Booze Revooze: A Drinker’s Skewed View of The Proposal

Sandra Bullock On Her Knees

Sandra Bullock On Her Knees

[Click here for a guide to Booze Revooze and the rating system used]

Gabe Dixon Band’s “Find My Way” is from the soundtrack and on the Juice-box:

[Just press ‘Play’.]

Ramblings: The Proposal? Just Say ‘No’

Final Proof: ½ Shot

1-2 shotYou know that one sober simp who only knows one joke and tells it, always badly, repeatedly and the only reason you invite him along to the bar is so you can make fun of him? That’s why i see romantic comedies. So i can sit here in the Bar None and tear them a new one. Sure, it’s easy but us drunks find fun wherever we can, right?

Like that stupid joke your stupid designated driver tells over and over again, i knew exactly where the story was going and just what the punch line was. i got it, but it didn’t make me smile.

As for The Proposal, the only original thing about it was–just kidding, there was nothing even remotely related to ‘new’ here. Not even as distantly related as Ben Affleck is to Obama. Nope, not even that distant.

Buzz Kills (Watch Out for Spoilers)

Sex: 1½ Shots

1 & 1-2 shotAlicia Hunt Where Are You?

This is an open call for Alicia Hunt, who portrayed Gillian (credited as ‘Coffee Barista’), the Starbuck’s counter babe. You’re as cute as all get out but i couldn’t find any photos of you! Think of the free pub-licity! Alicia, if you’re out there and reading this, would you please send some shots my way? If you do, you wouldn’t be the first celebrity to stop by

Apart from Ms Hunt’s stellar appearance in The Propsal, we get Sandra Bullock. She’s the reason i gave the flick half a shot overall, because she’s pleasant to look at and has a good sense of comedic timing. But especially because she’s pleasant to look at:

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

Acting Badly As A Drunk In "28 Days"

Acting Badly As A Drunk In "28 Days"

Remember last time how i was telling you about Titty Blocking (when an actress is topless but the director hides her boobs through different miss-directing techniques)? There’s a long sequence in The Proposal with Sandra Bullock aprés shower. At first it’s hair Titty Blocking (she walks out of the shower with her hair glued to her boobs) which is an underused approach, in my opinion, so it was nice to see it here. ‘Course it woulda been nicer to have no TB at all, but it’s Sandra Bullock we’re talking about here and you can rub your magic lamp for all you’re worth and that fantasy still ain’t gonna come true. After that, there’s a switch to the more traditional hand/arm on chest block, which is less effective for us viewers. Still, if you look really hard, there’s a ¾s glimpse of Bullock’s butt in a mirror behind her and i’m here to tell you, Sandra’s in great shape for a 45-year-old.

The other hottie in the movie was Malin Akerman (AKA Laurie Jupiter / Silk Spectre II in The Watchmen):

Malin Akerman

Malin Akerman

Malin Akerman

Malin Akerman

A Smoke

Drink: 0 Shots

You get to see Malin Akerman sip a beer twice and the first time she doesn’t even swallow. This is not a joke.

Some random woman is holding a bottle of beer while she tucks money into “Ramone’s” belt during a strip tease to Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “Relax”.

A Smoke

Rock & Roll: ½ Shot

1-2 shot

Did you not just read that the movie has a chubby dude stripping to “Relax”?

Theoretically, the movie has “Cult of Personality” somewhere in it, but i just saw the movie and had to find this out on the web. That should tell you prominent it was.

It is prominent in the Juice-box, however:

[Press ‘Play’ to get your Rock off.]

The song that introduces this blog and the film, Gabe Dixon Band’s “Find My Way”, isn’t too bad. Maybe a little too poppy but it’s got a good beat and you can’t dance to it, so something went right with it.

Boring Technical Crap

Written by: Pete Chiarelli

Directed by: Anne Fletcher


Sandra Bullock – Margaret Tate

Ryan Reynolds – Andrew Paxton

Malin Akerman – Gertrude

Alicia Hunt (where are you!) – Gillian the Coffee Barista

Bottom Line

Run away, run awaaaay!

9 thoughts on “Booze Revooze: A Drinker’s Skewed View of The Proposal

  1. sorry but Sandra Bullock isn’t good looking enough to tempt me to watch her attempts at acting (might make an exception for that stolen “home movie” of her and Jessie James (who left porn star Janine for her?))

    • “(might make an exception for that stolen “home movie” of her and Jessie James (who left porn star Janine for her?))”

      Oh huh!! I knew that SB was with Jessie James — they have been married, what? Like five years now or something? But I did NOT know that JJ left a porn actress for SB!

      Awww, cut SB some slack. She is Everygirl in movies and women like her! If you wanna make it with a chick, be into the movies and/or actresses she’s in, yanno? (I waxed prosaic about this on Al’s “Julie & Julia” review, BTW. It was ignored completely by another commenter, very obviously so and humorously so. Hahaha!)

      BTW — it was AL’s idea to go to this one. He gave some nonsense about getting off work early, etc. etc. but he’d just as soon go home. I know the real reason is that he wanted blog fodder!! LOL!! That’s fine by me. It gets me and Al out and about & I love to read his reviews. Works for me. We’re seeing a SCARY one tonight! Wait for the review!!!

  2. I’m pretty sure the Cult of Personality song was playing on the guy’s (RR’s) iPod while he was chopping away at the inside of the canoe, remember that?

    It’s driving me crazy — I have seen Malin A. in *something* else besides The Watchmen recently. I remember thinking how pretty she was and therefore kind of recognized her in this movie, too. I’ll have to look on IMDB. Kudos on finding her in that see thru dress in the top photo. You are good at finding the pin up type photos, my dear. LOL. Note use of “pin up” as opposed to other terminology, hahahaha.

    HEY. I think we need to give Sandra props on not only that down blouse pic up there, lol, and not only that she is SMOKIN’ and 45, but that her comedic timing was really good in this movie.

    YES, this movie is as “new” as a really old pair of comfortable shoes. Note that old comfortable shoes usually stink, too, but does that stop you from throwing them on when you get home or slumming it on weekends in them? Nope. No, you don’t wear them out when you’re trying to look good, but they are favorites, you just can’t throw them away, and they feel comfy from being so worn in. That’s this movie. Well, for chicks anyway. It’s a total chick flick, for sure.

    I had some fun during the movie to pick up on what was differently done in this worn out plot. Like I wrote, Sandra’s one-liners, very well-delivered by the Bullock, were fun. I liked that it was a twist on the hardass character versus the subordinate setup — the hardass in power was a woman and her subordinate was a guy. This was a complete turnaround of the Harlequin Romances I read in the late 70s and early 80s, and this was something different.

    Otherwise, it was old hat, uhhhh, shoe. You’re right about that. 🙂

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