Usually on Monday mornings after I find out that a shitty movie is #1 at the box office I come on here and rant about how stupid people are for wasting their money on an even stupider movie.
But this Monday is different.
This monday, I’m not angry, I am confused.
The Proposal starring Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock won the box office crown this weekend with a whopping $34.1 Million. Â Which is great for both of their careers and even better for a romantic comedy. But it’s not surprise the movie did well. Â There was Â lots of buzz around it. Â People seemed to be loving it. Â All I heard was how funny it was. Â And how it wasn’t just for girls that guys would like it too. Â I even heard someone compare it to the amazing The Hangover!
So yes, I went and saw it.
Deep Calming Breath.
What the hell is everyone talking about!?! Â This movie was honestly one of the most painful experiences of disappointment in my life. Â And trust me as a bald, skinny guy who is 5’6 tall. Â I’ve had a LOT of disappointment.
This movie followed all the same tricks that rom-coms always do. Â There was nothingÂ particularlyÂ funny about this movie, but the audience was laughing like it was the best episode of 30 Rock ever or something. Â The only redeeming factor was the scenery of the beautiful Alaskan town where the story takes place (but was actually filmed inÂ Rockport, MA).
Honestly, I left the movie feeling confused. Â What did I miss? Â Was it Reynold’s perfected blank stare? Â Sandra Bullock playing to type better than anyone? Â Even Betty White was disappointing. Â And I feel like an awful person for even typing that.
So please tell me, did you see The Proposal? What am I missing? Â Why did you love it?Â