The Proposal

The Proposal

DVD - 2009
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High-powered book editor Maggie is everyone's worst nightmare: ruthless, driven, and tactless. When she finds herself faced with deportation back to Canada, she coerces her much younger assistant into marrying her. However, when the government becomes suspicious, they embark upon a charade in order to make the marriage seem legitimate.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2009
Call Number: DVD F PROP
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 108 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Aug 29, 2020

Not a great movie but I love Sandra Bullock. There are some pretty funny moments, even though the story is pretty predictable. Sandra and Ryan make a great pair!

Apr 08, 2020

I don't really see the chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock but this movie is entertaining nonetheless. Betty White is a national treasure.

JCLHeatherM Aug 07, 2019

Faced with deportation, a book editor and her assistant create the ultimate con, only to find out that they were only conning themselves.

Feb 26, 2019

One of my favorite rom coms

Feb 07, 2018

Funny movie, and I'm not a Sandra Bullock fan.

I have not always like Sandra Bullock in a lot of her work. However, this is such a difference from a lot of her work. I truly liked Sandra Bullock in this movie and believe the script was written just for her! No spoiler alert needed: Maggie was funny as well as believable. Andrew would not have been my choice for the script but he played his part well. It became predictable halfway through but was good enough that you still wanted to watch. Betty White is a much classier lady than they make her out to be in this film and I am tired of scripts where she is to play either a vulgar or senile old person. Betty White is an actress well worthy of better parts. But at least she got a good piece of writing towards the end. I would recommend this movie if you are in the mood for a slightly funny (not hilarious) romantic comedy.

Jul 15, 2017

In this dramatic romantic comedy, Sandra Bullock plays Margaret Tate, a hard working business woman who is at risk of being deported back to Canada. Reluctant to go, she forces her assistant Andrew Paxton who is played by Ryan Reynolds, to marry her for her visa. He agrees, but only as long as she follows a few of his requests too, including Margaret needing to meet his family in Alaska. With an immigration officer following them closely, they must work together to ensure that they get married without a hitch. This movie was released in 2009 and was directed by Anne Fletcher, screenplay by Pete Chiarelli.
- @Moviecritquer01 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

After violating the terms of her work visa, book editor, Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock), is forced to move back to Canada. After some quick thinking, she tells the government that she is engaged to her assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds). Andrew agrees to this “proposal” but first demands Margaret to publish his novel after their marriage. The “happy” couple fly to Sitka, Alaska to drop the news to Andrew’s family, where they then decide to get married in Alaska. Throughout the trip, Margaret and Andrew’s relationship blossoms, leading both of them to develop an attraction with one another. I absolutely loved this movie. It was funny, but it still managed to retain the romantic atmosphere.
- @Vaseline of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Mar 16, 2017

A funny movie starring the great Betty White and Sandra Bullock

Jan 26, 2016

Great movie, Betty White, amazing as always. Sandra Bullock also.

Jul 09, 2015

One of my favorite romantic comedies. It's lighthearted, fun, and very quotable!

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Feb 14, 2018

Sexual Content: Nudity.

bookgeek101 Dec 09, 2012

Coarse Language: They swear quite a bit, but it isn't very noticable.

bookgeek101 Dec 09, 2012

Sexual Content: Innuendos and some scenes of naked bodies, but you never actually see anything.

nadian Feb 25, 2010

Sexual Content: Comedic sexual language.

nadian Feb 25, 2010

Coarse Language: Brief moments with mature language.

nadian Feb 25, 2010

Violence: Very minor scenes of trauma, mostly comedic.


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Feb 07, 2018

Andrew Paxton: Three days ago, I loathed you. I used to dream about you getting hit by a cab. Then we had our little adventure up in Alaska and things started to changed. Things changed when we kissed. And when you told me about your tattoo. Even when you checked me out when we were naked. But I didn't realize any of this, until I was standing alone... in a barn... wifeless. Now, you could imagine my disappointment when it suddenly dawned on me that the woman I love is about to be kicked out of the country. So Margaret, marry me, because I'd like to date you.

nadian Feb 25, 2010

I am not getting in that boat!
Fine, see you in three days.
You know I can't swim!
Hence... the boat.

nadian Feb 25, 2010

Why are you panting?
Cause I've been running.
From Alaska?

nadian Feb 25, 2010

Why didn't you tell me you're some kind of Alaskan Kennedy?
We were in the middle of talking about you... for the last 3 years.


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