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The Proposal

Written by Myhorng. 1 comment Posted in: Movie, Review

“Economy in recession”, is no longer new to many. I personally came across question like, “is it really economic recession?” when you may still see a sea of people lining up in front of cashier counter in shopping malls waiting to fork out money for their purchase, clubs with full of crowd even during weekdays, difficulties in getting tickets for movies at the cinema etc. We started to feel the impact since 2008 and it is still not doing any better although it looks like a rebound is on its way. Economists are projecting Malaysia jobless rate to rise to between 4 and 4.5 this year while the US unemployment rate will most likely to rise from 7.2% early this year to around 10% in Q3 this year. 4.5% doesn’t seem to be scary? Let’s turn 4.5% to figure and it will be around 500,000 of unemployment on our productive Malaysian population.

Now, to what extend will you do to stay employed? Don’t give a damn about it? Buy breakfast for your bosses? Work 16 hours a day, 7 days a week without request for any additional incentive? Be a super office politician trying to get rid of the rest who might jeopardize your job? Be Mr./Ms. Yes who will just agree to everything including washing the company toilets?

Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) a Canadian chief executive director who was going to get deported from US soil and of course lost her job would challenge the law, blackmailed her assistant whom she tormented for years, Andrew Paxton (Ryan Reynold) to marry her. On the other hand, he is willing to compromise in order to secure his career in publishing industry with condition he is promoted to editor when everything is over.

With an immigration office on their tails, this unlikely couple needs to spend a couple of days in Alaska celebrating Andrew’s grandma’s 90th birthday cum to understand each other in detail before the immigration interrogation take place. This is where all the romance and sentimental kicks in. The plot is typical and predictable ‘chick-flicks’ with one and only ending. However, the script was well written. Every screen did relate to each and another without much draggy lovey dovey piece.

When it comes to humor, this movie won’t let you down with the witty grandma (Betty White) and the comedienne Ramone (Oscar Nunez) who is just everywhere in it. Overall, this is not a block-buster or something to shout about but worth watching. The beautiful Alaskan setting and the cheerful effect it brought worth every effort I put in getting the tickets on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Ramone’s performance censored quite a bit.

Naked Sandra Bullock only on DVD | Muscle man available in cinema

Myhorng Rating – 7.75/10

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  1. -eiling-

    don't watch at the cinema cos the strip dance and the near naked sandra part is censored.

    August 7, 2009 at 10:14 am

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