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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.

Director:

Anne Fletcher

Writer:

Peter Chiarelli
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Margaret Tate
Ryan Reynolds ... Andrew Paxton
Mary Steenburgen ... Grace Paxton
Craig T. Nelson ... Joe Paxton
Betty White ... Grandma Annie
Denis O'Hare ... Mr. Gilbertson
Malin Akerman ... Gertrude
Oscar Nuñez ... Ramone
Aasif Mandvi ... Bob Spaulding
Michael Nouri ... Chairman Bergen
Michael Mosley ... Chuck
Dale Place ... Jim McKittrick
Alicia Hunt Alicia Hunt ... Coffee Barista
Alexis Garcia Alexis Garcia ... Immigration Clerk (as Alexis R. Garcia)
Kortney Adams ... Colden Books Receptionist
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Here comes the bribe...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Proposal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,627,598, 21 June 2009

Gross USA:

$163,958,031

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$317,375,031
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Pro wrestler Barry Ace was cast, but he was never called to start working. See more »

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When Margaret and Andrew first arrive at his home, Margaret pulls Andrew aside during the party by grabbing the front of his jacket. When the scene switches, she is holding onto the sleeve of his jacket. See more »

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[first lines]
Andrew Paxton: Shit!
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: During the first half of the end credits there are various clips of Mr. Gilbertson (the immigration "detective") interviewing Margaret, Andrew, Ramone (the "stripper"), Grace and Joe (Andrew's mom and dad), and Grandma Annie. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is an alternate ending to the film in which the plane in which Margaret is going to New York comes back to Sitka Airport and Ryan Reynolds' final speech takes place over there only See more »

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References Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999) See more »

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Love Me Tenderly
Written by Leonard Raymond Gehl Sr.
Performed by Johnny Lidell
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Everything You Want in a Rom-Com
20 June 2009 | by brenttraftSee all my reviews

Breaking news: The Proposal is not going to win any Academy Awards. It is predicable and follows the Rom-Com formula you have seen a hundred times before. Despite that, The Proposal is an enjoyable film and one of the better Rom-Coms to come out in the past few years.

Sandra Bullock has the difficult task of being an uptight b**** but still remains a likable character. Ryan Reynolds shows he is a master at the awkward facial expression. Most of the big laughs are from Betty White, who practically steals the film.

"The Proposal" probably won't have you rolling with laughter, but it is an enjoyable diversion. If you go see it, chances are that you will be happy you went.


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