That movie trailer marriage proposal is great. But is planning for viral video stardom?

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By now you may have seen the movie trailer marriage proposal a Georgia man named Matt filmed for his girlfriend Ginny. Watch it below. He had someone take her to see Fast Five (that’s why she leans over and says “This better be good” — ha!), and after a preview for the Hangover sequel (romantic!), Ginny slowly realizes she’s watching footage of Matt asking her father for permission to marry her. We can see Ginny’s reaction as the trailer continues with Matt’s journey to the movie theater — stopping for popcorn at the concession stand was a nice touch. It’s a creative proposal that’s more than a stunt — as he kneels in-person, Matt reminds her that since their second date, he’s told her they’d make the movies jealous. I got a little misty myself until the trailer ended with a note saying, “There is more to come from this couple” and plugging their YouTube channel. They also have a website chronicling their news coverage and a joint Twitter account

The video, embedded below, now has more than 6 million views. After that “Forever” wedding dance entrance went viral in 2009 (it now has more than 66 million views on YouTube) and was immortalized on The Office, we know that people are suckers for displays of love that are fun, unexpected, and personal. But something about this couple’s preparedness for the media frenzy that’s followed takes the shine off of it for me. It feels like something they always intended for us to see, not something amazing we’re lucky to have discovered.


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  • Rebecca Black

    Do people care about ME anymore?

    • Swerds

      Not really.

    • Jack Elam

      The real Rebecca Black would be glad.

  • ‘k

    All of these “creative” proposals are becoming kind of cliche and tiresome.

  • Stacie

    I think they’re in for a let down.

  • Caiti

    I thought the first part was sweet. If he had come in right after you saw their faces it would have been perfect.

  • Chris

    Am I the only person who cringed the entire time? 6 million views, eh? Maybe tomorrow is the rapture afterall.

  • Sarah

    Yeah, I’d be pretty pissed if I went to see Fast Five and there was a stunt like that. And then half the theater stood up to individually hug the bride & groom.

    • Captain

      LOL its honestly SUCH a sweet and creative proposal but if I was there to see a movie (especially the audience that Fast Five is sure to bring) I would be annoyed that they were holding up the movie. What if the people there had to be somewhere else after? Kind of inconsiderate but amazing at the same time.

      • K

        I sort of assumed the theater had just started the previews earlier than they normally would, so that the movie would start at the correct time. I thought it was a sweet proposal, though I did wonder if anyone got annoyed by it, as it WAS like 5 minutes long and presumably not all the theatergoers were friends and family. Have to agree with Mandi about the less pleasant aftertaste of the youtube channel and general viral video preparedness they’re showing, but I guess he’s interested in film so maybe it makes sense that they included the youtube account? I don’t know. (But I do still LOVE that “Forever” wedding dance/processional!)

  • Russ

    I think Ford is behind it.

  • Moshy

    What would be funny is in a later movie, he asks for a divorce and at the end he walks into the movie theater and throws the divorce papers in her face

  • Liz Lemon

    SO sweet!!!!!!

  • Just Curious

    What is the music used in this movie trailer??? I really enjoyed the dramatic sound as he races to the movie theater.

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