Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Here comes the bribe...
When she learns she's in danger of losing her visa status and being deported, overbearing book editor Margaret Tate forces her put-upon assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her.
The perfect example of a film that starts off well, and then descends into unimaginable awfulness very, very quickly.
There's a quote from The Big Lebowski that sums this up well: "The goddamn plane has crashed into the mountain!"
You know what's really annoying about The Proposal? The fact Sandra Bullock is really rather good in it and, frankly, deserved better than the very average material Anne Fletcher's film gave her. Bullock is increasingly quite an underrated actress who, much like Jennifer Aniston, has a habit for picking really formulaic or anaemic starring vehicles that limit her potential - and boy oh boy is The Proposal slavish to formula. Consider the setup, for it has plenty of comedic potential: a complete bitch of a book publisher has to marry her put upon male assistant, to his utter shock, in order to avoid being deported from the U.S; cue lots of lying to friends & family, the awkwardness of social situations…
"The Proposal" is overlong, predictable, and very unoriginal, but the sweet and believable chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, a good amount of heart, and a handful of laughs make this an enjoyable and entertaining time.
I didnt expect to enjoy this movie as much as I did since I thought it would simply be another romantic comedy, but I was suprised at how much I ended liking this film. Ryan Reynolds already did a great romantic comedy last year with Definitely, Maybe and this time around he did it again. Sandra Bullock is back at doing what she does best: romantic comedies and in my opinion it is one of her best films as she plays a different character than she has in most other roles. This time around she is the boss who nobody can stand and is so uptight, but once she forces Reynolds character into marrying her we start seeing the humanity…
Let's just say I was bored......it's late........it came on t.v........I had nothing better to do. Let's leave it there shall we.
Well, this was on a whole new level of bad. I knew what I was getting into, though, since I already saw Fletcher's 27 Dresses last month. I had the lowest possible expectations about it, and yet it still managed to surprise me. It’s sad to see films like this being directed by women. It was, however, written by Pete Chiarell and considering how the main (female) character is constructed it really isn’t surprising that it was written from a man’s perspective.
Sandra Bullock plays an executive editor in chief of a book publishing company – and as in any male-written film where a woman plays an independent, career-driven and powerful character, she’s a cold-stone, emotionless and insensitive bitch, who…
Box office $ 317.4 million
Although the movie is predictable, like most romance comedies are, nevertheless it was sweet. Sure a bit unrealistic in terms of the time line of the whole plot takes place but this is why we have movies like this, so you can escape into the fantasy of romance and humor. If you are looking for realism then watch a 3 hour drama, but if you want to escape for awhile and just enjoy a movie you don't have to think too much about then it's worth your time. If you don't want to pay to go see it in the theater, then wait for it to come out on DVD. I saw it during a…
seems that now when i'm depressed i watch romantic comedies
The beginning is annoying, Sandra Bullock's character Margaret is a horrible demanding boss lady who takes advantage of Ryan Reynold's character Andrew, her assistant and asks him for way too much.
About 25 minutes into the film it becomes more about Andrew and his family which makes the film more interesting. It's a not really a romance story or comedy story for that matter. It's just a chick flick. And overall it's just ok. The scenery is beautiful and the acting is basic.
If I'm being honest, I only have watched this the whole way through in a technical sense. I've watched about three-quarters of it once from the beginning, then the back three-quarters one time. I've seen bits and pieces on MTV and ABC Family (Freeform?) and I honestly don't believe that the way I've watched this has any impact on my opinion on it.
So what is exactly wrong with The Proposal? It does have a lot to do with the predictability factor. I feel like the romantic comedy genre is the only genre that so consistently churns out the same garbage over and over that even if something good comes out, it will be overlooked because of the over-saturation of…
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*sandra bullock dances around a fire singing get low whilst betty white watches on in utter astonishment*
god i love this movie
cute, but not really revolutionary. although, i feel like it tried to be.
movies directed by women,
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Here's the other list I published at the same time:
100 Highest Rated Entries on Letterboxd Directed by Women.