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The Proposal (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 19 June 2009 (USA)
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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

"Downtown" Sitka is actually Rockport, Massachusetts which includes a famous tourist area called Bearskin Neck. The harbor formed by the Neck is where Motif #1 is located. Rockport remains a working fishing village especially for lobster although the bigger fisheries are in nearby Gloucester. The filming was done in April which is off season for large numbers of visitors. Bullock and Reynolds were seen shopping locally. See more »

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When Andrew and Margaret are speeding at the buoy and Andrew turns the boat hard to the left, Margaret falls out of the boat to the left. If the boat is turned hard to the left, the natural reaction would have been for Margaret to be thrown to the right. It's Newton's Third Law of Motion. See more »

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Andrew Paxton: Shit!
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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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