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THE PROPOSAL (2009)

THE PROPOSAL <span>(2009)</span> artwork

THE PROPOSAL (2009)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 105

Release dates 22/07/2009

BBFCInsight Contains moderate language and sex references

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Anne Fletcher

Cast includes Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Betty White, Denis O'Hare, Malin Akerman, Oscar Nunez, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Nouri, Gregg Edelman

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 12/07/2009

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE PROPOSAL is a comedy romance about a senior publishing executive who makes her male assistant marry her so she can gain citizenship to the US. But a visit to his parents changes both her and his outlook.

THE PROPOSAL was passed ‘12A’ as it contains moderate language and sex references. A disgruntled employee refers to the female executive as a ‘bitch’ after she fires him. The character at whom this was directed later mentions that this was hurtful. She later dances to a modified rap song while using the words ‘bitch’ and ‘balls’, rhyming them with walls. A night out with the female family members involves a male stripper, who simply dances in a small shiny pair of briefs. An additional comedy scene has the two leads bump into each other while naked. No genital nudity is seen. At ‘12/12A’ BBFC Guidelines state that ‘Sexual activity may be implied. Sex references may reflect what is likely to be familiar to most adolescents.’ and these scenes and others conform to this guideline, although they exceed the type of 'Mild sex references and innuendo only' that are permissible at 'PG'.

In one scene, a dog is apparently seized by an Eagle. The film was overseen and approved by the American Humane Association and elements of the scene involved CGI effects.

THE PROPOSAL also contains some mild language.

Details

Title
THE PROPOSAL
Also known as
TRAILER A,THE PROPOSAL - PPL-IHV08-MULHDTR1-B,THE PROPOSAL - TRAILER A,THE PROPOSAL - FILM TRAILER A,PPL-IHV08-MULTR-1-B
Year
2009
Formats
DVD, Cinema
Distributor(s)
Buena Vista Home Entertainment,WDSMP UK
Classified date(s)
18/08/2009
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF255839

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