A hard-nosed executive talks her overworked assistant into a marriage of convenience in the hit screwball comedy, “The Proposal,” which has grossed over $130 million domestically and is still running strong.
This contemporary romantic comedy from director Anne Fletcher (“27 Dresses”), The Proposal is available in Two-Disc Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD editions, as well as Single-Disc DVD and Blu-ray editions. Bonus features include filmmaker commentary, bloopers and a hilarious alternate ending. Both Two-Disc DVD and Blu-ray versions also include a Digital Copy of the movie that can be viewed on an array of electronic devices.
Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) terrorizes her publishing house co-workers with her abrasive, take-no-prisoners management style, especially her overworked assistant Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynolds). But when Margaret is threatened with deportation to her native Canada because of an immigration technicality, the quick-thinking exec announces that she and Andrew are engaged to be married. Ambitious Andrew agrees to go along with her scheme—if there’s a long-awaited promotion in it for him.
Everything is going according to Margaret’s plan, until an overzealous immigration official makes it his business to prove that the couple’s engagement is bogus. To demonstrate her commitment to her new fiancé, Margaret agrees to celebrate the 90th birthday of his colorful grandmother (Betty White) — in Alaska. The editrix’s type-A ways put her at odds with her eccentric future in-laws with hilarious consequences, until the Paxtons teach Margaret a thing or two about family.
Sandra Bullock, in top form, and Ryan Reynolds, revealing new comedic skills, match wits as yet another version of the odd couple in this offbeat love story.
The supporting cast includes Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Malin Ackerman, Heartbreak Kid, and a scene-stealing Betty White.
Bonus Features for The Proposal:
Set Antics: Outtakes and Other Absurdities From The Proposal — Bloopers and light moments on set with the cast and crew of The Proposal
Audio Commentary by director Anne Fletcher and writer Peter Chiarelli
Running time: 108 Minutes