The Proposal (2009)



Critic Consensus: Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds exhibit plenty of chemistry, but they're let down by The Proposal's devotion to formula.

Movie Info

When high-powered book editor Margaret faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she's actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew, who she's tormented for years. He agrees to participate in the charade, but with a few conditions of his own. The unlikely couple heads to Alaska to meet his quirky family, and the always-in-control city girl finds herself in one comedic fish-out-of-water situation after another. With an impromptu wedding in the … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, nudity and language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Chiarelli
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 13, 2009
Box Office: $163.9M
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as Margaret Tate

as Andrew Paxton

as Gertrude

as Joe Paxton

as Grace Paxton

as Mr. Gilbertson

as Grandma Annie

as Bob Thurber

as Flight Attendant

as Chairman Bergen

as Suzanne Joines

as Jim McKittrick

as Simone

as Jillian

as Receptionist

as Medivac Pilot

as Lead Counsel Malloy

as Mrs. McKittrick

as Immigration Clerk

as Party Guest

as Store Owner

as Executive Secretary
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Critic Reviews for The Proposal

All Critics (184) | Top Critics (38)

They may as well have called this one 'Mis-Matched Sham Wedding Comedy #57513' for all the effort it makes to shake new life out of a tattered genre.

Full Review… | July 24, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

A fresh twist to a proposal that starts out as all business but becomes something warmer and fuzzier before it's over.

Full Review… | September 29, 2011
American Profile

The comedy is some good moments, and the chemistry between Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds is strong, but it's too cute and predictable

Full Review… | July 24, 2011

Simple and clichéd, yet refreshing. As long as you're hell-bent on seeing a romantic comedy, The Proposal will deliver.

Full Review… | August 14, 2010

annoyingly predictable and barely watchable piece of Hollywood routine

Full Review… | December 17, 2009

It's not awful, certainly not memorable and - despite the words of at least one quote whore - it's not "the year's best comedy."

Full Review… | November 2, 2009
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for The Proposal

Cute movie, Ryan Reynolds as always is good. Sandra Bullock is funny and her and Reynolds have a decent chemistry. Betty White really shines in the supporting role.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


It's a really good ol' rom-com that actually makes you laugh. It's a bit formulaic but I really like Bullock's and Reynolds' performances.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Only a charisma piece but there's oodles of that charisma. You'll hate yourself for liking it. Okay, okay, hate's a strong word. Maybe its a better chick flick than I give it credit for being.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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