The Proposal is the kind of movie you can take your mother to. In fact, I did, and we both enjoyed it. A pretty standard romantic comedy, it was a fun diversion on a rainy day.
Sandra Bullock plays a high-strung, tyrannical book editor in Manhattan who is about to be deported to her native Canada. So she blackmails her hard-working, oft-abused assistant, played by Ryan Reynolds, into being her fiancé so she can stay in the country and keep her job. Of course, the charade turns to real romance on a trip to visit his family in Alaska. Along the way there are some sweet moments and quite a few funny ones – many of those supplied by the hilarious Betty White who plays Reynolds’ grandmother.
If you’re in the mood for an old-fashioned romantic comedy, this is one to see. You won’t be blown away but you’ll be amused.