The Proposal
The Proposal (2009)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 13, 2009
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44%
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68%



Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds exhibit plenty of chemistry, but they're let down by The Proposal's devotion to formula.

David Jenkins
Time Out

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.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Instead of being about dinosaurs and time warps, it's about gags that were old when dinosaurs ruled the earth.

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Neil Pond
American Profile

A fresh twist to a proposal that starts out as all business but becomes something warmer and fuzzier before it's over.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Sloppy and lazy.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

The comedy is some good moments, and the chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds is strong, but it's too cute and predictable

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Believability really goes out the window here.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Shamelessly derivative, contrived and predictable, The Proposal is nonetheless a crowd-pleasing romantic comedy.

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Perri Nemiroff
CinemaBlend.com

Simple and clichéd, yet refreshing. As long as you're hell-bent on seeing a romantic comedy, The Proposal will deliver.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Cute movie, Ryan Reynolds as always is good. Sandra Bullock is funny and her and Reynolds have a decent chemistry. Betty White really shines in the supporting… More
Candy Rose
This is a funny rom com about a horrible boss who forces her assistant to marry her to allow her to stay in the US. They travel to Alaska to announce their… More
Wildaly M
It's a really good ol' rom-com that actually makes you laugh. It's a bit formulaic but I really like Bullock's and Reynolds'… More
Jay Hutchinson
The Proposal is a typical romantic comedy. That's it. There's not much else to say about it. Everything in the film has been done before. There's… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Only a charisma piece but there's oodles of that charisma. You'll hate yourself for liking it. Okay, okay, hate's a strong word. Maybe its a… More
Alex roy
The Proposal is an awful film that relies on every romantic film cliché in the book. The film suffers from a poorly written script, poor acting and very bad… More

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