Monday, September 14, 2009

The Proposal

Since I was in the mood for a comedy, I decided to give this movie a shot and check it out. Plus, I was stuck on a plane and again it looked like most of the movies they offered, I had already seen! (surprise, surprise!)

It started out a bit slow, though it had its entertaining moments. I really enjoy watching both Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds on the big screen - I think they are pretty entertaining to watch.

As for the story, I thought it was a bit unrealistic. Then again, we do go to the cinema to get away from the realities of day to day life and in the end, it is all about being entertained.

During one point in the movie, another girl (played by Malin Akerman) was introduced into the story (an ex of Ryan Reynold's character). Here I thought the story may take a turn and go in a different direction, it could have made the story more interesting and more believable.

But, it went into a more "predictable" direction. Though, I felt it was a bit "unrealistic." I don't want to spoil it for you, but let's just beg the question "Does love happen over night?" Maybe, maybe not. To me, it all happened way too fast.

Though, this film had its moments. There were bits of entertaining parts in the movie that made up for the lack of realism in the story. I especially liked the part of Ramone, (Oscar Nunez) who plays Oscar in the television show "The Office." He was very entertaining to watch here. I also enjoyed the part of Grandma Annie (Gammy) played by prior "Golden Girl" Betty White.

All in all, I think this was an ok movie. It wasn't great. To me, it's not really a movie you need to go run out and see. Honestly, it's probably best left in the NetFlix queue for those times when your choices are kind of limited and when you're in the mood for a romantic comedy type movie

Happy movie watching!

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Bobby Bless said...

i did a review for this movie... anyway, in while at the theater i kinda slept for a little bit until my friend woke me up because i was being a bad date. she made the mistake of waking me up when the puppy was on the screen and i said, "puppy!" and all the girls in the audience replied with, "aww!"

Clarabela said...

I agree with you about this movie. It was ok. It was trying to be like Green Card.

But after seeing Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, I really like him.

Kelly said...

I love airplane rides because they give you the chance to watch movies you might never see otherwise.

Karen said...

The Proposal was a cute film! I liked the Alaskan scenery, the chemistry between Bullock and Reynolds and the supporting cast (Betty White was a real scene stealer). Can't wait to add it to my DVD collection! Nice review.

Film Gurl said...

(Bobby) What a funny story, you always seem to make me laugh! :)

(Clarabela) I agree. I've seen "Definitely, Maybe" twice - I think he plays a pretty good role. I hear he'll be playing The Green Lantern, I may have to check that out!

(Kelly) Most definitely! It's funny I was just having this conversation with @zenbitch and she told me about all these movies she just saw on the plane during her vacation. Let's just say she's glad she saw them for free ;) (That girl cracks me up!)

(Karen) You know, I was thinking the same thing when I saw the Alaskan scenery. I really like the outdoors and heard it's a great place!

Thanks everyone for stopping by! :)

Action Flick Chick said...

I love Reynolds and White. I saw this movie for them. I agree with everyone, it was not great and the plot was a wee bit unrealistic but all in all it was an entertaining movie.

Film Gurl said...

Sounds like we're all pretty much in agreement here :) I know you'll definitely be checking out The Green Lantern (since it should be action!), it will be interesting to see Ryan Reynolds playing that role. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Chaka said...

I agree it was not academy award material, but I was only expecting a romantic comedy. I ended up laughing enough to make it an enjoyable movie.

Film Gurl said...

Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for stopping by! :)