Sandra Bullock in The Proposal -Rockport and Manchester by the Sea (MA) portray Sitka, Alaska

Take a look behind the filming of The Proposal with Sandra Bullock. It involves a town makeover!

Sitka AlaskaThe story of the movie The Proposal with Sandra Bullock takes place in Sitka, Alaska.

Rockport MA in The ProposalBut as we know The Filming of The Proposal was all done in the quaint coastal town of Rockport, MA.

Sandra Bullock in The ProposalSandra Bullock plays a Canadian publishing executive working in America, who is about to get deported.

Main Street Rockport filming The ProposalShe forces her assistant, played by Ryan Reynolds, to marry her, so she can stay in the US. That's when they fly to Alaska to visit his family to break the news. Here, filming on Rockport's Main Street.

Sandra Bullock filming the proposal in RockportAnd along Bearskin Neck, one of the main attractions in Rockport with little studios, shops, and restaurants that line its narrow roads.

Rockport MAThis time of the year the town's buzzing with visitors. Many of the shops had new signs on them while filming was taking place. Mark Kanegis photography gallery for example was transformed into the Sitka Internet Café, and James Russell Goldsmiths became Alaska Outfitters.

Rockport MAIt's only a few houses down from where they put up the Sitka, Alaska banner.

red shack in Rockport MARockport's trade mark, the dark red shack.

red shack in Rockport MAThe shack was dressed with two signs, see Wicked Local.

filming the ProposalTotem poles were installed in Dock Square, as well as a Welcome to Sitka sign.

And the front of the Old Firehouse Trust building was converted into the Paxton Burger & Brew -Paxton being the name of Ryan Reynolds' character. Via Gloucester Times.

House in the Movie The ProposalThe location of The House in The Proposal looks like a remote Alaskan island, accessible by boat only, but it's Gary and Diane Kaneb's home on 5 Gales Point Road in Manchester by the Sea, MA.

Kaneb House 5 Gales Point Road Manchester MAThe home is an early-20th-century cedar shingle and natural stone house with 9 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and most importantly a dock.

house in The ProposalYes, the Kaneb's turned their house over to Touchstone and Disney Studios for filming The Proposal during about two months in the spring of 2008.

Would you turn your home over the a movie crew?

Sandra Bullock in The Proposal
Have Sandra Bullock run around your yard?

living room in The Proposal
And a living room full with people you don't know? It could be fun and lucrative too. The Kaneb's declined to discuss the amount their coastal home earned while starring in the movie The Proposal, but the fees can range from $1,500 to $3,500 a day.

filming locations in The Proposal