• The Proposal (2009)

The Proposal

Release Date: June 19th, 2009

DVD Release Date: October 13th, 2009

PG-13 |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Faced with deportation to her native Canada, high-powered book editor Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) says she's engaged to marry Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), her hapless assistant. Andrew agrees to the charade, but imposes a few conditions of his own, including flying to Alaska to meet his eccentric family. With a suspicious immigration official always lurking nearby, Margaret and Andrew must stick to their wedding plan despite numerous mishaps.

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White, Denis O'Hare, Malin Akerman, Oscar Nunez

Director: Anne Fletcher

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Mandeville Films

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Endearing, Love, Mother, Amusing, New York City, Transformation, Father, Family, 2000s, Small town

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The situations might be formulaic, but the teamwork of the two leads brings them to sparkling life. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Recycles a plot that was already old when Tracy and Hepburn were trying it out. You see it coming from a great distance away. As it draws closer, you don't duck out of the way, because it is so cheerfully done, you don't mind being hit by it. show more

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Why is she (Bullock) demeaning herself with such shoddy goods? She’s a talented woman with a faithful following. She has made formula films of varying quality before, and her fans may well swallow this one, but it’s a formula for disappointment laced with dismay. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy