Went to the movies last night to see Pelham 123, but it didn't start for an hour so we decided to see this instead.
The movie is actually much better than the previews would lead you to believe.
Sandra Bullock is great whenever she isn't playing the grinning, blushing "oh jeez" ditz, and she was being a class A bitch in the beginning of this movie.
Ryan Reynolds, who for the life of me, I can't figure out why he (usually)picks such garbage movies to be in, was playing her assistant. He came across as very down to earth but driven, as he was trying to get her company to publish his manuscript.
As you see in the trailer, she is about to be deported, until she tells her boss she's marrying reynolds. Then the meat of the movie begins when they fly to Alaska to tell his family, and to visit his grandmother on her 90th Birthday (played by Betty White, who nearly steals the movie).
This is where it is really good, seeing Bullock struggle with not being able to fit in, and not being able to open up. Finally she starts showing a personal side, and they end up falling in love. Oh sorry, should that be in spoiler tags? It's not like you don't know it's going to happen.
Pretty good movie overall. Lots of laughs in the theater I was in, which was sold out (had no idea people were that excited to see this). But the star of the movie, for me, was Oscar Nunez. He plays the town "everyman". Works at the store, is a butler at parties and (in the best scene of the movie) is an exotic dancer.
Well, it has the makings of another kick to the testicles of my childhood. But having said that, though, Eddie Murphy is actually a reason for optimism. His animated pedigree is a lot better than his "movies that require a fat suit" pedigree.