Directed by Anne Fletcher
Starring Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White, Mary Steenburgen, and Craig T. Nelson
I don't know what it is with some of these actresses (I'll call them aging starlets) but they really need to stop messing with their faces. Who was it again? Let's see...first it was Meg Ryan...now its Sandra Bullock. Meg Ryan actually looks like the joker. And, Sandra Bullock, well she did something to her nose and I kept seeing elements of W.C. Fields as I watched this movie. Stop messing with your face! It doesn't make you look younger. It just makes you look like a porn star with a botched up face.
Sandra Bullock plays a pyscho, controlling boss who blackmails her "executive" assistant into marrying her so she can keep her visa and stay in the country. "But I'm only from Canada," she pleads. He agrees but only if he is promoted to editor and she publishes the book he has been pushing for months. She concedes and they're off to Alaska for his Gammy's birthday. She discovers he is an "Alaskan Kennedy" and hijinks ensue.
This movie is what "New In Town" with Renee Zellweger wanted to be. I'm not saying its great but it is a million times better then "New In Town" (see my review). Ryan Reynolds is great as always (see my review of him) and Sandra Bullock is a good actress (even though she looks like she got a nose job and botoxed the shit out of her face). Overall, I think Ryan Reynolds wasn't completly utilized.... but it really, isn't about him is it, Sandra?
I LOL'd a few times during this movie....I really liked the dog moments...and the moments with magical blanket that helps make babies. If you are a fan of The Office (American Version) look out for Oscar Nunez as the Renaisance man, Ramone. Although, his character pops up a little too often its good to see Oscar outside the office.
I don't really understand the whole Alaskan bit...setting wise...and...him being from a rich family....I know they were trying to show Sandra he didn't need the job...but... I don't think it was necessary for the story. Overall, for what it was, I did like the movie. It was rather enjoyable and Betty White was excellent as always. As "chick flicks" go, there are way, way, way worse. It isn't a must see but, whenever you do watch it I think you'll be entertained.
And, another note to all the aging starlets...LEAVE YOUR FACE ALONE!
Also, I broke a rule and didnt drink any beer with this...I enjoyed a nice, tall glass of water.
FORCE THE BOYFRIEND: 6 out of 10 (1 means he'll hate it, 10 means he'll like it)- Probably because guys like Ryan Reynolds...I'm just sayin'.
Watch if you liked Miss Congeniality(2000) or Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Chick Flick: 4 cartons of ice cream (out of 5)
DVD: 2 pieces of milky chocolate (out of 5)- has some audio commentary
Water: 5 manly high fives (out of 5)- very hydrating and refreshing