• Released
  • June 19, 2009
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 48 min
  • Romance
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The Proposal Synopsis
A book editor is forced to marry her male assistant in order to stay in the country.
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Critic Ratings

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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The chemical energy between Bullock and Reynolds is fresh and irresistible.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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The situations might be formulaic, but the teamwork of the two leads brings them to sparkling life.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Hilarious fun.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Recycles a plot that was already old when Tracy and Hepburn were trying it out. You see it coming from a great distance away. As it draws...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A serviceable and intermittently funny romance.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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The premise of The Proposal is one big cliche.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's impossible to guess why Bullock was ever attracted to this insulting role, and the eternally confident Reynolds is miscast as a young,...
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Neither (Bullock/Reynolds) brings out anything good in the other, and watching them try hurts the eyes, the tummy, and the libido.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Why is she (Bullock) demeaning herself with such shoddy goods? She’s a talented woman with a faithful following. She has made formula films...
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A romantic comedy so numbing it feels like Novocaine.
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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content, nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Charming romcom is best for older teens and up.
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