In “The Proposal,” Sandra Bullock plays a Canadian-born, bulletproof book editor who finds herself stuck in Sitka, Alaska while waiting to marry her assistant to get a green card.
After her cell phone gets stolen by an eagle, she picks up a replacement at the town general store — what could be more Alaska? — and then goes to the only Internet cafe around.
And has to answer all of her 37 urgent messages with a handful of dimes on a coin-operated modem system — via a iMac G3. This in stark contrast to the late-model iMac she had in her New York fiefdom.
It was one of the only bits in the movie that made me smile. I kind of wish I hadn’t sold mine, old as it was…