Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"The Proposal" has something for everyone!

One of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time, The Proposal has something for everyone!

While the premise may lead you to believe this is a chick flick – think again. This movie touches every style of humor, and does it in ways that are actually, well, funny. From Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, who play Margaret, the corporate witch that every employee loves to hate, and Andrew, the corporate doormat that everyone can relate with, all the way down to Betty White as the 90-year-old grandmother who calls it like she sees it in every way, the casting was perfect. Director Anne Fletcher leads you through an engaging story so that every look, every word, and every scene means something to the audience, and she keeps you laughing from beginning to closing credits. The cast has great chemistry; and the scenery in the film is amazing. This film has inspired me to take a trip to Alaska, where it is set, just from seeing the beautiful landscape.

The story is based around Margaret’s ploy to stay in the country after finding out she will be deported back to Canada due to some issues with her working visa. In a moment of pressure she comes up with the plan to marry Andrew, her assistant who will do anything to keep his job and move up in the company. They are questioned by every person in their lives as to the validity of this sudden news; his parents, the Immigration office, and their co-workers all have trouble believing it could ever happen. But in their quest to commit fraud, they find out the truth about each other, and a lot about themselves. It really is a feel-good story, but a lot of that is based on the fact that you never go more than about three full minutes without a solid belly laugh. Seriously, few movies have made me laugh as much and as often as this film did.

Another notable performance was given by Oscar Nunez as Ramone, shop-keeper by day, out-of-shape exotic dancer by night. His dance moves are on display for all to see in one hilarious scene with Margaret looking mortified and the women of the town laughing hysterically.

The Proposal is rated PG-13 for some sexual content, brief nudity, and language, and is probably best suited for late teens and older. Don't hold your breath for amazing DVD extras - there are NONE! Pretty disappointing, as I would love to see Bullock and Reynolds talk about working together. All in all, grab a date, a friend, or your mom, and you are guaranteed to enjoy a great summer comedy.

Purchase The Proposal today from by clicking on the following links: 
The Proposal (Single Disc Widescreen)
The Proposal (Two-Disc Deluxe Edition + Digital Copy)
The Proposal [Blu-ray]

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