The Proposal

June 19th 2009
  • Comedy/Romance,
  • PG-13,
  • 107 min,
  • Touchstone Pictures
  • Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White, Denis O'Hare, Malin Akerman, Oscar Nuñez, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Nouri, Michael Mosley, Dale Place, Jerrell Lee, Gregg Edelman, Phyllis Kay, Anne Fletcher, Alicia Hunt, Alexis Garcia, Kortney Adams, Chris Whitney, Kate Lacey, Gene Fleming, Mary Linda Rapelye
  • Director: Anne Fletcher
  • Writer: Peter Chiarelli
  • Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman
  • Executive Producers: Alex Kurtzman, Mary McLaglen, Roberto Orci
  • Art Direction: Scott Meehan
  • Castings: Amanda Mackey Johnson, Cathy Sandrich
  • Costume Design: Catherine Marie Thomas
  • D.O.P.: Oliver Stapleton
  • Editor: Priscilla Nedd-Friendly
  • Makeup: Ann Masterson
  • Music: Aaron Zigman
  • Production Design: Nelson Coates
  • Set Decoration: Denise Pizzini


When high-powered book editor Margaret (Sandra Bullock) faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she's actually engaged to her unsuspecting put-upon assistant Andrew (Ryan Reynolds), who she's tormented for years. He agrees to participate in the charade, but with a few conditions of his own. The unlikely couple heads to Alaska to meet his quirky family (Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White) and the always-in-control city girl finds herself in one comedic fish-out-of-water situation after another. With an impromptu wedding in the works and an immigration official on their tails, Margaret and Andrew reluctantly vow to stick to the plan despite the precarious consequences.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA; Massachusetts, USA; Rhode Island, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Sexual content, nudity and language
  • Production Budget: $40 million
  • Production Companies: Kurtzman/Orci, Mandeville Films, Touchstone Pictures
  • Production Schedule: March 2008 - May 2008

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Sandra Bullock plays a Canadian who marries her assistant (Ryan Reynolds) in order to keep her Visa status in the U.S. and avoid deportation to Canada. In real life, Reynolds is from Canada and Bullock is American.

225 Franklin St, Boston, was the real location of The Colden Books office. The entire main office, including Margaret's & Bob's offices, were completely rebuilt and replicated at Disney Studios in Burbank, CA for pickups and re-shoots in January 2009.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 17 June 2009: Belgium, Egypt
  • 18 June 2009: Australia, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia
  • 19 June 2009: Turkey
  • 24 June 2009: Sweden
  • 25 June 2009: Greece
  • 26 June 2009: Bulgaria
  • 2 July 2009: Argentina
  • 9 July 2009: Portugal, Ukraine
  • 10 July 2009: Brazil, Finland, Spain
  • 17 July 2009: Estonia
  • 22 July 2009: UK
  • 29 July 2009: Iceland
  • 30 July 2009: Germany
  • 6 August 2009: Malaysia
  • 14 August 2009: Denmark, Norway
  • 20 August 2009: Singapore
  • 27 August 2009: Czech Republic
  • 4 September 2009: Italy
  • 23 September 2009: France