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A pushy boss (Sandra Bullock) forces her young assistant (Ryan Reynolds) 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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$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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The eagle that grabbed the dog was an Australian Wedged-tailed Eagle. See more »

Goofs

When Margaret is telling Andrew's family and friends about how they got engaged she says that the two were celebrating their one year anniversary. When the government official comes to Alaska, Andrew tells him that that "six months ago we started dating, we fell in love". See more »

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Andrew Paxton: Shit!
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Featured in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.43 (2009) See more »

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Written by Peter Gill, Holly Johnson (as William Johnson), and Mark O'Toole
Performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
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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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