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The funny part is, I almost didn't get to watch it as my father wanted to watch another movie -- of the action persuasion. And though I would have watched his choice, my aunt and mom came along and therefore he got out-voted. Well he voted against himself too. My father loves rom-coms anyway too.
And my dad made the right call cause from the moment we entered the cinema, I could hear my mom and aunt laughing really really loudly (along with the rest of the cinema). We got a pretty good crowd on opening day at Rockwell. My mom isn't usually this expressive at the movies. That was a good sign.
So The Critics Aren't In Love...
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Fletcher demonstrates, as with her second film, "27 Dresses," that she can put together a funny, able romantic comedy that is a cut above, but no more. Still, those leads are awfully likable, the Massachusetts-for-Alaska landscape rather picturesque, and if The Proposal doesn't reinvent the wheel, merrily we roll along nonetheless.So far, two-for-two for director Anne Fletcher. I happened to love 27 Dresses (I watched it on my birthday last year) and I really remember my parents enjoying the movie a lot too. Therefore, I can now deduce that she makes parent-friendly movies that I also happen to enjoy. And yeah, it's nothing groundbreaking or anything, but it makes my parents laugh and they're not exactly easy to please, unlike me.
Robert Calvertof Premiere said:
Betty White is what makes this film memorable as Andrew’s grandmother. She steals every scene, and adds the sweetness that a film like this needs.I find that Betty White is the funniest of all in this movie, and I'll chalk it up to experience. Woman has been making me laugh since the Golden Girls and I'm just so glad to see her on screen again. She had the funniest lines as Gammy and she really brought her A-Game. I want more grandma roles for her.
Roger Ebertof the Chicago Sun-Times said:
Recycles a plot that was already old when Tracy and Hepburn were trying it out. You see it coming from a great distance away. As it draws closer, you don't duck out of the way, because it is so cheerfully done, you don't mind being hit by it.Yes, if it's anything, it's predictable. My dad kept whispering to me how he got reminded of The Devil Wears Prada thanks to Sandra's character being very 'evil' but then I reminded him that no, it wasn't quite so because Miranda didn't really interact much with Andy whereas Margaret did a lot of talking to Andrew. But anyway, yes it was predictable but I didn't mind at all because it was fun getting to that happy ending. The ride was worth it.
But I loved it nevertheless
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I won't even bother to mention how hot he is naked, and in the tux because boy could have been wearing a potato sack and it would be A-ok with me. This makes me want to go watch Definitely, Maybe again just because he's such a cutie pie.
Plus when she breaks out dancing in the forest with Gammy and when she sings with Andrew in the room, it felt so natural. My favorite scene would have to be when she offers up the dog to the eagle in exchange for her cellphone. She pulled that off really well.
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