Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Proposal

Movie Title-- The Proposal

Release Year-- 2009

Running Time-- 1 Hour and 48 Minutes

Film Company-- Mandeville Films

Film Director-- Anne Fletcher

Cast-- Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White

High profile book editor Margaret Tate finds out that she is in danger of being deported so she forces her assistant Andrew Paxton to marry her. So they won't get caught by immigration, Andrew takes Margaret home with him to Alaska for his grandmother's 90th birthday so that she can learn more about Andrew and his family.

I really enjoyed this movie. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds had wonderful chemistry in this movie. They were so funny, they seem to make a great comedic pair. Reynolds plays Drew Paxton, Margaret Tate's (Bullock) assistant who does anything he can to make her happy, only because he knows she will make his life hell if he doesn't. He changes everything about himself because high powered Margaret only seems to care about herself. It isn't until she is threatened with deportation that she realizes that she needs Drew. Drew agrees to marry her but makes his own conditions, knowing that all she can do is agree to them. As the two of them head off to Alaska together to meet Drew's family, Margaret realizes how much she doesn't really know about Drew and doesn't really care to learn anything about him (other than what she has to so she can pass the immigration test) until she meets his family. From there is where the hilarity ensues. As in a romantic comedy, the story isn't totally believable but then again it's purpose is to make the viewer laugh.

Betty White was hilarious. The best part in this movie is when Grandma Annie (Betty White) and Margaret are in the forest dancing, I could not stop laughing while I was watching it. Also, Ramone, played by Oscar Nunez was a pretty good character. It did seem like as the movies goes on that Ramone was the only person in town that actually worked, which that in itself was very amusing.

Alaska was a beautiful setting in this film. The different views of the mountains, especially in the reflections of the water were breath taking. Everything down to the score was good in this film because sometimes when a movie is good, the right score can make that film that much better. I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for a romantic comedy or anyone just looking for a good laugh. I hope you enjoy this one, tomorrow is a documentary so come back for that one and don't forget the popcorn!!

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