The Proposal – Movie Review

Movie Title: The Proposal
Rating: PG-13
Director: Anne Fletcher
Staring: Sandra Bullock; Ryan Reynolds; Mary Steenburgen; Craig T. Nelson and Betty White
Category: Romantic Comedy

Moms of Faith Rating: 3 out of 10

Intro: A very disappointing romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock.

Review: Normally, I love Sandra Bullock’s films. However, this one was not a winner for me. Sure, there were a couple good parts…like when her character got a conscience and it was humorous at times. Unfortunately, it missed the mark in so many other areas…

On the negative side: There was a lot of weird spiritual references, symbolism and chanting done by the grandmother (Betty White). I it found uncomfortable as a Christian. I am not into watching weird ritualistic stuff. It really put a damper on the whole movie for me. Especially since it was not just a one time thing or even a brief reference. It was throughout the film.

There were several not PG-13ish sexual scenes in the film that were tasteless. One particularly dumb scene was when Margaret and Andrew bump into each other naked and fall on the floor still wrapped up together. It was just so unrealistic and dumb. Plus, it showed WAY too much skin.

Another sexually explicit scene would be when Margaret gets taken to a local male strip club. The stripper is not all that appealing as far as looks…which I am guessing was supposed to make it funny. However, he was dressed in very tiny underwear and gyrating. His male part was all up in the viewers face and I found it crude and just plain tasteless.

I do not like to give too much away in my reviews, so I will leave it at that. These were the “main” parts of the film that helped make it a major flop for me.

Conclusion: Sadly, The Proposal is not a movie I would put on my shelf. The humor was over done and predictable. The plot was dumb and it was all just a bunch of worldly fluff done very poorly. I think it went WAY beyond the PG-13 mark and was extremely disappointing to this Mom of Faith.

Copyright © Lara Velez, Moms of Faith, All Rights Reserved


  1. Becki on November 19, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    I totally agree with you, this movie blew on many levels. I was disappointed.

Leave a Comment