Where was “The Proposal” filmed? What is the name of that place where Andrew lived? Everyone wants to know about the beautiful location of the shoot for the 2008 romantic comedy movie. The American director, Anne Fletcher, directed this movie. Whereas Peter Chiarelli wrote the film. However, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman also wrote the film alongside Orci. But they didn’t receive credit for their involvement. Further, the movie stars the brilliant actors Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in the lead roles.
This romantic movie came out on June 19, 2009. The film became a box office hit, as it collected $317.4 million on a budget of only $40 million. However, the film received mixed responses from the fans and critics. The actors received praises for the chemistry between them. However, the team failed to impress the audience with the screenplay. But aside from the chemistry between Bullocks and Reynolds, fans loved the locations in the movie. Therefore, we will tell you about where they filmed “The Proposal”.
Where Was “‘The Proposal” Filmed?
In “The Proposal,” we see locations, New York, where both the lead characters work, and Sitka, Alaska, which is the hometown of Ryan Reynolds’s character, Andrew Paxton. However, the shooting of the movie is not only limited to these two locations. For the workplace of the film’s character, they really shoot in Lower Manhattan, New York. However, the beautiful scene of Sitka was not real. Sitka is a famous tourist spot in Alaska. For the movie, the filmmakers remodeled an area in Manchester by the Sea- Essex County to look like the beautiful view of Sitka. Further, they also shot in many parts of Massachusetts. Rockport, Massachusetts, was the location for the shooting of the town in Sitka. Also, Margaret’s office was in Boston.
Aside from the primary shooting in Massachusetts, they filmed many scenes of “The Proposal” in California at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. Especially many scenes taking place in the Paxton Mansion were shot in a set built in the studio, which matched the looks of Andrew’s home. Also, for the film’s music, the American composer Aaron Zigman recorded it at Sony Scoring Stage.
The movie revolves around Margaret Tate. She works as an editor-in-chief in a New York-based book publishing company. She was good at her job, but her colleagues hated her because of her personality. Soon she gets to know about her violation of her work visa. Thus, the US authorities would soon deport her back to Canada. However, to avoid such circumstances, she forces her assistant, Andrew Paxton, to marry her for US Citizenship. She offers to promote Andrew to an editor and also publish his book.
After the two agree with the deal, they set to meet Andrew’s family in Sitka, Alaska. There Andrew’s mother, Grace, and grandmother, Annie, were happy to meet Margaret. However, Andrew’s father was not happy with the relationship. Because he knows that Andrew hates Margaret and suspects that he is only tieing the knot with her to become successful in his career. Further, Margaret soon discovers that Andrew actually belongs to a rich family. Further, he had proposed to his ex-girlfriend, Gertrude, for marriage. However, she rejected the proposal because he wanted to move to Ney York to become an editor. Whereas Gertrude didn’t want to leave her hometown.
As the story progresses, Margaret gets closer to Andrew, and she suspects that Andrew and his father are at odds with each other. Therefore, she asks Andrew about his relationship, but he doesn’t talk about it. However, Margaret reveals that she has been alone since 16-years-old because of losing both her parents in an accident. Further, Margaret falls in love with Andrew and his family. Therefore, she doesn’t want to hurt them and reveals the truth about her marriage to Andrew. When she was leaving for Canada, Andrew stops her from leaving with the help of his family. The two confesses their feelings for each other, and the two tie the knot for real this time.
Who Are The Cast Of The Movie?
Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullocks play the lead roles in “The Proposal”, Andrew Paxton, and Margaret Tate. Apart from these two actors, the film also stars many more talented actors like Mary Steenburgen and Craig T. Nelson as Andrew’s parents, Grace and Joe Paxton. Further, Betty White appears as Andrew’s grandmother Annie. Malin Åkerman plays the ex-girlfriend of Ryan Reynold’s character, Andrew. The 2008 romantic-comedy movie also features Oscar Nunez, Denis O’Hare, Michael Nouri, Aasif Mandvi, and Michael Mosley.
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