Sandra Bullock plays uptight book editor Margaret, who is so wrapped up in her job that she’s overlooked her immigration paperwork—and she’s about to be deported to Canada. Ryan Reynolds is Andrew, Margaret’s assistant who hopes to be promoted to editor after three years of being Margaret’s lapdog. The problem? Margaret “proposes” to him to keep from being deported. Out of love for his job, not for her, he begrudgingly agrees. To make the engagement look legit, he takes Margaret and her 8-inch heels to meet the family in Alaska. It’s in Alaska that Andrew and Margaret truly get to know each other as people, not just boss and underling. Bullock is no novice playing a fish-outta-water type (Miss Congeniality), and she’s right back at it here. She plays well alongside Reynolds, a hottie with natural comic timing, despite their 12-year age difference.
Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7 and Tinseltown. Rated PG-13 </1>