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The Proposal

The Proposal

For all that know me, I am not a fan of any and all “chick flicks.”  I can probably count on one hand the number of romantic comedies that I have actually enjoyed.  Therefore, it should come as quite a surprise that I actually chose to go see this movie over The Hangover.  The main reason was the feeling that The Hangover was starting to get the over-hype treatment with me.

Overall, I’d say I was quite pleased with The Proposal.  It’s nothing more than your simple “can love find its way” moving picture.  You throw in the lovable Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, add some crazy Betty White, and the laughs will begin to appear.

The story is simple.  Crazy, work first boss Margaret is being deported back to Canada until she forces her assistant to admit that they are getting married.  The threat of hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and years in prison cannot qwell Andrew’s commitment to his boss and the possibility of a huge promotion.  Man you have to love the American business world.  First step in committing this fraud is to tell Andrew’s parents and of course his father who wants him to just take over the family business.  Oh no…conflict….

Betty White steals the show as the crazy grandmother but Ryan and Sandra are entertaining in their own right.  There are times when the movie gets too serious for how it starts, but it passes in time.  Make certain you stay after with the credits for the funny post interviews with the Immigrations officer.

[Rating: 3/5]

Posted under Movies


Ben Says:
July 12th, 2009 at 12:07 pm

I wonder how many people read the title of this post and thought it was going to be about something else.

Brittany Says:
July 15th, 2009 at 9:05 am

Haha. I knew you were talking about the movie, but I wanted to see if you actually went to see it. Will might be disappointed in you. On the other hand, I admire your willingness to view a chick flick with an open mind and see it for its positives (and negatives).

Ben Says:
July 15th, 2009 at 9:33 am

I usually don’t go and can’t stand the genre for the most part. There truly are only about 4-5 that I can actually enjoy and/or watch.

Ben Says:
July 18th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

He’s lying. He goes. He loves them! They make him tear up! 😉

May Says:
July 18th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

oppps… that last message was by me (May)

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