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Fave Film #78 – The Proposal


Cast- Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson

Margaret Tate is a powerful book editor in New York City and Andrew Paxton is her beaten down executive assistant of three years.  When Margaret is told she’ll be deported back to Canada because she didn’t take care of her visa she forces Andrew to marry her so she can stay in the country and keep her job.  They head to Sitka, Alaska to tell his family and the threat of the immigration officer follows them.

Why I love it – This is not the best romantic comedy ever made, but there are so many things I love about it.  I loved the interaction and chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.  The love/hate back and forth was fun and I could watch those two all day.  They are a great pair and I’d like to see them together again.  I also loved Betty White.  As Gammy she stole the scenes she was in and this was the beginning of her resurgence back into the spotlight, where she rightfully belongs.  The rest of the cast was great and I’ll give a shout out to Ramone, Sitka’s caterer, exotic dancer, and general store clerk.  Every town should have one 🙂

The movie is more funny than romantic and it works.  And we got to see both leads naked, not something every movie has the guts to do.  Thank you, Ryan!  It was supposed to take place in Alaska, but it was mainly filmed in Massachusetts and it was beautiful.  Makes me want to vacation there.  There is nothing new in the plot, but it’s the acting, humor, and the leads that make this a guilty pleasure for me. 

January 28, 2011 - Posted by | movies |


  1. One of my new favorites too! It was a pleasant surprise when I saw it and love being able to watch it again and again. They both had great chemistry and it was just hilarious and cute.

    Comment by Heather | January 28, 2011 | Reply

    • I watched it again before writing the post and Jason made fun of me since I just watched it a few months ago 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 30, 2011 | Reply

  2. I love this movie!! Betty White is an absolute treasure. The whole chanting thing she does in the woods is too funny for words. I do think the chemistry between these two is precious and I need to see it again – this weekend! LOL

    Comment by Kay | January 28, 2011 | Reply

    • Betty White really was a gem in this one. That chanting scene was great 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 30, 2011 | Reply

  3. It was a fun movie. And I’m with you: Thank you, Ryan 😀

    Comment by Mary | January 28, 2011 | Reply

    • That scene was the best! And kudos to Sandra too, that took guts!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 30, 2011 | Reply

  4. Well, now that they are a rumored item, I think I’ll watch this to see some of their chemistry. And Ryan Reynolds naked…okay I’m in!

    Comment by StephanieD | January 28, 2011 | Reply

    • They would make a cute couple, I think.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 30, 2011 | Reply

  5. I thought this one was totally adorable!!! I have a slight crush on Ryan!!

    Comment by Staci | January 28, 2011 | Reply

    • It was the first movie I’ve seen him in that he felt crush worthy to me too 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 30, 2011 | Reply

  6. Loved this movie too! Can’t really see them romantically linked especially since she was friends with his wife. It will be okay after some time passes. IMHO 😉

    Comment by CeeCee | January 28, 2011 | Reply

    • I think she was friends with Ryan first? So then it would be okay 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 30, 2011 | Reply

  7. I’ve yet to see this but Ryan Reynolds naked? Big incentive!

    Comment by Jenners | January 29, 2011 | Reply

    • Absolutely!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 30, 2011 | Reply

  8. I loved this movie too! I watched it at a free preview and I blogged about an associated event at a shopping mall. 😀

    Comment by Alice Teh | January 30, 2011 | Reply

    • I don’t know anyone who’s seen it who hasn’t really liked it.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 30, 2011 | Reply

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