Saturday, 1 August 2009

[220] The Proposal (2009) Review

Like Mark Kermode, I have a secret crush on Sandra Bullock. However, unlike him, I've not seen her in any film I would fully endorse. Over the last couple of months, I've also developed quite a liking for Ryan Reynolds - maybe not a full-blown crush, but he has a similarly charming, winsome charisma to Bullock - and is yet to star in something truly great. They both appear in The Proposal, which isn't a great film, but it is worth suffering, on one level, just to see the two actors on screen together. Check out my review, for Screenjabber, below.

The Proposal is a quaint little Rom-Com, starring Sandra Bullock as Margaret Tate, editor-in-chief of a prestigious New York publishing house. Margaret, an icy, take-no-baloney Toronto girl, has her feathers ruffled when her US working visa is rejected by the Immigration Services. With her hard-won career on the line, she ropes in her assistant, the idealistic Andrew (Ryan Reynolds) into a fraudulent marriage. One problem, they hate each others guts - and with city-slicker Margaret whisked off to leafy Alaska to meet Andrew's family, it's a situation ripe with comic potential.

Read the full article here.

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