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?