The Proposal (2009)
Critic Consensus: Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds exhibit plenty of chemistry, but they're let down by The Proposal's devotion to formula.
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Critic Reviews for The Proposal
They may as well have called this one 'Mis-Matched Sham Wedding Comedy #57513' for all the effort it makes to shake new life out of a tattered genre.
One minute you're watching a 21st-century remake of His Girl Friday, the next you're having to endure some awful, dumbed-down "women's picture". Bullock deserves better.
Sandra Bullock is teamed up with Ryan Reynolds, and each star's face has a waxy immobility that has nothing to do with Botox; the pure awfulness of the script has paralysed their facial muscles.
The more recurrent noise towards the end was me groaning with disappointment, that a movie which had struck gold with its central matchmaking was succeeding so ruthlessly in taking the shine off.
So keen to be cute it curdles our stomachs and so anxious to be funny it jellifies our funny bones.
Audience Reviews for The Proposal
Despite some funny moments and the good chemistry between Bullock and Reynolds, there is nothing fresh in this unoriginal romcom whose humor is more embarrassing than inspired. Even worse is how we are supposed to buy that such a tough bitch can change so much in one weekend.
It's a really good ol' rom-com that actually makes you laugh. It's a bit formulaic but I really like Bullock's and Reynolds' performances.
Only a charisma piece but there's oodles of that charisma. You'll hate yourself for liking it. Okay, okay, hate's a strong word. Maybe its a better chick flick than I give it credit for being.
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