The Proposal

The Proposal

Anne Fletcher (2009)

12A Certificate


Our Score
Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is a big-shot editor at a New York publishing company who, in order to avoid deportation to her native Canada, pressures her assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) into marrying her. Desperate to keep his job, Andrew grudgingly accepts. The hitch comes when the US government starts to nose around, forcing the two to cement the lie by spending the weekend in Alaska with Paxton's family. A gentle, predictable plot is fleshed out well with strong performances from Bullock and Reynolds, who share real chemistry and comic timing. And Betty White (TV's Golden Girls) shines as the matriarch who thinks marriage is just peachy. Nicely directed by Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses), with some snappy banter from scriptwriter Peter Ciarelli, the movie sometimes comes close to the screwball romantic comedies of old.


A Canadian publishing editor working in New York faces deportation to her own country. Desperate to stay in America, she offers her assistant a promotion if he will marry her, but an immigration official becomes suspicious and the pair are forced to go to desperate lengths to look like a happy couple. Romantic comedy, starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.

Cast & Crew

Margaret Tate Sandra Bullock
Andrew Paxton Ryan Reynolds
Grace Paxton Mary Steenburgen
Joe Paxton Craig T Nelson
Grandma Annie Betty White
Mr Gilbertson Denis O'Hare
Gertrude Malin Akerman
Chairman Bergen Michael Nouri
Director Anne Fletcher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Edited for languageAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 17 Jul 2009
Comedy Drama