The Proposal --
using the standard romantic comedy rules , like two people hating
each other followed by a crazy story -- has all the above.
However, it has a few things that separate
it from just being another chic flick, like talent, chemistry,
and people who know how to be funny.
It balances humor and charm with unusual
skill, showing how actors and a good script can make things come
together, and making for a really enjoyable fun movie to watch.
If you like your romantic comedies like
your cappuccino (lite & frothy), then this one is for you.
It's still the same old story -- if they
hate each other at the beginning, then by the end they'll either
be married or engaged.
And this one is strictly by the book.
Despite the promise of a fish-out-of-water
story, it's still Green Card redux, with Sandra Bullock
doing what she does best.
is a romantic fantasy comedy that follows a Hollywood formula
by the book and in standard order.
The film is proudly square and completely
predictable, like in the tradition of the 1940s and 1950s films
of the same type.
This picture is all about Sandra Bullock
and Ryan Reynolds. The two trade a trick marriage for a promotion,
but the real pull or draw of the movie is a chance to see its
pleasant, charismatic stars go head-to-head, like in a kind of
Abbott & Costello routine.