Out of all the Ryan Reynolds movies I have seen (not many)this was his least annoying performance. He has ruined the Rob Base and DJ EzRock song for me for the rest of my life, but besides that he acted like a normal human which is a plus. I was saddened that Betty White didn't get a bigger role in this because I was hoping that she would steal the show and make me giggle. Overall it is your normal date movie, with a so-so storyline, and a predictable ending (called by my date).
Reynolds and Bullock are appealing enough on their own, I guess, but there's zero chemistry here. It doesn't help that the film gives no reason for the two to fall for each other but somehow we're supposed to know that they will. The gags are all pretty treadworn and stale.
A pretty decent movie. Bullock and Reynolds have some great chemistry, and the humour is quite funny, yet, it is as predictable as any other romantic comedy to come out in the past..... 60 years or so.
Mildly diverting romantic comedy (with a fairly ridiculous premise), well performed (with an amusing supporting role for White in her 'breakout' performance, and unusually likable performances from Reynolds and especially Bullock), but so light and feathery that it tends towards blandness at times. Some extraneous padding in the third act doesn't help when the conclusion is already foregone. Overall, not bad, not especially distinguished just... pleasant.
it explores an interesting idea: the arranged marriage fantasy. the idea that two people put together by force will find things to love about each other and develop a beautiful relationship. This is a twist of that fantasy with a lot of cliche romantic comedy stuff thrown into the mix - much of which really doesn't fit (example: male stripper scene). Also the added complication of his ex is not fully explored and the end seems like it wasn't earned yet. In short - doesn't live up to it's promise
The Proposal is blandly by-the-numbers, bringing together a mismatched couple so their mutual resentments can melt away and they can realize they're right for each other. There's also a certain Taming of the Shrew edge to it as Bullock plays a hated corporate boss-from-hell, and the tinges of genuine misogyny in the work are hard to stomach. Fletcher's direction is utterly pedestrian, lacking any drive or visual inventiveness.