Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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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…
god i love this movie
cute, but not really revolutionary. although, i feel like it tried to be.
For Women's History Month and for this edition of Missed It I decided to watch a blockbuster that I hadn't seen that was directed by a woman. Honestly, I was a little shocked. At $164 million, Anne Fletcher's Rom/Com The Proposal is the ninth highest grossing film directed by a woman.
The basic premise is that Sandra Bullock is a super driven/successful book editor in New York that is about to be deported back to Canada because she was too busy to get her paperwork taken care of. Everyone in her office hates her but she bullies Ryan Reynolds (her schlub of an assistant) into marrying her so that she can stay in the country and he can get a…
The most perfect film you could watch with your bf on your anniversary.
I watched this movie so many times and it never gets old!
Could have been a lot better with a couple solid rewrites.
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds are not that bad.
Typical, cute, romantic comedy. Beautiful setting. Sandra plays the bitchy boss well. My first Ryan Reynolds film. He is cute. And, Betty White as Grandmom. Who wouldn't want Betty White as their Grandmom?
movies directed by women,
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