The Proposal [DVD] [2009]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (137 out of 138)

Special Features


  • Feature Audio Commentary- With Director Anne Fletcher and Writer Peter Chiarelli

Synopsis


The Proposal
Sandra Bullock stars in the romantic comedy The Proposal, as a Canadian immigrant who creates a demanding and difficult work environment for her subordinates at the office. When the news arrives that she's about to be deported to the Great White North, she rushes into a marriage of convenience with her young assistant (played by Ryan Reynolds) to prevent such a catastrophe from occurring. 27 Dresses' Anne Fletcher directs from a script by Peter Chiarelli for Touchstone Pictures. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Sandra Bullock
    Sandra Bullock - Margaret Tate
  • Ryan Reynolds
    Ryan Reynolds - Andrew Paxton
  • Mary Steenburgen
    Mary Steenburgen - Grace Paxton
  • Craig T. Nelson
    Craig T. Nelson - Joe Paxton
  • Betty White
    Betty White - Grandma Annie



Customer rating

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100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I DO (love this comedy)...

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    AandJ091108
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    If you have just survived another tough week at the office and are looking for a weekend pick me up, "The Proposal" is your sure bet. Yes, I laughed outloud often, and so did most of the audience. The comment frequently heard as the credits rolled was: "Ooohhh, that was sooo goooood!". The story: a tough lady-boss (Bullock) is being deported to Canada for willful non-compliance with the US immigration department. To save herself, she directs her doormat of an assistant (Reynolds) to marry her. He reluctantly agrees to play along, after she "helps" him understand the virtues of being employed. If you think you know where this story is going... well, you are right. The "happily ever after" cannot be avoided. 'Tis a comedy after all...What is fresh is how skillfully the writers and the director allow the story to veer away from the "happily ever after" course, keeping us on the edge of our seats until the satisfying end, which we have known all along was bound to arrive. The chemistry between the two leads is another pleasant surprise. I am not a particular fan of either Bullock or Reynolds. Though each smoking hot and talented, neither has made many inspired project choices. However, the roles here suit the pair's natural acting styles reasonably well, which in turn further enhances the believability of their characters. The look of constipated doom on Reynold's face, as he's being informed he's engaged, is side-splitting! I do regret Bullock does not play "mean" better; the intended juxtaposition of her supposedly tough as nails character against her overly compliant secretary is lost at times. We are TOLD she is a witchy boss, and yet she comes accross nothing more then efficient (Sandra: call me! I'll give you some pointers. In return you can teach me how to find a secretary as hot as Reynolds ;0) ). Another gem in this comedy is Ms Betty White (of "The Golden Girls" fame), an octogenarian in real life as well as playing one in "The Proposal". She has made an art of delivering "campy" with emotional intelligence. She does not dissapoint here either. Final verdict? Will this film change the course of modern cinematography? Not a fat chance! Did it chase my blah's away until Monday morning? AFFIRMATIVE!!! ...Till Wednesday... at least!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sandra Bullock doing what she really does best!

    Posted
    RobbyA

    I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this movie, but being a Sandra Bullock fan (not to mention Betty White!) I decided to rent it first on Netflix. I thoroughly enjoyed the film and realized just how good Sandra Bullock is in romantic comedies ... not that she isn't good in other genres, but this is definitely one of her strong suits. She and Ryan Reynolds make a charming hate/love couple; and while the movie's end is a bit predictable (shades of "While You Were Sleeping"), getting there was a thoroughly enjoyable ride. While on my way to BestBuy to purchase the Blu-Ray version of this movie, I realized that I'll never look at tiny, white dogs, cell phones and eagles the same way again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sandra Bullock's Come Back

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    Velmaj

    Just when you thought Romantic Comedies couldn't be original, you get slapped in the face by "The Proposal". In the beginning it may seem "typical", though I didn't think so, but as the movie progresses it becomes more and more original, entertaining, funny, sweet and inviting. If you can't connect with Sandra Bullock's character of a hard-working ice-queen, or Ryan Reynolds character of a hustle and bustle, not-given-the chance intern-type, you can surely connect with the slue of other characters that bring the movie full circle. Rent, watch, buy and tell me what you think! -Velma J Aces13.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A romantic comedy done right

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    Tadders
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    The Proposal is a thoroughly enjoyable rom-com, with great performances from the whole cast. The blu-ray, however, is not perfect though and is quite patchy from a picture perspective, with the quality varying from shot to shot. This is somewhat offset by a solid audio track though. along with some outtakes, deleted scenes and audio commentary.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth watching once

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    Ospunk
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    This was just an impulse buy. We were looking at car stereo stuff one day and decided to peruse the cheap movie section. My wife and I had seen this before and enjoyed it enough to pick it up for ten bucks. Also, we hadn't seen this streaming on netflix, and given the quality of their selection lately (pretty poor), we figured it wouldn't ever be there to stream, given us another reason to pick it up at this low price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very funny and sweet

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    nanktsc

    Very funny movie as well as sweet and tender. In some respects, is similar to Sandra's "While You Were Sleeping" . The humor wasn't corny like I expected. Sandra is hilarious and Betty White is her usual self. It was a very good movie, with a typical plot, but enjoyable none the less. I would definitely recommend this movie. It's a keeper!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love Sandra Bullock in this movie

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    Moviebuff
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    I enjoyed the role Sandra Bullock played; tough boss who went out of her way to stay in the united states and then eventually falling in love with her subordinate. However, I think, I'm impartial to Sandra Bullock in any movie she's acted in. Love the scenery where part of the movie was shot, supposedly in Sikta, Alaska.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Expect the unexpected

    Posted
    Mishalove

    This is totally a movie you can watch at a sleep over of women or at a moms get together. It will have your guest laughing. I saw it at the theater filled with men and everyone was laughing, so it's an all around good time movie. I know this is a korny review but it really is good.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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