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 is like a "servant" around Margaret he lets the rest of the world (the office and his family) how much he hates her. He even sends broadcast text messages to the staff, each time Margaret approaches. Through a bad judgement by Margaret to land an interview overseas, Imigration has revoked her visa (she is a Canadian) and will be deporting her. Not only that, she will not be able to return to the US for at least a year, which would effectively nix her editior job.
Desperate, she hatches a scheme where she and Andrew are getting married. She then has to make a lot a concessions to him so he will go along with the plan and convince immigration. What follows is that Margaret has to travel with Andrew to a family birthday party and Andrew is not who she thought he was.
It takes a while into the movie for some let up to Margaret's "Dragon Lady" personality. A lot gets helped along by Andrew's grandmother (Betty White) and mother (Mary Steenburgen) who both put in "A" performances. The movie never gets too campy like some of Reynolds prior films, instead the level of humor is about right (maybe along the lines of The Devil Wears Prada).
This is one of the better comedies I have seen this year, a good "date" flick.
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