PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.
"Downtown" Sitka is actually Rockport, Massachusetts, which includes a famous tourist area called Bearskin Neck. The harbor formed by the Neck is where Motif #1 is located. Rockport remains a working fishing village, especially for lobster, although the bigger fisheries are in nearby Gloucester. The filming was done in April, which is off season for large numbers of visitors. Bullock and Reynolds were seen shopping locally.
Margaret says she can't sleep with the sun streaming in, implying the long summer time days, but the next scene shows a low rise winter sun barely getting above the horizon.
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)