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Rated PG-13 · 108 minutes · 2009
Putting Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in a movie together was a good idea. They have great chemistry, are quite charming and can get some good laughs, even with meager material. Hopefully, The Proposal won’t be the only time they share the screen—because the movie isn’t half as good as the stars occupying it. Bullock plays Margaret Tate, a big-time player at a book-publishing company, and boss to Andrew Paxton (Reynolds). Andrew endures all sorts of job humiliation in the hopes that he will one day become an editor. When it is discovered that Margaret, a Canadian, has an elapsed work visa, and deportation is imminent. Margaret comes up with a big lie: She and Andrew have been conducting a secret relationship, and they are engaged. The premise is silly and wears itself out after the film’s halfway mark.


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Official Site: theproposal.movies.go.com
Director: Anne Fletcher
Producer: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Mary McLaglen and Sandra Bullock
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig Nelson, Betty White, Denis O'Hare, Malin Akerman, Oscar Nuñez, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Nouri, Michael Mosley, Dale Place and Alicia Hunt

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The Coast Halifax The Proposal gets turned-down The Proposal is a traditional romantic comedy that wears "old-fashioned" as a compliment, but can't deliver like the old classics did. by Mark Palermo 06/25/2009
Colorado Springs Independent Favorite recipe Proposal filmmakers didn't try to find a new premise for their rom-com, but it works anyway. by Scott Renshaw 06/18/2009
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The Brothers Bloom, Imagine That, The Proposal, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 and more. 06/11/2009
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Portland Mercury Let's Make a Deal The Proposal: Same shit, different day. by Marjorie Skinner 06/18/2009

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