Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Proposal*Movie Review*


Minor Spoiler Alert

My sister and I have been both wanting to see The Proposal since the trailers came out and finally last Friday, we were able to(we dragged her boyfriend along too). Any movie with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds has to be good, right?!

It was weird seeing Sandra Bullock play a complete bitch in this movie(I just kept seeing her in Miss Congeniality and Practical Magic), but I think it added some more to the respect I have for her as an actress. And Ryan-there is only one thing to say--Hott-ay(It needed the extra syllable)! So of course I had no problem at all watching him on the big screen-Lol-

Here is my personal synopsis on the movie:

Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is the executive editor-in-chief of a book publishing company, Colden Books. You can tell she is a bitch in the beginning of the movie because she strikes fear into the heart of every employee in the office-They see her coming and they spread the word 'the witch is coming' via IM.

Enter her poorly treated assistant, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), who has been working under the devils wing for two whole years doing her bidding without so much as a contradictory word.

This all changes drastically when Margaret is pulled into the higher ups office and told that her visa application to be in the United states has been denied and she has to be deported to her native country of Canada. As she tries to find a way to stay, in walks Andrew(Ryan) and in a panicked moment, she blurts out that they are in love and to be married.

Of course, that changes everything! They must go to the immigration office and file paperwork so she can stay, but before they do that, Andrew demands that he be raised to editor. Stuck between a rock and deportation, Margaret accepts his demands and off to the office to fill out paperwork. In walks the 'hard ass' (and I say that in the most loose term) government official that knows these two are faking engagement just so she can stay in the United States and he will do whatever it takes to bring out the truth!

I don't want to give too much away, but from that point on in the movie it just got sweeter and funnier. It's one of those feel good movies that makes you laugh and feel along with the characters. Of course it's going to be a chick flick, but seriously, what's wrong with a good chick flick?

Honestly, this wasn't the best movie I have ever seen, but it's a very good movie that is most definitely worth the watch! Of course Betty White doesn't hurt the film at all-She is truly a wonderful actress and I respect her immensely :D

Here is some technical information:

  • It's rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity and language.
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Color: Color
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Hopefully you all go out and give this movie a watch. Let me know how you all like it too :D As for my first movie review, what did you think? Do you have any suggestions for improvement?

Love and Energies.


Live, Love, Laugh, Write! said...

AHHHHhhhhHHHHhhh! I hadn't ever seen a full preview for it! Now I have to see it! The only question is when and with who? Mmm... Maybe Kat and Bethie... Neither Kat or I can be the driver for medical reasons...but Bethie can! :P

Erm, and I didn't read your actual post cuz I didn't want the spoilers :P

Judy said...

Yes I don't walk to see this movie. I loved it...a tad corny in spots but very funny too. Just a very good movie...go, go...see it!

missknits said...

ohh i have head nothing but great reviews about this movie! cant wait to see it!