Stories about 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…
this movie sucks lol. when people laugh at it it makes me angry.
Rom coms are only good for reminding me how lonely I am.
It's just funny! I liked it.
It is all worth it for the Bullock-Reynolds chemistry and the comedic gems of the script.
When I had first watched the film, the beginning reminded me awfully of the "The Devil Wears Prada" - the busy, stuck-up, devil's mistress boss whose employees fear her yet whose one assistant is promising to achieve more. Yet, what differs in the two comedies other than the obvious romance is how the ending here is far more conventional, meaning that the audience gets the 'happily ever after' without seeing a drastic change in the protagonists' characterization. The fine line of Margaret Tate's vulnerability is well embraced by Bullock, whose moment in the woods has long become a joke between my friends and I, and the script that does aces to retain this stereotypical portrayal of a boss by still providing plenty of funny moments.
Final thoughts: it remains one of my go to movies, even at 5:30 am on a Tuesday.
Ryan Reynolds has a tendency of picking bad movies to star in, I've said such before and this is no different. Yet it has a few laughs that make it passable, Barely.
Like Betty white dancing with Sandra near a bon fire.
or the fact that coach seemed to be out place in it.
sadly at the end it's just another rom-com with a cookie cutter ending. Good enough for those mushy types, not Dale!
Of course I loved this. Because that's the kind of ridiculous person I am. Of course.
I really was surprised by how enjoyable this is. It's been years since I saw it. I know it's not going to change the world but not every movie needs to. This kept me laughing and the chemistry between Reynolds and Bullock is palpable.
Two very likeable, talented actors who constantly make bad choices decide not to buck the trend.
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…