In “The Proposal”, Sandra Bullock plays a Canadian biiiiiotch and the reigning ice queen of her office who is good at her job, but also very good at making people miserable. So much so that when she shows up, secretaries cower and send out email alerts noting that “the witch” has entered the building. I guess going with “The bitch” would have been too much for a harmless PG-rated romantic comedy where you can see every plot twist coming from a mile away. But hey, I’m sure the girls will eat this movie up anyway, and the boys who will be dragged to see it will be waiting for that shower scene promised in the trailer, but end up disappointed when they are denied glimpses of Sandy Bullock’s bullets. Poster and trailer for “The Proposal” below, cause I know you’re dying to see them. You’re welcome.
When high-powered book editor Margaret (Sandra Bullock) faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she’s actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds), 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 (Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White) 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.
The plot synopsis above forgets to add, “…and hilarity ensues.” Cause, you know, they invariably do.
Starring Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White, Denis O’Hare, Malin Akerman. Anne Fletcher (“27 Dresses”) directs.
Accept the indecent proposal June 12, 2009. Or don’t. See if I care.