I remember months ago being in the theater and seeing previews for The Proposal (Let me just throw in here we saw the preview for New Moon!). Always a Sandra Bullock fan (well, almost always), I knew it was going to be a must-see. Throw in some Ryan Reynolds and well, it’s no surprise I jumped at Jill’s invitation to go Saturday night on opening weekend.
I was expecting cute. And a little funny. Maybe You’ve Got Mail kind of funny. Something to make you smile once in a while. But ya’ll. This movie was SO FUNNY. I know it looked like I’d been crying for the past two hours when I walked out of the theater. And I guess I had because I laughed so hard so many times I was crying. And clapping. It was that kind of funny.
Sandra tends to play characters that are a little clumsy. She’s good at the physical comedy. In the movie she was supposed to be playing uber successful, snotty, domineering Book Editor in Chief (?). In one scene, she has to get up from a kneeling position with 4″ heels and Sandra made it funny. And maybe not quite how that character would have done it but it was still funny. So, yeah, I’m not sure if she hangs on to the character 100% the whole time but then again, her character does make a bit of transformation and her clumsy and off-the-wall antics are the only thing that make you like her outside of her general attitude.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen Ryan Reynolds in anything except for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. But let me tell you, the guy is FUNNY. He delivered his sarcastic lines to perfection. Loved the line with the dog in the bathroom and also “Hence, the boat.” With the romance? Eh, not sure he’s a Richard Gere but he sure is pretty to look at and did I mention funny?
Betty White completed this movie and made it fabulous. Everyone know the caliber of actress she is. In this movie, she played a quirky but heartfelt 90 year old grandmother of Ryan’s character. And man, was she great. And funny of course.
This movie is a definite must-see. It’s going down as one of my favorite romantic comedies ever. And for those that haven’t seen the preview, here ya go. And the best part? That’s not all the funny parts.
Even better? Here are some outtakes!