“What am I allergic to?” “Pine nuts, and the full spectrum of human emotion.”

July 7, 2009

Andrew Paxton: Margaret, will you marry me? Because I’d like to date you.

On Sunday afternoon, I finally went to see “The Proposal” with my mom. I had to see what all the fuss was about! Granted, Ryan Reynolds Herculean abs and Sandra Bullock is incredibly endearing, but I didn’t have the highest of expectations for what at face value seemed to be a run of the mill romcom with a predictable ending. The theater was surprisingly crowded for a Sunday afternoon showing of a 3 week old movie, which initially led me to believe that we had somehow ended up in the wrong screen, but my disbelief was silenced as the film opened on a shot of Ryan Reynolds in Starbucks. I was amazed at how well Reynolds and Bullock worked together; their innate quirkiness and fluid comedy was fun to watch, and felt incredibly natural. People say that Bullock doesn’t act, she always plays herself, and that really came through in this movie. Too often, romantic comedies are trite and almost embarassing to watch; badly acted, unwieldingly cheesy, annoying…but “The Proposal” hit the mark. The chemistry was comparable to though different from Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey ‘s in”How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” guarenteeing a solid DVD release. It was a decent weekend for the movie; it took an additional $12.8 million in box office taking its overall gross to $94 million. Definitely one that I will enjoy watching again.