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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 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, Disney) Expand
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  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. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    The Proposal won't catch any bouquets for originality, but in terms of a bended-knee pitch for the affections of women -- including Ryan Reynolds’ boyish charms, a hip granny and even a beyond-adorable puppy -- this romantic comedy pretty much pulls out all the stops.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    You know every tinny beat and false note by heart, from the implausible setup to the sprint-to-the-airport finish.
  4. 50
    The Proposal follows a paint-by-numbers script, it fails one key acid test: it doesn't sell the romance.
  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: 47 out of 68
  2. Negative: 12 out of 68
  1. Nov 28, 2010
    While I am no fan of chick flicks, I still loved this movie. I loved how they mocked the U.S. immigration problem, and Betty White is back (before watching the movie, I was actually watching reruns of the Golden Girls)! Collapse
  2. JayneC.
    Jun 21, 2009
    Loved this film, laughed all the way through it. FANTASTIC!!
  3. virginial
    Jun 28, 2009
    Sure it was predictable but so what. Good acting, good timing, The boy got the girl. What could be better.
  4. CapoRegime
    Oct 11, 2009
    Funny and smart, both are perfect for each other.
  5. mauriciol.
    Oct 17, 2009
    Well , it took me a while to see it, my mom recomened it , and well it was kind of slow, it was entertaining but i really expected a little more.
  6. May 29, 2011
    The proposal is a good recipe for romantic comedy, there is no big novelties, but there are peculiarities in this very funny and interesting movie! Although I am not fan of Bullock, she's a good actress! I havenâ Expand
  7. Sam
    Jun 28, 2009
    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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