Tyrannical New York book editor Margaret Tate (Bullock) has overstayed her visa and is going to be deported back to Canada. She decides on a green card marriage to her put-upon younger assistant Andrew Paxton (Reynolds). Andrew agrees, in exchange for a promotion, although immigration official Gilbertson (O'Hare) is suspicious. To make things look good, Andrew takes Margaret to meet his wealthy family in Sitka, Alaska so they can celebrate his wacky grandma Annie's (White) 90th birthday and tell his parents (Nelson, Steenburgen) the news. Familiar rom-com situations are given a light touch by director Fletcher through likeable leads (and their chemistry together) as well as pro supporting players.
I have a terrible secret. Even though I regard man-friendly, heroically dystopian flicks like Brazil and Miller's Crossing as among my favorite movies, I have this weird little soft-spot for Sandra Bullock romantic comedies. Maybe something softened when I got married and had a kid, but I don't think that's ...Read More