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: June 19, 2009
DVD Release Date: October 13, 2009
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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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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

I found myself enjoying The Proposal more than I felt I should, chuckling at the predicaments and feeling the odd unsolicited tear moisten my eyes as if on cue in the third act.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

Sloppy and lazy.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Thanks to casting and chemistry, this is the first great romantic comedy of the summer.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

... I do have to admit that I did laugh a few times.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

Believability really goes out the window here.

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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 67% 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
Kevin M. Williams
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
Carlos Magalhães
Despite some funny moments and the good chemistry between Bullock and Reynolds, there is nothing fresh in this unoriginal romcom whose humor is more… 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