Summer has blossomed its first romantic comedy of the season, and fireworks are going to fly! In “The Proposal” Sandra Bullock stars as Margaret, a tough as nails boss who is a force to be reckoned with. She seems especially hard on her assistant Andrew portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, who is at her side at all times. Margaret’s life revolves solely around her career as an editor; because of this her citizenship is jeopardized when her Visa is denied. With few options available and on the spur of the moment to save her job Margaret informs her boss that her assistant Andrew proposed to her. Obviously stunned Andrew follows suit knowing any objection could cost him his job.
Margaret is oblivious to what the repercussions could be for this lie and the possibility of jail time for both parties. After visiting immigration services to inform the officer of their pending nuptials he informs the pair of the possible punishments. Also informing them he will watch their every move, interview co-workers, family and friends, eventually holding separate meetings with the newlyweds to quiz them on their knowledge about each other. Attempting to learn everything in the matter of a week seems to be a struggle for Margaret as she knows nothing about Andrew. Andrew proves to Margaret working as her right hand man has taught him much of what he needs to know about who she is.
Following the meeting the duo travels away to Alaska for the weekend to visit Andrew’s parents. Once their Margaret learns a few secrets about Andrew and is intrigued. As the weekend goes on we see Margaret let her guard down as she lets Andrew’s family become her family. From the first kiss the “couple” shares we see sparks fly.
“The Proposal” is a charming film, truly entertaining and comical all the way to the closing credits. It fills the time wisely and offers no fillers. Nothing was predictable about this film, as it leaves you wondering where Andrew’s heart really lies and how Margaret feels. Fiery chemistry between Reynolds and Bullock was amazing. Ryan Reynolds brings the naturally charming and comical side, while Sandra Bullock showed a different side as the diva with an attitude. “The Proposal” is going to be this summer’s romantic comedy blockbuster. I was engaged by this film and can’t wait to see it again. I propose you not to enjoy it!