The Proposal was the best romantic comedy that I have seen in quite awhile. I don’t watch too many movies these days. With the two boys and work, it seems that the only movies I see are Bob the Builder or Thomas the Tank Engine. I watched this movie in pieces over a period of several days. It is always fantastic when you take the time to watch a movie and it is vastly entertaining.
Margaret (Sandra Bullock) is an uptight editor similar to many uptight editors we’ve seen in books and movies in recent years. Her assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) dreams of being an editor in his own right or a novelist, but is stuck fetching Margaret’s coffee. Suddenly facing deportation to Canada and the loss of her job, Margaret forces Andrew to marry her to get a green card. Andrew takes Margaret back to his hometown in Alaska to meet his family and much hilarity ensues.
I really loved how the gender roles were reversed in this movie. Margaret was the boss and Andrew was her personal assistant. I think my favorite character was Andrew’s grandmother, Gammy (Betty White). She was hilarious. I also loved how Ramone (played by Oscar Nunez from The Office) worked everywhere in the Alaskan town.
Overall, it was a good romantic comedy and well worth watching. I liked Margaret’s character development throughout the movie and Andrew Paxton was good to look at!