Run time: 108 mins
In Theaters: Friday 19th June 2009
Box Office USA: $163.9M
Box Office Worldwide: $317.4M
Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures
Production compaines: Kurtzman/Orci, Touchstone Pictures, Mandeville Films
Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 44%
Fresh: 80 Rotten: 102
IMDB: 6.7 / 10
Director: Richard Gale
Screenwriter: Maurice Hurley
Starring: Sandra Bullock as Margaret Tate, Ryan Reynolds as Andrew Paxton, Mary Steenburgen as Grace Paxton, Craig T. Nelson as Joe Paxton, Betty White as Grandma Annie, Denis O'Hare as Mr. Gilbertson, Malin Akerman as Gertrude, Oscar Nunez as Ramone, Aasif Mandvi as Bob Spaulding, Michael Nouri as Chairman Bergen, Michael Mosley as Chuck, Dale Place as Jim McKittrick
Esposito plays a sexy young cop assigned to help an undercover agent (a mousy Nick Moran) infiltrate a crime ring by posing as his wife. Uh-oh, the mob boss (Stephen Lang) is so devilishly handsome and dashing he puts the moves on the naïve Esposito! Meanwhile, Esposito has entered into a wholly unbelievable romance with the annoying-beyond-belief Moran, ultimately taking the film to an even more unbelievable resolution amidst the inevitable hail of gunfire.
Amateur production values, straightforward performances, and a dull story conspire to make The Proposal eminently forgettable, Esposito's bared-thigh photo on the cover of the video notwithstanding.
If you're up for more tedium, check out the making-of featurette on the DVD (not even five minutes long!) or the dry-as-dust commentary track by director Richard Gale.