The Proposal

4 08 2009

 The Proposal

I had marked my calendar as early as February for the release date of the “The Proposal”.  So here in Manila, it was on the 29th of July but I watched it on August 1st.


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.


While it has a happy ending, it failed to show “Falling for you” moments and as one review puts it more romantic interactions that would have provided the audience with at least a good make out scene to indulge in.  The audience wanted more…. 

The movie is still undeniably worth watching with its primary cast – Ryan Reynolds (Andrew) with his very sexy appeal.  I particularly liked the look in his eyes especially during the on-the-spot announcement by Sandra Bullock (Margaret) of their engagement.  – and Sandra Bullock who is still in a really great shape at 45.  Her portrayal was believable! 

On its 2nd week, you can still catch the movie at SM Cinemas.




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