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The Proposal

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2009
  • Anne Fletcher
  • 103 mins
  • 12A

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Sandra Bullock is a big-shot at a New York publishing house who pressures her assistant (Ryan Reynolds) into marrying her to avoid deportation back to Canada. The hitch comes when officials begin to nose around, forcing the pair to cement the lie by spending the weekend in Alaska with Reynolds's family. A gentle, predictable plot is fleshed out with strong comic turns from the two leads, who enjoy the snappy dialogue and share real chemistry. Betty White (TV's Golden Girls) also shines as the matriarch who thinks marriage is just peachy. Nicely directed by Anne Fletcher (27 Dresses), the movie sometimes comes close to the screwball romantic comedies of old.

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Credits

Cast

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Margaret TateSandra Bullock
Andrew PaxtonRyan Reynolds
Grace PaxtonMary Steenburgen
Joe PaxtonCraig T Nelson
Grandma AnnieBetty White
Mr GilbertsonDenis O'Hare
GertrudeMalin Akerman
Chairman BergenMichael Nouri

Crew

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DirectorAnne Fletcher

Details

Theatrical distributor
Buena Vista
Released on
2009-07-17
Language
English
Guidance
Edited for language
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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