Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon plays the wife of a would-be snitch and the buttoned-down cop sent to escort her to trial. When two different pairs of assassins kill the husband, the two women go on the run.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a new Sandra Bullock movie, so The Proposal will likely be welcomed just for that. That it takes Bullock in a slightly different direction than usual may make it seem fresher than it is – and giving her Ryan Reynolds to play off/with could be considered a stroke of genius.
The plot – high powered publishing executive Margaret Tate [Bullock] is about to be deported back home to Canada [!] when she springs a bombshell on her bosses by announcing that she and her executive assistant, Andrew Paxton [Reynolds] are getting married. The two then zip off to Sitka, Alaska to help celebrate his grandmother’s ninetieth birthday – and announce their engagement. The engagement tickles Gammy Annie [Betty White, conducting a master class in scene stealing] and Andrew’s mom, Grace [Mary Steenburgen] but not his father, Joe [Craig T. Nelson], or, at first, his ex, Gertrude [Malin Ackerman]. Chaos ensues.