PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pushy boss forces his young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.
Despite most of the film being set in Alaska, it was actually shot in Boston and on Boston's North Shore. In one of the scenes, you can see the famous Rockport icon, "Motif No. 1," the little red shack famous for being a subject of many famous painters' and photographers' work. Snow-capped mountains (or any mountains, for that matter) are nowhere to be found on the North Shore. Those were added in digitally.
Granny Annie, who is celebrating her 90th birthday says she wore the wedding dress when she was pregnant, but also says her mother made the dress in 1929. Granny would have been ten years old in 1929, however, Granny never says that she was the first one to wear the dress.
SPOILER: During the first half of the end credits there are various clips of Mr. Gilbertson (the immigration "detective") interviewing Margaret, Andrew, Ramone (the "stripper"), Grace and Joe (Andrew's mom and dad), and Grandma Annie.
There is an alternate ending to the film in which the plane in which Margaret is going to New York comes back to Sitka Airport and Ryan Reynolds' final speech takes place over there only
$33,627,598 (USA) (21 June 2009)