(USA) So what if this is just another cookie cutter rom-com in the vein of flicks like Whatever Happened in Vegas and 27 Dresses (you know, boy hates girl, boy gets to know girl better, boy falls in love with girl eventually)? But if it works, it works! Look past its clichés, and there is much to enjoy in The Proposal in the form of fiery chemistry between leading stars Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, who play each other off and earn lots of laughs along the way.
Category IIB. “How could he?” you ask. “Three stars? A better-than-average rating for a film that’s been universally panned by the press? Has the critic I love to hate finally lost his mind?” No, dear readers, your favorite arrogant movie reviewer hasn’t gone soft. He’s still the last bastion of real film journalism, a symbol of this magazine’s individuality, and a conceited bastard when all’s said and done. But it hasn’t always been contradicting measures of cynicism and overconfidence at Chez Shamdasani.
(USA). With its arsenal of crude humor, distasteful no-brainer jokes and offensive script, Step Brothers challenges you to dislike it. For all its stupidity and vulgarity, we couldn’t help but be entertained for a solid 98 minutes.