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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$33,627,598 (USA) (21 June 2009)

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$163,958,031 (USA)
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In this movie, the mother (played by actress Mary Steenburgen) was in the original Parenthood movie as a main female mother character. Then, the father (played by actor Craig T. Nelson) was in the Parenthood TV series as the main patriarch of the family. See more »

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The eagle shown in the movie was an Australian Wedge-Tailed Eagle, it should have been a Bald Eagle which are actually found in Alaska. See more »

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Andrew Paxton: Shit!
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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Written by D. Roc (as Deongelo Holmes), Kaine (as Eric Jackson), and Lil Jon (as Jonathan Smith)
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Charming though Predictable
1 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most charming Sandra Bullock movie since While You Were Sleeping, though quite a bit more predictable. (Anyone who knows the general premise can guess how the movie is going to play out.) But it was funny and sweet, and if you need to choose something to take your wife/girlfriend to, choose this one.

Sandy's attempting a Miranda Priestly-type character (Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada) which doesn't actually suit her acting style very well, but when you get used to her she's fun to watch. And she has great comic timing. So does Ryan Reynolds for that matter, who has a way of just looking perplexed that can make you snicker.


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