The Proposal

June 20, 2009 - Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds have a hate-love relationship in this RomCom from director Anne Fletcher. Mary Steenburgen and Craig T. Nelson co-star, but it's Betty White and Oscar Nunez (The Office) who steal the show.

Bullock plays Margaret Tate, a high-powered publishing executive in New York. Reynolds is Andrew Paxton, her long-suffering assistant. When Margaret is faced with deportation to her native Canada, she proposes that Andrew marry her in order to keep her in the country. He agrees on the condition that she publish his novel.

With the deal in place, the unhappy couple head to Andrew's hometown in Alaska to meet the family, which includes his parents (Nelson and Steenburgen) and his grandma (White). An out-of-the-office romance develops and - I don't think I'm giving anything away here - the best line of the movie comes when Andrew tells Margaret, "I want to marry you so I can date you."

Overall review: *** This film doesn't make you think too hard, and there's no underlying message about the nature of true love. But, with a good cast, a funny script, some stunning scenery and a very cute dog, what's not to like? Say yes to The Proposal.