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…
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…
A totally insane romantic comedy, The Proposal is about what happens when a corporate witch, played by Sandra Bullock, forces her emasculated intern, played by Ryan Reynolds, to marry her in order to avoid deportation to Canada. Most of the film takes place over a single weekend, at Reynolds’ family home in Alaska, where it aims for something like the cosy, big-house romantic comedies of yore. However, that also makes it feel as if Canada has already intervened, or Bullock has already returned from deportation, giving their blooming romance an intense, inescapable inevitability. Much like working in a corporate environment, as soon as the psychotic premise has been established, everyone takes it dead seriously, especially Reynolds, who acts like he’s…
I honestly think that Ryan Reynolds is capable of making good movies, but they sure do seem to be few and far between.
This was definitely a very cute and funny film. I absolutely loved Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock in this. My favorite scene had to be the one with her and the dog and eagle!
Waste of time. Shovinistic, stupid, boring, unfunny, predictable.
Harmless fluff, a few isolated guffaws early on drenched in that typical Hollywood 3rd act sentiment. Interesting locations and stellar support lift a story ripped off from Greencard and from Bullock's own Two Weeks Notice. Dialogue is dull and most of the "farce" is forced but this is saved by buckets of charisma from rom-com queen Bullock and soon to be megastar Reynolds - not anywere near as funny as he was in that "pizza place" series, but a tad more subtle. The leads' chemistry is the entire show here - well, that and Betty White, who never puts a foot wrong, and steals every scene she's in.
Let's see. How many times have I watched The Proposal? Fifteen times so far probably. And the thing is I never get bored of it. I know what's going to happen from the beginning till the end and I even remember pretty much most of the lines. The Proposal still my favorite
Funny Romantic Comedy. Good chemistry. Not too raunchy. Language is decent. Betty White brought it. Watch it for date night.
Bullock and Reynolds have amazing chemistry and the film gives so many laughs and funny situations that make you leave the theater with a smile. An excellent romantic comedy like those that nowadays are hard to find.
When the gags that play during the credits are more entertaining than the film itself.
Today marks the 6 year anniversary of awesomeness in my life. This list represents every movie my old lady (she…
Good movies written and/or directed by women, arranged by year. Will continually add more as I see them. Click "Read…