Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Proposal (2009) PG13 - 3½ Stars

Here's a cute role reversal with the strong woman as boss and the meek mannered male assistant. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds work well together in this fun romantic comedy. Lots of laughs and I always love seeing an appearance of Betty White.

Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock), is an well respecting editor who has poured herself entirely into her work. But instead of being promoted, her company finds out she is an illegal alien from Canada and threatens to send her home. Her quick wit finds a way out as she announces to her bosses that she is engaged to an American citizen Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), her assistant. Andrew, put on the spot from his boss, has nothing he can say but to agree with her. After all the torture he's endured working with her, he makes sure he's getting something out of the deal for going along with it.

Meanwhile, with immigration hot on their tail, this new couple sets off on a "Meet the Family" retreat in Alaska. After spending time with Grandma Annie (Betty White), Joe (Craig T. Nelson), and Grace Paxton (Mary Steenburgen), Margaret gets a taste of what family life can really be like and grows a new respect for her less than equal, Andrew.

Touchstone, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Director: Anne Fletcher
Writer: Peter Chiarelli
Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman
I viewed 12/09

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