But then, I am a sucker for a good romantic comedy. This movie did fulfill that requirement and then some. I laughed out loud quite a few times, something I don't often do in a movie theater, but this was just so funny in some parts that I couldn't help myself. And the expressions that Sandra Bullock can pull with her face are priceless.
So, to give you a quick synopsis.... Sandra Bullock plays Margaret Tate who is an Editor at a major book publishing company, and Ryan Reynolds is her assistant. She is an evil and mean woman who it seems as though everyone in the office dislikes, including Reynolds and the way she speaks to people is just degrading. You instantly don't like her.
Now, the twist comes when we find out she is a Canadian in New York on a visa and she is going to be deported, and she comes up with this cockamaimmee scheme and tells her bosses that she and Ryan are engaged to be married, so the problem is fixed!! No deportation....only Ryan is puzzled and definitely doesn't want to marry someone he secretly refers to as Satan's Mistress.....LOL
But, she blackmails and bullies him into it, and he reluctantly agrees with the knowledge that they will get divorced shortly thereafter and he will get his dream job of becoming an editor himself.
Well, all hell breaks loose when they have to go to Ryan's hometown for his grandmother's 90th birthday party where they will announce their "engagement". She is so out of her high-falutin' lifestyle that it is funny to watch. And Betty White who plays the grandmother steals quite a few scenes with her humor too!
This movie was definitely worth the ticket price and I will probably buy it when it comes out on DVD just so I can watch it again and again. I thought it was that good.
If you get the chance and your in the mood for a good romantic comedy, check out The Proposal. I am glad I did.
Psssst! I just read that this is the #1 film at the Box Office....Yay!
Till Next Time,