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The Proposal (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 19 June 2009 (USA)
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A pushy boss forces her young assistant to marry her in order to keep her visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada.



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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alicia Hunt ...
Coffee Barista
Alexis Garcia ...
Immigration Clerk (as Alexis R. Garcia)


For three years, Andrew Paxton has slaved as the assistant to Margaret Tate, hard-driving editor at a New York publisher. When Margaret, a Canadian, faces deportation for an expired visa, she hatches a scheme to marry Andrew - he agrees if she'll promise a promotion. A skeptical INS agent vows to test the couple about each other the next Monday. Andrew had plans to fly home that weekend for his grandma's 90th, so Margaret goes with him - to Sitka, Alaska - where mom, dad, and grams await. Family dynamics take over: tensions between dad and Andrew, an ex-girlfriend, Andrew's dislike of Margaret, and her past color the next few days, with the INS ready to charge Andrew with fraud. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Here comes the bribe...


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 June 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La propuesta  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,627,598 (USA) (19 June 2009)


$163,947,053 (USA) (30 October 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The eagle that grabbed the dog was an Australian Wedged-tailed Eagle. See more »


When Margaret and Andrew are talking outside on the street after first leaving the immigration office you see a FedEx truck in the background behind Andrew on the street. As the scene switches between the two of them it disappears and then instantly reappears. See more »


[first lines]
Andrew Paxton: Shit!
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Referenced in Greek: Midnight Clear (2011) See more »


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It was sweet
7 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although the movie is predictable, like most romance comedies are, nevertheless it was sweet. Sure a bit unrealistic in terms of the time line of the whole plot takes place but this is why we have movies like this, so you can escape into the fantasy of romance and humor. If you are looking for realism then watch a 3 hour drama, but if you want to escape for awhile and just enjoy a movie you don't have to think too much about then it's worth your time. If you don't want to pay to go see it in the theater, then wait for it to come out on DVD. I saw it during a private screening as part of the ATL Film Festival, for close to two hours I thought of nothing else and laughed and even cried a bit. I would definitely see it again. It may not be the best romantic comedy I have seen but the movie still holds lots of charm.

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