Proposal (2009) - Golden Globe® Nominee!
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Here Comes The Bribe...
|When high-powered book editor Margaret(Sandra Bullock) faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she's actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew(Ryan Reynolds), who she's tormented for years. He agrees to participate in the charade, but with a few conditions of his own. The unlikely couple heads to Alaska to meet his quirky family(Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White), and the always-in-control city girl finds herself in one comedic fish-out-of-water situation after another. With an impromptu wedding in the works and an immigration official on their tails, Margaret and Andrew reluctantly vow to stick to the plan despite the precarious consequences.|
"Hilarious fun. Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The chemical energy between Bullock and Reynolds is fresh and irresistible. Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
Editor's NoteTHE PROPOSAL could have been a strictly script-by-numbers affair, but hilarious performances by Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds improve this romantic comedy. Publishing powerhouse Margaret Tate (Bullock, TWO WEEKS NOTICE) is used to getting her way. She bullies her ambitious assistant, Andrew Paxton (Reynolds, DEFINITELY, MAYBE), earning the ire of all the underlings at Colden Books in New York City. But Margaret, a native Canadian, finds her career in jeopardy when she is denied a visa and learns she will be sent northward. She forces Andrew to become her fiancé, but she?ll have to take a trip home to Alaska with him to prove to U.S. Immigration that their impending union is genuine. What ensues is a combination of GREEN CARD, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, and GREEN ACRES, with the hell-in-heels boss trying to fake a romance with her assistant as she struggles to survive as a city girl in the country. However, THE PROPOSAL proves to be more than the sum of its parts; Bullock has been one of Julia Roberts?s successors to the America?s-sweetheart crown since she starred in SPEED, but this comedy has her challenging her image with hilarious ease. Reynolds--who could be just window-dressing with his good looks and easy charm--is an excellent foil who is just as adept with sarcasm as he is with a smile. The two stars are supported by an impressive cast, including Betty White as Andrew?s scheming 90-year-old grandmother, Craig T. Nelson as his disappointed father, and THE OFFICE?s Oscar Nunez as an ubiquitous resident of his hometown. THE PROPOSAL may offer few surprises in the way of plot, but the on-screen talent keeps the film feeling fresh.
The Proposal (2009) - DVD Review
By: Chris Barsanti filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 10/2/2009 8:08 PM
|An everything-goes kind of romantic comedy that gets some mileage out of being less horrible than it should have been, The Proposal marks one major advancement for modern Hollywood: Neither Kate Hudson nor Rene Zellweger are anywhere to be seen. The shenanigans concocted by producer-turned-screenwriter Pete Chiarelli seem right up their alley, after all: Hardbitten career woman takes a break from abusing her male assistant to blackmail him into marriage (she's Canadian, wouldn't you know). Much zany subterfuge and the occasional Hallmark moment then follow, ensuring that her heart of ice will be melted by his warm family and sweet sweet smile....read the full review|
The Proposal - DVD Review
By: Jon Erbar Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 10/14/2009 4:23 AM
|Facing deportation, a scathing, hard-nosed publicist (Sandra Bullock) and her passive-aggressive assistant (Ryan Reynolds) soon find themselves thrust toward the sacred bonds of matrimony. One needs a groom to stay in the country, the other needs a bride to keep his job. Their plan is simple enough: a quick marriage followed by a quicker divorce. While visiting the to-be in-laws in Alaska, however, these faux-betrotheds soon find themselves questioning their true feelings and the sincerity of this proposal....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Craig T. Nelson|
|Mary McLaglen - Executive Producer|
|Sandra Bullock - Executive Producer|
|Oliver Stapleton - Director of Photography|
|Aaron Zigman - Composer|
|Peter Chiarelli - Screenwriter|
|Todd Lieberman - Producer|
|David Hoberman - Producer|
|Roberto Orci - Executive Producer|
|Alex Kurtzman - Executive Producer|
|Anne Fletcher - Director|