— by JON MARTINCIC —
I recently decided to visit one of the cheaper movie theaters in my area to spend my Friday evening. My options were very limited.
It came down to a movie I had already seen a couple weeks before or “The Proposal.” Just picture a guy of college age going in to see a romantic comedy alone. It was a funny situation in and of itself.
“The Proposal” is a story about a book editor, Sandra Bullock, who finds out her visa has expired and she is about to be deported to her home country of Canada. She decides to blackmail her assistant, played by Ryan Reynolds, into marrying her so that she may stay in the country to maintain her job.
The movie had a lot of positives, such as the lovable supporting cast and some clever dialogue, but on a whole, I found it had a lot more romance than comedy. Sure, it was cute and it brings out the sensitive side in some, but I expected a couple more laugh-out-loud moments.
All of the cast represented their characters well. There were also a few recognizable supporting characters played by actors such as Craig T. Nelson and Betty White. The funniest of these parts is played by Oscar Nunez of “The Office,” who plays the very well-rounded Ramone. He provides a running joke that I still can’t get out of my head.
“The Proposal” will provide some laughs, some sighs and some double-takes. It’s a great date movie, but it may not be the perfect fit for a lone college-aged male. If you’re a fan of Sandra Bullock films, this one’s for you.