The Proposal
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When high-powered book editor Margaret faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she's actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew, 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, 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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"They may as well have called this one 'Mis-Matched Sham Wedding Comedy #57513' for all the effort it makes to shake new life out of a tattered genre."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Instead of being about dinosaurs and time warps, it's about gags that were old when dinosaurs ruled the earth."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"A fresh twist to a proposal that starts out as all business but becomes something warmer and fuzzier before it's over."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"annoyingly predictable and barely watchable piece of Hollywood routine"
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"Tailored to fit Sandra Bullock more snugly than the antique wedding gown altered for the star during the final act, the film begins to fall apart at the seams after its focus wanders from its promising screwball premise..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Sloppy and lazy."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"It's impossible to guess why Bullock was ever attracted to this insulting role, and the eternally confident Reynolds is miscast as a young, bullied underling."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"The comedy is some good moments, and the chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds is strong, but it's too cute and predictable"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"It's not awful, certainly not memorable and - despite the words of at least one quote whore - it's not "the year's best comedy.""
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Bullock is totally at home in this territory, and she remains fun to watch, but I do wish she would get stronger, possibly more original comedic material."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Believability really goes out the window here."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"Shamelessly derivative, contrived and predictable, The Proposal is nonetheless a crowd-pleasing romantic comedy."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Simple and clichéd, yet refreshing. As long as you're hell-bent on seeing a romantic comedy, The Proposal will deliver."
‑ Perri Nemiroff,
"a morass of clichés"
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"Unfortunately, this winning team is stuck in a dumb vehicle."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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