The Proposal (2009) -vs- Green Card (1990)
Immigration Law Romantic Comedy makes up a very exclusive subset of the chickflick genre, and thereâ€™s a new kid on the block. Great White (North) Hope Sandra Bullockâ€™s â€œThe Proposalâ€ arrives with heavyweight credentials and high expectations for box office punch. A Canadian Ã¼ber-bitch book editor threatened with deportation strong-arms her assistant into an arranged engagement; complications and frolics ensue. Almost two decades ago, Peter Weir constructed his own little Valentine to New York City and unlikely romance when a Frenchmanâ€™s marriage of convenience and â€œGreen Cardâ€ is threatened by an official immigration investigation. These immigrants are adorable, and they want to stay forever. Which begs the question: If no American falls in love with an illegal immigrant, does a tree fall in the woods? Or something like that.