The Proposal

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 164 Ratings

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  • Summary: When high-powered book editor Margaret faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she's actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew, who she's tormented for years. He agrees to participate in the charade, but with a few conditions of hisWhen high-powered book editor Margaret faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she's actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew, 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. [Touchstone Pictures] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 30
  2. Negative: 5 out of 30
  1. The chemical energy between Bullock and Reynolds is fresh and irresistible.
  2. 70
    It's as predictable and comforting as a Happy Meal, but it must be said that The Proposal manages to elicit some genuinely amusing moments.
  3. The premise of The Proposal is one big cliche.
  4. 50
    It's the material that stinks, failing to give even an old pro like White more than a couple of modest laughs.
  5. The film is flat and false in the exact same way that director Anne Fletcher's last rom-com, "27 Dresses," was flat and false.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 71
  2. Negative: 12 out of 71
  1. Feb 6, 2016
    10
    This movie is very funny and enjoyable to watch. The cast plays off each other wonderfully and Ryan Reynolds, Sandra Bullock, and Betty WhiteThis movie is very funny and enjoyable to watch. The cast plays off each other wonderfully and Ryan Reynolds, Sandra Bullock, and Betty White are hilarious. The script is wonderfully written.The soundtrack to this movie is fun and makes the movie even better. It is a movie I can watch again and again and I highly recommend others to watch it. Expand
  2. lauriW.
    Jun 21, 2009
    10
    Loved this movie. Well-directed, well-acted. Every scene was a gem that made me laugh.
  3. DanaM
    Jun 28, 2009
    9
    This movie was surprisingly funny and well done. Especially after reading the reviews I felt I was taking a chance. But as usual the reviews This movie was surprisingly funny and well done. Especially after reading the reviews I felt I was taking a chance. But as usual the reviews are misleading. Based on the positive reviews, we went to see "Hangover", which was very disappointing. "The Proposal" gets metsa reviews from the critics and we found it very funny and worth seeing. Yes, its predictable, but it's very entertaining and well worth the ten bucks to see it. Expand
  4. Jan 12, 2013
    7
    Totally fun.
  5. Mar 2, 2012
    6
    The Proposal is predictable, you know what will happen. Despite this, there is some funny moments and a great cast. There is great charismaThe Proposal is predictable, you know what will happen. Despite this, there is some funny moments and a great cast. There is great charisma between Reynolds and Bullock. Expand
  6. Aug 25, 2012
    5
    A normal romantic-comedy, The Proposal has a few laughs but tends to struggle for the most part, relying on the talents of Sandra Bullock andA normal romantic-comedy, The Proposal has a few laughs but tends to struggle for the most part, relying on the talents of Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds to carry this film through. It is fine as a date movie but nothing more. Expand
  7. Sam
    Jun 28, 2009
    0
    No chemistry whatsoever in this terribly painful film. One of the worst movies I have ever endured. The cliche's are pounded out and No chemistry whatsoever in this terribly painful film. One of the worst movies I have ever endured. The cliche's are pounded out and exploited and the writing is awful. Expand

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