The Proposal Reviews

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March 2, 2019
It's quite a testament to Bullock and Reynolds that despite all the implausible frippery, they still make you root for their characters. Mostly they make you root for them to be paired together again in a better movie.
January 2, 2018
I found myself enjoying The Proposal more than I felt I should, chuckling at the predicaments and feeling the odd unsolicited tear moisten my eyes as if on cue in the third act.
September 12, 2017
... I do have to admit that I did laugh a few times.
September 29, 2011
A fresh twist to a proposal that starts out as all business but becomes something warmer and fuzzier before it's over.
August 14, 2010
Simple and clichéd, yet refreshing. As long as you're hell-bent on seeing a romantic comedy, The Proposal will deliver.
October 10, 2009
The Proposal doesn't blaze any new ground, but it doesn't raze any old ground either. It's a solid, old-fashioned romantic comedy that's more interested in the romance than in being silly or raunchy. These days, that's refreshing enough.
August 31, 2009
There is something to be said for such a relentlessly by-the-numbers chick flick programmer that is nonetheless a breezily enjoyable sit.
August 3, 2009
I was engaged by the fiery chemistry between Bullock and Reynolds.
July 30, 2009
A mildly enjoyed engagement that simply wasn't meant to last.
July 26, 2009
At the Sandra Bullock Movie Factory, a Hunky Co-Star Assembly Line rivets a new head on a standard male muscular body per SB pic.
July 24, 2009
The Proposal is not a marriage made in heaven by any means, but the eventual charm of the leads and a gag-packed second half manage to salvage the movie from inauspicious beginnings.
July 24, 2009
Ultimately, there is something refreshing about The Proposal's undemanding humour and unabashed feel-good factor.
July 24, 2009
A pedigree cast, fun premise and punchy dialogue make Bullock's return to romantic comedy look a great catch, and Reynolds is sharper than a diamond solitaire. Pity, then, that its penchant for sentimentality makes it miss congeniality.
July 24, 2009
The Proposal might not be ground breaking stuff, but it's a delightful and very enjoyable distraction that will lift your spirits.
July 24, 2009
Ignore the underlying fact that The Proposal is one big cliché of a movie and relish Bullock's ability to handle slapstick comedy as well as the smart line delivery.
July 24, 2009
July 24, 2009
Enjoyable romcom that succeeds thanks to the chemistry and comic timing of its two leads, but it's also formulaic, completely predictable and nowhere near as funny as it thinks it is.
July 24, 2009
For better or for worse, this could be a hot contender for the best romcom of the year. Might not be the most original, but it's certainly the most consistently funny and well played.
July 24, 2009
Sandra Bullock's performance alone deserves to give the star her first big comedy success since Miss Congeniality.
July 17, 2009
Bullock and Reynolds ... end up elevating The Proposal, turning something old into something (almost) new, something borrowed into something cute.
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