In the over-saturated romantic comedy genre, 2009’s The Proposal really stood out to fans as a breath of fresh air. The movie starred Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock and the one thing everyone could agree on was that their chemistry was amazing and made for one of the most entertaining romantic comedies of the 2000s. With a worldwide box office gross of $ 317 million, it also became the highest grossing romantic comedy of the year which was also thanks to a fantastic supporting cast that included Malin Akerman, Betty White, Craig T. Nelson and Mary Steenburgen. Take a look back on the hilarious and heartwarming film with these 10 things you didn’t know about The Proposal:
The Proposal is not a Golden Globe or Academy Award winning film, but it certainly resonated with fans and ended up, earning several nominations and even a few wins! The film received over 20 nominations through eight award shows and ended up collecting four wins: Favorite Comedy Movie at the 36th People’s Choice Awards, Choice Movie Dance for Sandra Bullock and Betty White at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, Choice Movie Actress in a Romatic Comedy for Sandra Bullock at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards and Choice Summer Movie – Romance at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.
While most of the film was set in Ryan Reynolds’ character’s hometown of Sitka, Alaska, it might be surprising to know that none of the movie was actually filmed there. The Proposal was actually shot in Rockport, Boston, and Manchester-by-the-Sea all in Massachusetts, meaning much of Rockport had to be remodeled to emulate Sitka while all of the snow-capped mountains and some of the “Alaska” scenery was later added in digitally.
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