The Proposal

The Proposal (2009)

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Corrected entry: When Margaret and Andrew go to the Immigration Office and cut everyone in line, one can see the camera and crew reflected off the vending machines, as they make their way to the front of the line.

Correction: You can see a reflection, but no sign of a camera crew.

Corrected entry: During the airport scene, when Andrew is talking to his friend on his cell phone, asking him to stop the plane with Margaret from taking off, he looks up at his friend in the tower who says, "There was nothing I could do," but his lips aren't moving - he's merely smiling apologetically.

Correction: The shot of his friend is out of focus but you can see his gestures, which to me are perfect with the voiceover.

Corrected entry: Immediately following the scene where Margaret and Andrew lie to her 2 bosses about them getting married, they (Margaret and Andrew) walk to Margaret's office. As they are walking, they are poked fun at by several staff who got instant messages on their computers announcing that they're going to be married. Who sent the instant message? Surely not her 2 bosses, as that would have been highly unprofessional. Nobody could have overheard the conversation, as it was a private one. And yet the entire office instantly knew about the wedding?

Correction: Secretaries are known to "over hear" gossip and that would definitely spread fast.

shortdanzr Premium member

Corrected entry: After the jilted wedding, Andrew walks into the bedroom and finds the wedding dress with nothing on it. In the shot where he reaches for his manuscript, the heir-loom necklace is lying on the dress next to the left sleeve. It disappears in the next shot. (01:34:05)


Correction: Look more carefully. The necklace chain is visible at the lower left corner of the screen. The shot of him picking up the manuscript shows the dress lower down, so the necklace can be seen more clearly.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: When Margaret falls overboard, the red buoy has an odd number on it. All red buoys have even numbers on them.

Correction: This is no longer true. The film did not supply the buoys, it is the town of Rockport MA's (where the film was filmed) mistake, not the movie.

Corrected entry: When Margaret and Andrew are sleeping in the same room for the first time, on their first night in Alaska, while Margaret is in the bathroom Andrew makes his bed on the floor parallel to the bed in the room. Margaret comes out of the bathroom and runs around his head. In an aerial view of the room, Andrew is now lying with his body perpendicular to the bed.

Correction: The floorsheet is always perpendicular to the bed.


Corrected entry: During the bedroom revelation scene, Margaret talks about her childhood memory taking disco lessons in "sixth grade". But in Canada, they call it grade six. During the confrontation scene with the immigration officer, Andrew passionately proclaims he and Margaret were dating for six months. Too bad earlier in the movie during the engagement announcement, Andrew said he had been dating her for a year and on the one year anniversary, he proposed after getting some of her hints; a bogus story, but the I.O. would ask the family to check the couple's story.

Correction: She could have picked up the phrase "sixth grade" during her time in the US, although it's also entirely possible that she referred to it as such in Canada as well (I have many Canadian friends who use "x grade" rather than "grade x.). And they never say it was their one-year anniversary with the proposal, they merely say it was on their anniversary. Many couples celebrate one-month anniversaries, six-month anniversaries, etc.

White Lock

Corrected entry: Sandra Bullock's character is a Canadian facing deportation and Ryan Reynolds is an American who agrees to marry her so she can stay in the country. In reality, Bullock is American and Reynolds is Canadian.

Correction: Non-American actors have been playing American characters for decades and vice-versa. Despite the plot of the movie, there's absolutely nothing trivia-worthy about this.


Corrected entry: At the start of the movie, when 'Andrew' goes into the offices carrying the Starbucks coffees, the street scene shows a cop approaching the office doors. Three days later (story-wise), when 'Margaret' is getting removed from her office, the establishing shot shows the same cop walking in front of the doors. Either a re-used scene or a very slow cop on foot patrol.

Correction: Or a cop who walks the same route everyday, and passes by the door at about the same time everyday.


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