“The Proposal”: a movie worth proposing to see

Hailey Edelstein ('12)/ Eastside Online News Editor

If it’s raining and you’re looking for something to do, seeing “The Proposal” is in fact a great proposal. On a rainy day, this funny movie is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. 

Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is a pushy editor-in-chief for the book company “Colden Books.” Her work is her main priority and she’s not afraid to fire coworkers who do not follow her directions. None of the “Colden” employees enjoy working for her. Margaret’s dedicated assistant, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds) strives to move up his position from a mere assistant to an editor. He works extremely hard to make his boss (Margaret) happy and puts all of his effort into his job.

Just as Margaret is at the peak of her career, her Visa is declined and she is being deported back to Canada. In a desperate effort to remain in the United States, she forces Andrew to marry her threatening to crush his dream of having an editor position if he refuses. 

From this point, the movie takes off. Margaret and Andrew head to Alaska Andrew’s hometown to inform his parents of the engagement. After spending time with his family, Andrew’s parents convince the “couple” to get married that weekend in Alaska. They reluctantly accept and begin to prepare for the wedding. 

The movie flows smoothly and keeps the audience laughing. Bullock and Reynolds clearly work well together and made this romantic comedy very enjoyable and entertaining. 

As the movie progresses, the ending begins to seem very predictable, lacking necessary twists and turns to keep the story interesting. Still, the plot definitely keeps the audience’s attention throughout the duration of the movie. 

After many wedding preparations in Alaska, Margaret who has been alone and without a family for years begins to feel like she’s cutting into Andrew’s life and family.

Want to know if the wedding is called off? Check out “The Proposal” in theatres now.

 

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