Monday, June 22, 2009

The Proposal

We went to the movies to see The Proposal this weekend (along with lots of other folks, apparently--it was the top grossing film nationwide). A winner, for lots of reasons. First of all, I love good romantic comedies, and this one is well-written and well-directed. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds--in fact, all the cast members--are great; the leads give this formulaic script lots of sizzle and fizz. Betty White, an actress and comedian whose talents I have only lately come to appreciate, is superb--not too silly or over the top, but spot on.

And, of course, there's Ryan Reynolds (or did I say that already?). He is to die for. He's unbelievably appealing in his role, and he appears shirtless in one scene so that we can appreciate his perfectly hirsute chest and his abs (which, in the film, are not as defined as they are in the image above, but who's complaining?). In fact, we get a bare ass shot, too!

In addition, the film's a hoot--I laughed out loud more than at any film that I can remember in quite a while. So, while our local film reviewer only gave the film 3 out of 4 (probably because of its rather predictable trajectory), the reviewer enjoyed it immensely anyway, so go see for yourself.

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