Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Proposal 2009 Sandra Bullock

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 (http://movies.yahoo.com/).
This is a romantic comedy, so expect the expected as far as plot points go and how the film turns out. I love romantic comedies so I was already off to a good start. I love Sandra Bullock as a serious actress and in a comedic role, so seeing her in a romantic comedy after so many years was a bonus. Over all, I thoroughly enjoyed The Proposal. There was a touch of Devil Wear’s Prada that was perfect for Sandra Bullock because it made me anticipate her softening up. I laughed throughout most of the film and found myself wanting more but in a good way. There were a few loose ends I would have like tied up, but I am betting they got left on the cutting room floor.

Sandra Bullock as Margaret Tate did a great job. She has always had really good comedic timing and pulls it of great in The Proposal. She also did a great job playing a bitch. Her character was somewhat complex and remained uncompromised towards the end. I like that love did not make her this new person. I hate when they do that. On a side note, the woman looks good. She could stand to gain about five pounds though.

Ryan Reynolds as Andrew Paxton was just right. Sometimes his characters seem just a touch much on the comedic relief side and this time it was perfect. The burden was not solely on him to bring levity. His character was extremely likable.

Mary Steenburgen as Grace Paxton- I do not really have anything out of the ordinary to say about her except that I like seeing her work. She brings a touch of genuineness to her characters that is not overbearing. She was a good fit for Andrew’s mother.

Craig T. Nelson as Joe Paxton was annoying, but he was supposed to be. I just remember him as Coach from that one sitcom with the football team. It was nice to see him in a major movie role.

Oscar Nunez as Ramone was a darn fool. Sometimes I wonder where they find these people. He was quite funny and entertaining (literally).

Betty White as Grandma Annie almost stole the show. Ever since I watched her in Lake Placid I fell in love with the little lady. I think if the film was not as well rounded, she definitely would have stole the spot light. She was cute and funny and lively.

Overall: A
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