Although this can be seen as a typical romantic-comedy, it is HILARIOUS in its story-telling. First we must take a look at why rom-coms are so popular; mostly towards the female gender. And why shouldn’t it be? Rom-coms give people various scenarios in which one may find their love of their life, and it’s fun to watch how these scenarios play out. Not the ending of course, since that we all know.
The Proposal is about Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock), somewhat a bitch of an editor at a New York publishing company, who when faced with a denied visa and deportation back to Canada, sprouts out that she is engaged to her assistant-Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds). Andrew goes along with it when Margaret promises him a promotion, which he has been waiting his whole life for. Margaret then follows Andrew back to his hometown- Sitka, Alaska, for the weekend for his grandmother Annie’s (Betty White) 90th birthday.
This rom-com situation is rather unique and it shows the most basic form of comedy- when a high ranking person is brought down. This was seen way back in the black and white movies, like Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton films where, for example, officers or big burly guys were humiliated by the protagonist.
This is my second time watching this, and even though I knew the basic story-line and knew how it was going to end, the laughs kept coming. When you can watch a movie over and over again until you know every single line but still manage to laugh – then you know that it is a good film.
Like how Miss Congeniality is my favorite can’t-get-enough of movie, The Proposal is the same. Maybe its because of Sandra Bullock. Yea I’m sure its 80% because of her.
So a really hilarious film and not all that cliche either.
I give this a 9/10.
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