Sandra Bullock is at her funniest in the fresh, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy The Proposal. On the verge of being deported and losing the high-powered job she lives for, the controlling Margaret announces she's engaged to her unsuspecting, put-upon assistant Andrew. After proposing a few demands of his own, the mismatched couple heads to Alaska where they have four short days to convince his quirky family and a very sceptical immigration agent that their charade is real. Featuring a star-studded supporting cast, including Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson and the delightfully inappropriate Betty White, this madcap comedy will have you saying "yes" to The Proposal again and again
- The Proposal review by Jawbreaker
The Proposal is entirely predictable in the usual Hollywood way, the premise with a slight twist has been seen before and the ending is no great surprise. However it’s the journey that proves to be entertaining and the real attraction. I’ve got a lot of time for Sandra Bullock; she knows her range and has built a successful career out of what tools are at her disposal. On this experience she can play a hardnosed businesswoman with ease! My main criticism is the length of the film for this genre is too long. The Proposal tries to cover an array of characters and events, so much so that it feels a few scenes were taken out, as it jumps in places. More could have been made of family relationships or the background to the couple, as most of the detail was pretty shallow. In spite of this staying with developments was easy. I really wished we had more of the New York angle, but it was refreshing that the majority of the film takes place in a distant location. I found myself thinking back to Local Hero in places, a marvellous film and this is no match, but as a rom-com with a touch of its charm, The Proposal isn’t half bad.
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I wish she was my boss
- The Proposal review by BL
Funny, madcap and yes believable if you have ever considered you boss romantically. Superb performance as always by Sandra Bullock (even when stern she makes me smile in expectation) and great supporting performances especialy Ryan Reynolds as Andrew. Just as he sees his chance to rebel he realises that in the end she would always be the one.
This is a great romcom and if you like Sandra Bullock then of course you'll love this. The lead is great and it's very very funny, I loved it and I thought it was well done with a great plot line. This movie is definitely worth seeing if you are a fan of the genre.
Sandra Bullock is at her best in this type of rom com-se is fun,versatile and quite beilievable . Ryan Rynalds provides a good foil but the person who steals the movie is the Gammy-Betty White-great to see her still going . Good popcorn movie
There was so many good laughs in the first half hour or so I was wondering how I had missed this film before. Unfortunately it all come to a juddering halt after that with some rather cringe worthy scenes revolving around a stripper and then a camp fire. It's one of those films that really could have been a classic but then they just ran out of ideas. Shame really.