The Proposal (I) (2009)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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.

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  • Ryan Reynolds at an event for The Proposal (2009)
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  • Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal (2009)
  • Oscar Nuñez at an event for The Proposal (2009)
  • Craig T. Nelson and Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal (2009)
  • Ryan Reynolds and Anne Fletcher in The Proposal (2009)

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14 June 2009 | Willwoodlen
| better than expected
We went into this movie more or less out of despair; the cinema offerings seemed uniformly lousy and we simply wanted to see a movie that looked like fun. This one looked stupid: I'd seen Betty White promoting the movie on Jimmy Fallon's show and the scene shown was idiotic, though it did have a couple of amusing lines. Well, we were all pleasantly surprised. The outcome of the plot might be predictable, but the road getting there is surprisingly sharp and entertaining. There are quite a few witty lines and exchanges, and the delivery and timing of the two stars and, of course, of Betty White are just about perfect. Both of the lead characters have surprises in their backgrounds to reveal, and the settings are beautiful. There are one or two scenes that are clunkers, but even the dopey episode with White's Grandma Annie doing a ritualistic dance in the woods ends up having some relevance to a later plot event. The movie is well thought-out and well executed, and the actors create characters who engage us, even if we don't know anyone quite like them in our own lives.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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