audience seemed to really enjoy his striproutine and were in hysterics when he popped up out of the blue tomarry Margaret and Andrew (Reynolds) but me - not so much.Apart from Bullock and Reynolds there is nothing more beautiful thanrom-com New York. It is as preened, polished, groomed, styled andperfected as can be. It does look gorgeous but it was totally upstagedby Alaska. It turns out Alaska isn't all husky dogs, igloos and SarahPalin (pitiful attempt at political humour) as the location wasgorgeous and to be honest I would take small town Sitka over uptown NewYork any day of the weekI think that the only flaw in The Proposal is that I was there to seeit. The audience in the packed out screen two were thoroughly enjoyingthemselves, laughing out aloud at the tiniest little thing whereas themost I could muster up was a smile at Gammys fake heart attack. Ididn't sit there stone faced the whole time and I did enjoy the moviefor the time filling ninety minutes that it was but I don't think Ilaughed once as I found nothing particularly funny in the entire movie.The Proposal could be compared to an old repeat of Friends - you watchit for easygoing familiarity and comfort and not for high class andwitty humour. I would give it a generously watchable 6/10; you know going into themovie that you wont be watching anything remotely original but thecharisma of Bullock and Reynolds give it an extra few points.
The Proposal (2009)Well, I love Sandra Bullock, and the theme sounded good, and so I mademyself enjoy those aspects of this film. But it' s formula flick. Ithas great laughs and some groaning moments and some clichÃ©s and sillyparts that are forgettable. Not such a great film, as films go, butfun, as fun goes. That's not so much to scoff at.Oh, it's a romantic comedy, probably falling in some "chick flick"category, and on that score it works. Bullock is frankly terrific--sheplays an unlikable character and you like her anyway. She got her kudosrecently with "The Blind Side" and deservedly, but she has a whole slewof other films, most of them pretty slim affairs, where she is aliveand spontaneous and remarkable anyway. Her love interest here is a flatbut charming Ryan Reynolds, who often plays these kinds of parts (andhas a way of making it natural, but never quite inspired). The director, one of a whole host of young women directors finallygoing mainstream, did "27 Dresses" previously, which put her on coursehere. It would be nice to see her not settling for a routine moneymaker, but use her ability to create a easy, funny, natural mood forsomething a little less superficial. That might just take better rawmaterial.But this is what it is, and if you're in the mood to not work too hardor be too involved, this might just pass the evening.
This review is from: The Proposal (Single-Disc Edition) (DVD) This was a funny movie, I enjoyed very much. Sandra Bullock is a very funny lady.
This review is from: The Proposal (Single-Disc Edition) (DVD) Enjoyed the movie. Was not disappointed. Sandra Bullock was great. Looking forward to seeing the Blind Side also when it comes out on DVD.Amazon is my favorite source for DVD's as well as other merchandise.
For me this is the kind of movie that depends heavily on the actorschosen for the parts. For example, if someone like Will Ferrell hadplayed the part of Andrew Paxton, it would not have been a very goodmovie at all. But it is a good movie, with Bullock and Reynolds, funnyand with an interesting story.Sandra Bullock is hard-driving publishing house boss Margaret Tate. Herassistant who puts up with all the crap she can sling his way is RyanReynolds as Andrew Paxton. He wants badly to get a promotion to editorand a situation arises that just might give him his big break.Margaret is Canadian, working in NY on a visa. But when she goes out ofthe country without approval, for an important business dealimmigration doesn't like it. Now she must go back to Canada, and wait ayear, unemployed, to regain her status. Unless ... she marries anAmerican.So that in essence is what the movie is about. She essentiallyblackmails Andrew, he will be out of a job is he doesn't agree to marryher, and if he does marry her he will get the big promotion.Most of the movie is set at Andrew's family home, a large estate on thewater outside Sitka Alaska. Seems that his family is very wealthy, ownquite a chunk of the businesses in Sitka, but Andrew wanted to go awayand make a name for himself.Mary Steenburgen is good as Andrew's mom, Grace Paxton. And Craig T.Nelson is good as his dad, Joe Paxton. His grandmother is Betty Whiteas Grandma Annie, celebrating her 90th birthday, and that is the reasonthey travel back to Alaska.The funniest scene is when Margaret forgot to get a towel, and iswalking across the bedroom floor naked as Andrew is also walking naked,and they surprise each other and end up on the floor.MAJOR SPOILERS, for my recollection. As the wedding ceremony ishappening in the old barn, a traditional family wedding location,Margaret is overcome with guilt and confesses everything, and thewedding is stopped. She arrives in her NY office, and is cleaningeverything out to leave immediately for Canada, but Andrew shows up. Hehas fallen in love with her and wants to marry her. She is scared, butagrees and the movie ends with them hugging as office personnel cheerthem on.
This is a clever, funny, engaging comedy with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Because it is light-hearted and a predictable script, the romantic comedy would be best enjoyed by die-hard Sandra Bullock fans. Bullock plays a career-driven, Top Publisher, Margaret Tate who also happens to be a Canadian citizen. She is denied a visa and does not want to be sent back to Canada as it will ruin her career in the U.S.A. Her assistant, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) has taken her whims and gruff treatment as a way to get into the publishing business. In a very funny scene she is meeting with her superiors and realizes she can become a citizen if she marries an American Citizen. She grabs her assistant Andrew and announces they are engaged. She forces him to become her fiancee, and he goes along with it for other reasons. He has a trip to Alaska planned and she goes with him to prove to U.S. Immigration that this is a valid marriage. Betty White plays "grandma" and is delightful spirit.The acting and comedic timing is fun to watch - and the film is predictable but the film gives a great and funny entertaining two hours.