Review: The Proposal (2/5)

DIRECTOR: Anne Fletcher (Step Up, 27 Dresses)

TAGLINE: Here comes the bribe…

STARRING: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds

THE GIST: When the boss from hell faced deportation when her citizenship was put to question, she forced her assistant to marry her. Pressured by the Bureau of Immigration, the devil incarnate decided to meet his to-be-husband’s folks in Alaska to announce their engagement. You know what’s next. Some cheese topped with some good old lovin’.

DAILY EXPRESS SAYS: It is contrived and predictable, squandering the chemistry between co-stars Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds as it creates lazy escapist entertainment that is forgotten as soon as the end credits have rolled.

I SAY: If you loathe Star Cinema’s formulaic rom-com’s, you would probably feel the same about this Hollywood film. Despite the charisma and chemistry of the leads, “The Proposal” is an inevitable failure. The jokes aren’t funny. Sandra Bullock’s character is a clone of Miranda Priestly of “The Devil Wears Prada”. And you can smell the ending miles away.


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