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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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wickedelf
Jul. 14th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Ryan Reynolds is ridiculously hot and alternates well between comedies and action (until X-Men, there was an unofficial divide in that his comedies had him clean-shaven and his action roles had facial hair, but he was clean-shaven in X-Men, so that broke the trend).

He gets the next X-Men spinoff movie as Deadpool and he was just cast in Green Lantern, so the comic book geek in me is thrilled.

For another good romantic comedy with him - I'd recommend Definitely, Maybe. He's adorable in it.
sundara
Jul. 14th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I'll get "D, M" from netflix. And...Green Lantern!! That should be good. He *is* ridiculously hot...there's something intense and huge he brings to his characters (I am not attracted to shallow pretty boys!) I admit to finding his clean-shaven, clean-cut hair (like your icon) abnormally sexy. GUH.
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