Fifth about The Seventh

The Proposal (2009)

The Proposal: it’s hard not to guess how this Anne Fletcher romantic comedy will end, considering that at its center are two incredibly popular and attractive stars. However, the romance feels flimsy at best; not so much because those two people could not fall in love, but because the way they do is forced and unconvincing. Sandra Bullock is fine as the witch-with-a-heart-of gold, and Ryan Reynolds is likewise fine as her not-really-a-paramour; they are both upstaged by the energetic, lovely performance of Betty White, who also manages to bring some heart into the comedy. The film looks dreamy and romantic, and cinematographer Oliver Stapleton makes good use of its gorgeous faux-Alaskan setting.

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