Movie Review: The Proposal (4/5)
Keep in mind that this is the Rom/Com grading scale.
Watched this Sandra Bullock/Ryan Reynolds movie with the wife and kids last Saturday and laughed … a lot. Could be because we are big fans of Ms Bullock (kids have watched Ms Congenialty 1 & 2 repeatedly).
If you missed the trailers for this one: She’s the ice-cold queen bitch that nice guy Reynolds works for as an executive assistant. She’s the chief editor at a NYC publishing firm and he’s working towards an editor’s position. Once her bitchiness is well established, she learns that her work visa (she’s Canadian) will not be extended and she’s about to be replaced by the poor schmuck she just fired. In desparation, she announces her engagement to her assistant.
After meeting with a suspicious immigration officer, they’re off to Alaska for his grandmother’s birthday. The rest proceeds as expected. Craig T Nelson doesn’t have a lot to do as Reynold’s dad and Mary Steenburgen plays his mom, but Betty White obviously had a lot of fun as his eccentric grandmother.
And may I say that Sandra Bullock still looks better than 90% of the twenty-somethings filling Hollywood these days.
So my wife, daughters and I agree that we’ll probably be purchasing a copy of this movie when the price drops to $10.