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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

[6.75/10] The Proposal (2009)


The Proposal (2009)

Romantic comedy is nowdays so popular genre that finding a flick that is both funny and throughout entertaining is actually really hard. Luckily, "The Proposal" is both. Every once in awhile, you must be willing to forgive a romantic comedy of its clich├ęd-filled plot because it's executed so well. "The Proposal" is one of those movies. Yes, mostly everything is done strictly by the numbers and yes, we can see the ending coming even before the movie begins but you feel so happy and warm and fuzzy inside that you want the conventional to happen. What works for the film particularly well is casting director Amanda Mackey Johnson knew what she was doing. The film is wonderfully cast with each actor giving it everything they could. We've come to expect exceptional performances from screen veterans like Reynolds, Bullock and Steenburgen but the real pleasure comes from Golden Girl Betty White was makes for a hysterical treat as she goes from the bizarre to the downright dangerous. "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. Ultimately, there is something refreshing about "The Proposal"'s undemanding humour and unabashed feel-good factor. 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.

  • My Rating: 6.75/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 43% (5.3/10)
  • IMDb: 6.8/10

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