Slightly touched (sundara) wrote,
Slightly touched
sundara

I took my daughter to see The Proposal this evening at the dinner theater.... OMG. I laughed so much I had snot coming out of my nose. And also? I find myself lusting after a man who's young enough to be my son. Not just admiring, or simply a mental exercise, but.... I had to come home and look him up because I HAD NO IDEA who he was.  Ryan Reynolds. He was in XMen Wolverine (which I saw but have no conscious recall of him in it.) Frankly? As good at comedy as Sandra Bullock is, Reynolds makes this movie. He's phenomenal. It doesn't hurt that Mary Steenburgen and Craig T Nelson and Betty White are in it (playing Reynold's parents and grandmother) but somehow? Reynolds takes the standard-fare tropes that make up the movie and helps turn it into magic.  He's not fatally handsome, he doesn't sparkle and shine like some men, but there is something utterly compelling about him, not the least of which is his phenomenal acting ability==he brought a level of depth and intensity to an otherwise standard-fare role that elevated it up into something different altogether.

I am also impressed that Kurtzman and Orci were two of the four exec producers for this movie (Bullock was one also.)  If you enjoy romantic comedies, this one is a must-see. SO much better than anything Hollywood has put out in that genre in many years.
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