If you are looking for realism then watch a 3 hour drama, but if you want to escape for awhile and just enjoy a movie you don't have to think too much about then it's worth your time. It was also fun seeing some of my local Boston area acting colleagues doing background work in the film. The outcome of the plot might be predictable, but the road getting there is surprisingly sharp and entertaining. 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. As a producer, she knows her on- screen strengths and weaknesses, and, most importantly, she knows her audience and, despite the hard-nosed ice-queen she chooses to play here, everyone will continue to love her. Overall this is not a unique movie or even a unique role for Bullock but it is a very funny and fun way to spend an afternoon. 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.
I would definitely see it again. The film looks gorgeous and not just the two lead actors : the prettiness of the interior sets is matched by the choice of locations. What happens next will not surprise viewers but they will get many laughs along the way. We, then, get lots of family characters thrown in, with a great reduction of Bullock and Reynolds mutual screen time. The audience loved this film and it's going to get positive word-of-mouth from whoever sees it - young or old. The Proposal 2009 Subtitles For three years, Andrew Paxton has slaved as the assistant to Margaret Tate, hard-driving editor at a New York publisher.
I'd like to see them in another project that follows through all the way. . The writing was first-rate intellectual, snappy sparring, even throwing in some literary references in the put-downs. It hasn't looked this good since the era of Doris Day. It may not be the best romantic comedy I have seen but the movie still holds lots of charm. I wish the filmmakers could have pushed and maintained the pace and feel for the entire movie.
I don't believe that it is supported well or justified by what came before it. Maudlin music comes in on the soundtrack, letting us know that this part of the movie is supposed to tug on our heartstrings. I don't buy the inevitable resolution either. 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. However, it does exactly what it is supposed to do; that is to entertain you. It's going to be around for a long time. While much of the film is set amidst the beauty of a seaside town in Alaska, even New York City is made to look like something out of a story book.
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 beautiful Alaskan setting doesn't hurt things either. 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. Although the movie is predictable, like most romance comedies are, nevertheless it was sweet. Reynolds and Bullock are so good, they could be this generation's Tracy and Hepburn. Unexpectedly, though, the surprises come from behind the scenes. The Proposal is the story of a tough editor Margaret Tate Bullock who forces her assistant Andrew Tate Ryan Reynolds to marry her so she can stay in the U.
Andrew had plans to fly home that weekend for his grandma's 90th, so Margaret goes with him - to Sitka, Alaska - where mom, dad, and grams await. Well, if I could split the movie into two, I would say that the first half is a superb Proposal and the second half is fairly traditional Hollywood pablum. Both of the lead characters have surprises in their backgrounds to reveal, and the settings are beautiful. Kudos to the Director, Anne Fletcher, and the Screenwriter, Pete Chiarelli. Interestingly, in the movie Bullock plays a Canadian and Reynolds an American while in real life, the reverse is true. In the first half, the wonderful comedic timing and chemistry between Bullock and Reynolds was terrific. You might even recognize Motif No.
The Proposal isn't going to win any Oscars, nor will it become your favourite movie of all time. When Margaret, a Canadian, faces deportation for an expired visa, she hatches a scheme to marry Andrew - he agrees if she'll promise a promotion. Well, we were all pleasantly surprised. Reynolds and Bullocks are very funny and also very believable. Sure a bit unrealistic in terms of the time line of the whole plot takes place but this is why we have movies like this, so you can escape into the fantasy of romance and humor.
Frankly, I was surprised to see so many empty seats at the sneak-preview last night in Boston, but I hope that doesn't get the filmmakers down. . . . . . .
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