The Proposal (2009)
It's fun, it's light, [but] it has a hard time when its tries to get heavy.
This is a small, humorous movie in some ways, but it has a huge heart. What a nice experience.
All of these films share one commonality, that being a kind of emotional center that humanizes a cast of monsters.
Better than i expected ! funny movie . underneath all of it it tells us one word familly is everyithing . protect it at any cost
Like I said in the headline, I'm not a big RomCom fan, but this does feature actors I am fans of in Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Not to mention the hilarious supportive role Betty White plays. The storyline is a new take on a classic RomCom narrative and both Bullock & Reynolds play off each other well.
A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada. The Proposal benefits from 2 strong leads, Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock and even tho it goes to a familiar territory regarding it's plot except the good amount of laughs there's also a good amount of drama that both leads sell quite well. The score is great and the perfomances from the supporting cast is excellent (especially Betty White). This is film that people will definitely enjoy. (A+)
For three years, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) has slaved as the assistant to Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock, hard-driving editor at a New York publisher. When Margaret, a Canadian, faces deportation for an expired visa, she hatches a scheme to marry Andrew - he agrees if she'll promise a promotion. A skeptical INS agent vows to test the couple about each other the next Monday. Andrew had plans to fly home that weekend for his grandma's 90th, so Margaret goes with him - to Sitka, Alaska - where mom, dad, and grams await. I must say, for a romantic comedy with Sandra Bullock, the plot is a bit complex. Most of these films just waddle down into a desire for happiness and sex jokes, but "The Proposal" does more than that. It has its moments of fun and laughs, but mostly returns to the boring clichés that make us hate romantic comedies. Too bad, "The Proposal" was on to something. Sandra Bullock played the uptight professional role well, but struggled coming out of her shell as an actress and being funny. Ryan Reynolds' character could have been played by anyone. He doesn't have the charm or the comedic talent that is needed to drive a comedy. With the typical frustrating falling apart moments and mayhem, "The Proposal" looses its heart that we all were waiting for. It had the potential to be a quick and fun comedy with some sweetness at the end, but mostly just looks for cheap laughs and chaotic events.