The Proposal (2009)
Critic Consensus: Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds exhibit plenty of chemistry, but they're let down by The Proposal's devotion to formula.
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as Margaret Tate
as Andrew Paxton
as Joe Paxton
as Grace Paxton
as Mr. Gilbertson
as Grandma Annie
as Bob Thurber
as Flight Attendant
as Chairman Bergen
as Suzanne Joines
as Jim McKittrick
as Medivac Pilot
as Lead Counsel Malloy
as Mrs. McKittrick
as Immigration Clerk
as Party Guest
as Store Owner
as Executive Secretary
Critic Reviews for The Proposal
Simple and clichéd, yet refreshing. As long as you're hell-bent on seeing a romantic comedy, The Proposal will deliver.
They may as well have called this one 'Mis-Matched Sham Wedding Comedy #57513' for all the effort it makes to shake new life out of a tattered genre.
One minute you're watching a 21st-century remake of His Girl Friday, the next you're having to endure some awful, dumbed-down "women's picture". Bullock deserves better.
Sandra Bullock is teamed up with Ryan Reynolds, and each star's face has a waxy immobility that has nothing to do with Botox; the pure awfulness of the script has paralysed their facial muscles.
Audience Reviews for The Proposal
Despite some funny moments and the good chemistry between Bullock and Reynolds, there is nothing fresh in this unoriginal romcom whose humor is more embarrassing than inspired. Even worse is how we are supposed to buy that such a tough bitch can change so much in one weekend.
It's a really good ol' rom-com that actually makes you laugh. It's a bit formulaic but I really like Bullock's and Reynolds' performances.
Only a charisma piece but there's oodles of that charisma. You'll hate yourself for liking it. Okay, okay, hate's a strong word. Maybe its a better chick flick than I give it credit for being.
The Proposal Quotes
|Margaret Tate:||Hey, pssst, You know I can't swim! Hence... the boat.|
|Andrew Paxton:||Hence... the boat.|
|Margaret Tate:||Are you supposed to get down on your knees or something?|
|Andrew Paxton:||I'm gonna take that as a "Yes"..|
|Andrew Paxton:||I'm gonna take that as a 'Yes'...|
|Margaret Tate:||Oh, okay..|
|Margaret Tate:||Why didn't you tell me you're some kind of Alaskan Kennedy?|
|Margaret Tate:||We've been talking about you... for the last three years.|