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

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19 June 2009 (USA)  »

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La propuesta  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

At the immigration office, on Mr. Gilbertson's desk is a copy of the book "U.S. Citizenship for Dummies." See more »

Goofs

A time-lapse scene shows the sun not setting during the night at Sitka. Alaska is almost 1500 miles north to south. While there are places in Alaska, above the Arctic Circle, where the sun doesn't set at night in summer, the sun always sets in Sitka, even in summer (though sometimes quite late, and nautical twilight isn't reached every night). See more »

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[first lines]
Andrew Paxton: Shit!
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Referenced in Drop Dead Diva: Would I Lie to You? (2010) See more »

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A fun way to spend an afternoon
24 June 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Proposal isn't going to win any Oscars, nor will it become your favourite movie of all time. However, it does exactly what it is supposed to do; that is to entertain you. The Proposal is the story of a tough editor Margaret Tate (Bullock) who forces her assistant Andrew Tate (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her so she can stay in the U.S. (Interestingly, in the movie Bullock plays a Canadian and Reynolds an American while in real life, the reverse is true). What happens next will not surprise viewers but they will get many laughs along the way. Reynolds and Bullocks are very funny and also very believable. Betty White (from the Golden Girls) almost steals the show as Andrew's 90 year old "Gammy". The beautiful Alaskan setting doesn't hurt things either. Overall this is not a unique movie or even a unique role for Bullock but it is a very funny (and fun) way to spend an afternoon.


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