Friday, June 19, 2009

THE PROPOSAL


It's about time I saw a movie that a enjoyed from start to finish! Of course I love the whole cast, so I knew it would be hard not to like it. That being said, the plot was very predictable and nothing out of the ordinary...but it was funny..so predictable and funny is good!

Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is Editor-In-Chief of a publishing company, and Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds), is her assistant/secretary. Yeah, I know.....I capitalized her title, and left his in lower case......that represents the work environment they come from. Everyone in the office is petrified of cold and calculating Margaret, and they sympathize with Andrew.

Margaret is efficient and successful, and Andrew hopes to work his way into a position of editor, and is willing to jump through any hoops his boss puts in front of him.

When she finds out her application to renew her visa is denied, and she's soon to be deported back to Toronto, Canada, she bribes Andrew into marrying her, with the promise of a promotion, and a divorce.



He agrees, but reluctantly, and relishes the idea of having the upper hand for a change...she gets on her knees to propose.

They have a few hurdles to leap, because the immigration official doesn't buy their story, and has them both scheduled for separate interviews the following Monday to see how much they know about each other. He also intends on talking to their friends and his family.

Margaret doesn't have a family, but Andrew does.....in a remote town in Alaska. They decide to fly up there right away to tell his family.




It seems Andrew's family is quite prominent, and practically owns the town. Joe Paxton (Craig T. Nelson) is at odds with his son for not wanting to carry on the family business, and he also suspects things aren't quite on the up and up with Andrew and Margaret.



Andrew's Gammy (Betty White, age 87) is also celebrating her 90th birthday the same weekend they visit. She wants them to get married right then and there...while she's still alive.




This is Margaret with Gammy's dog, Keith. I shouldn't show you this picture, because I'm not going to tell you what it's all about. I will tell you that Margaret doesn't like dogs, or any animals for that matter. The feeling is mutual because Keith doesn't like her either. I'm only telling you this because I'm mean and like to remind you from time to time.




There are a few twists and turns, sprinkled with plenty of laughs....and the family dynamics all center around Andrew doing the right thing....but what is the right thing?



I will give this movie four stars out of five. I'd give it five stars if there had been some steamier scenes. More steam!

14 comments:

The Incredible Woody said...

Yes, more steam - especially with a hottie like Ryan Reynolds!

Mental P Mama said...

I am going... steam or not!

Linda said...

My sis and I should have gone to see The Proposal instead of Pelam 1-2-3. Why do they make movies with the 'F' word used multiple times in a sentence?

Both Denzel and John deserve much better movies!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Let me get this straight:

BETTY WHITE IS 87?

Anonymous said...

It looks like a typical chick flick without sex.

Colin

Deb said...

You had me at the first sentence!!! Yeah!!!! Now I have to find a way to go see it...

Grandma Nina said...

I enjoy your movie reviews. You're better than any critic on TV that gets paid the big bucks.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so happy you liked it..it is on my list to see!!!
I just love Betty white, I think she can do NO wrong.

Life with Kaishon said...

If you like it then I know I will love it : ). I don't know how I feel about steam. I guess I feel good about it. Bring on the steam : ).

Gary is still at work. He has been there since 7. No steam tonight!

Hope you have a nice time at church tomorrow.

Karen Deborah said...

sounds a lot like Green Card.

Pat Jenkins said...

4 out a 5 huh, wow!!! i am glad you enjoyed it. and i hope one of these days your name makes it on the movie "posters" with the rest of the critics!!!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Betty White is my all time favorite actress! She is the funniest person I know and I catch her on talk shows anytime I can. My girls went to see the movie, and I am just going to have to, also. Soon!

mdvelazquez said...

High score! Nice review, Grandma J.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I'll go just to see Betty White. Now she is a classic