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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Sandra Bullock
Ryan Reynolds
Mary Steenburgen
Craig T Nelson
Betty White
Denis O'Hare
Malin Akerman
Oscar Nunez
Aasif Mandvi
Michael Mosley
Mini Anden
Directors
Anne Fletcher
Screenwriters
Pete Chiarelli
Running Time
108 minutes

The Proposal
Bullock and Reynolds try their hand at fauxmance


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The Proposal

Plot
Canadian book agent Margaret Tate (Bullock) cajoles her assistant Andrew (Reynolds) into marrying her in order to maintain her visa status and sidestep deportation from the US. In order to fool the authorities, the pair take off to Paxton’s parents in Alaska to get to know each other better.


Verdict
Despite good moments and likable leads, this lacks both heart and humour in a confection that smacks of the over-familiar.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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