The Proposal

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

The Proposal (Touchstone Movie)

“The Proposal” is a romantic comedy film released in 2009, directed by Anne Fletcher. The movie stars Sandra Bullock as Margaret Tate, a Canadian executive facing deportation from the United States, and Ryan Reynolds as Andrew Paxton, her loyal assistant.

The story follows Margaret Tate, a tough and demanding editor-in-chief of a publishing company in New York City. When she learns that she is at risk of being deported to Canada due to her expired work visa, she concocts a plan to avoid deportation. Margaret forces Andrew, her unsuspecting assistant, to marry her in a fake engagement.

Andrew reluctantly agrees to the plan, as he sees this as an opportunity to secure a long-awaited promotion. The two head to Andrew’s family home in Alaska to celebrate his grandmother’s birthday and convince his family of their impending marriage.

As they spend time together, Margaret and Andrew’s fake relationship starts to become more complicated and emotionally entangled. They face unexpected challenges, humorous misunderstandings, and undeniable chemistry that leads to genuine feelings.

“The Proposal” is celebrated for its charming and engaging performances by Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, who exhibit great on-screen chemistry. The film combines the elements of humor, romance, and family dynamics to create a heartwarming and entertaining romantic comedy.

“The Proposal” was a commercial success and received positive reviews from audiences and critics alike. It remains a touchstone for fans of feel-good romantic comedies and those looking for a delightful and light-hearted escape with a delightful mix of humor and romance.

Additional Details


  • Sandra Bullock: Margaret Tate
  • Ryan Reynolds: Andrew Paxton
  • Mary Steenburgen: Grace Paxton
  • Craig T. Nelson: Joe Paxton
  • Betty White: Grandma Annie
  • Denis O’Hare: Mr. Gilbertson
  • Oscar Nunez: Ramone
  • Malin Åkerman: Gertrude
  • Michael Nouri: publisher Bergen
  • Aasif Mandvi: Bob Spaulding
  • Michael Mosley: Chuck


  • Director: Anne Fletcher
  • Producers: David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman
  • Writer: Peter Chiarelli

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