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The Proposal

Margaret Tate's (Sandra Bullock) work visa for the United Sates has just been denied, meaning she will be deported to her own country of Canada and lose her job as a publishing executive. Hoping to leap the immigration hurtle, Margaret claims to be engaged to her hen-pecked assistant (Ryan Reynolds). Although she is able to bully him into her deception, the proposal proves to be the beginning of a new set of problems. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 106
Theater Release: 19 Jun 2009
Video Release: 13 Oct 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Proposal Rated PG-13?


The film contains brief scenes of social drinking at home and the depiction of women drinking in a bar. Couples argue verbally on several occasions. A man is slapped across the face. An eagle captures a small animal and flies off with it. Comments are made about a couple’s premarital sexual activity. During a striptease act, a chubby male dancer thrusts and gyrates while women stuff money into his revealing underwear. He also performs a lap dance for a customer. After showering, a naked woman is repeatedly shown with private body parts only partially concealed. Later she runs full-body into a naked man. Buttock nudity and partially obscured frontal female nudity is shown during the scenes. Crude jokes are made about body functions and sexual activity. A woman talks about being pregnant at her wedding. Crude anatomical terms are frequently used along with profanities, terms of Deity and vulgarities.

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