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The Proposal

45 Ratings: 2.5
A 2009 comedy movie directed by Anne Fletcher.

Rom-com favorite Sandra Bullock and the affably charming Ryan Reynolds’s superb chemistry turnThe Proposalfrom otherwise standard romantic-comedy fare to one that is entertaining and sure to garner laughs. Margaret (Sandra Bullock) is a workaholic, … see full wiki

Director: Anne Fletcher
Release Date: 19 June 2009 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
17 reviews about The Proposal
review by . May 30, 2010
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Charming and Heart-Warming
I'm not much a fan of the rom-com genre, but I do have a place in my heart for both Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. I have only recently viewed this and had very high hopes due to the glowing reviews that have surrounded it, and I must say, I found it to be rather enjoyable. The film follows a fairly cliché plot line; man hates woman; woman is insufferable; man gets to know woman; woman gets to know man; they both fall in love and live happily ever after.      Sandra …
review by . July 15, 2010
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Sandra Bullock is one of my favorite female stars, so it was no surprise that she gave a fine performance as Margaret in The Proposal (Single Disc Widescreen). She's a lovely, likable person in real life and was perfect casting for this role of a New York editor who blackmails her assistant (Andrew, played by Ryan Reynolds) into proposing to her so she can avoid deportation to Canada. Turn-about being fair play, he then blackmails her for a promotion. Although she's a workaholic and a demanding …
review by . October 04, 2010
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Heres a proposal, more original content in these romantic comedies and it can make them better
Theres a lot of romantic comedies out there and much like James Bond movies they follow a pretty predictable formula.  Two opposites attract for one reason or another.  Put an old flame in the middle, a non violent antagonist to attempt to break them up, have some comic relief in the form of a sidekick or an older woman, parents who can be a mix of sweet and doting or scrutinizing and hard to sell and an embarrassing reveal which will usually lead to the pair getting back together again …
review by . December 12, 2009
   Anyone who has seen Greencard or any other movie where the main characters are at odds and forced together, can pretty much figure out the direction of this movie.  That doesn't mean it is fun nonetheless.  Bullock plays a tough New York book editor (Margaret) that has the whole office cringing in fear of her.  Reynolds plays her pandering assistant (Andrew) who will do anything to be promoted to editor and get his book published.      Though Andrew …
review by . February 17, 2010
Marry me!
Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock), a high-powered and much disliked editor, is facing deportation back to Canada unless she can force her assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her in a hurry. He reluctantly agrees and takes her to Alaska to meet his family which includes his 90-year old grandmother (Betty White).      I liked this movie a lot. Bullock is talented, mature, and naturally funny and Reynolds is very likable. On the down side, Bullock almost looks old enough to be his mother …
review by . July 04, 2009
 There may be nothing new under the sun in romantic comedies, but if this is your genre, there is lots of fun to be had in "The Proposal." Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds have a slight implausibility issue as a couple but they make the most of the clever script and as you knew it would, it all turns out happy in the end.       Bullock plays Margaret Tate, a harpy of a boss in a New York publishing firm. Reynolds is Andrew Paxton, her baby-boy secretary, …
review by . October 13, 2009
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I like Sandra Bullock, but this movie didn't do much for me. It has some funny scenes, but overall isn't that funny. The who tyrannical boss - obsequious assistant dynamic just doesn't translate well into a love story. The fact that Bullock is an immigrant is almost forgotten. Unlike the excellent Green Card, The Proposal never really plays up any cultural differences because, well, Bullock's character is Canadian. This is a shame.    Overall, one is left with too many unbelievable …
Quick Tip by . July 30, 2010
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I thought Bullock was simply unbelievable as a tyrantical boss, and therefore the movie just flopped.
review by . June 14, 2009
Romantic comedy junkies are in for a treat. As a Bullock fan I couldn't resist the sneak preview of The Proposal. Even after the first five minutes of the film were soundless due to technical issues in my theater, I have to say it's one of the best films romantic comedies I've seen in quite some time.       Ryan Reynolds doesn't need words to act, his eyes and facial expressions make his thoughts loud and clear. Are there more expressive eyes in Hollywood? And sarcasm, oh, there …
Quick Tip by . June 09, 2010
Sandra Bullock at her best!
Quick Tip by . May 31, 2010
Cute, sweet romance
review by . November 06, 2009
I first heard of "The Proposal" when the trailer aired in theaters last year. I thought this might be a touching and outrageously hilarious Romantic Comedy. But sadly what I got instead was a cliched, predictable, formula driven comedy less Romance film with little to no originality.             The Proposal tries it's best to hide it's failure to please and to plausible entertain but it can't. It's reliant on formula all the way though the story, …
Quick Tip by . February 22, 2010
much cuter than I'd expected and several lol moments. for what it was, pretty well done and fun.
Quick Tip by . February 17, 2010
Entertaining & quite refreshing. No wow factor and chemistry is lacking between the lead cast.
review by . January 13, 2010
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THE PROPOSAL as written by Pete Chiarelli and directed by Anne Fletcher looks on the surface (posters, promos. trailer) like yet another version of tough woman manipulates subservient guy in a toss that ends up in a role reversal. And in many ways that is what this film is about: hard-as-rocks but beautiful editor Margaret (Sandra Bullock) verbally abuses her assistant, wannabe author Andrew (Ryan Reynolds), until her employers discover her visa is expired and she is to be deported to her native …
review by . December 12, 2009
A pleasant, sweet, predictable movie about a nasty boss, Margaret Tate (don't call her anything but Margaret), that corners her assistant, Andrew Paxton; into marrying her so she won't be deported. You see, she is Canadian, and was too busy with her career to file the right immigration papers. So she must marry an American. What follows is standard classic romantic comedy that has been replicated thousands of times, starting back in the forties.     This would be an awful movie …
review by . September 18, 2009
Typically, I dislike "chick flicks" ... some are ok, but most are mediocre at best. I was expecting another "27 Dresses" or "Maid of Honor" but "The Proposal" shocked me - it is a nice combination of "Dan in Real Life" and "Miss Congeniality". The story is well-written and usually pretty-darn funny.      The plot is relatively straight-forward a high-strung editor realizes that she is about to be deported to Canada. She forces her assistant to lie to immigration and state that …
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