The Proposal **


As much as I like Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, they find themselves stuck in a completely absurd movie in which we are asked to believe that one character would actually risk prison time to help out the boss he hates, and that two people would actually fall in love over the course of one weekend.  Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy a romantic comedies, I just find that they often get stuck with plots that are borderline insulting, like this one.

When high-powered book editor Margaret(Bullock)  faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she’s actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew (Reynolds), who she’s tormented for years. He agrees to participate in the charade, but with a few conditions of his own. The unlikely couple heads to Alaska to meet his quirky family and the always-in-control city girl finds herself in one comedic fish-out-of-water situation after another. With an impromptu wedding in the works and an immigration official on their tails, Margaret and Andrew reluctantly vow to stick to the plan despite the precarious consequences.

I wish these actors could find better material for their talents.  Both are hilarious and fun to watch.  Its just the mechanical plot that is painful to sit through.  I’m sure it will make a quick buck with the date crowd though.


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