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Leap Year

Published September 19, 2010

Leap Year

Film info

  • Title Leap Year
  • Director Anand Tucker
  • Year 2010
  • Run time 1hr 40m
  • Genres Romance, Comedy
  • Tagline Anna planned to propose to her boyfriend on February 29th. This is not her boyfriend

Amy Adams and Matthew Goode star in Leap Year, a romantic comedy that follows one woman's determined quest to get married to the perfect guy... despite what fate has in store for her. When their four-year anniversary passes without a marriage proposal, Anna (Amy Adams) decides to take matters into her own hands. Investing in an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on February 29th, Anna decides to follow her boyfriend Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin and get down on one knee herself.

Live blog

TimeComment
1:35She has everything under control. I like her already.
2:42You can already tell he’s not bothered about living with her. Why can’t she tell?
5:04Ah, she has to work on her surprise face. How do you do a surprise face?
5:53He’s from Third Rock from the Sun. I haven’t seen that for ages.
8:29I wouldn’t have that problem because I don’t have my ears pierced.
12:34Airport staff are excellent at being rude but still polite. In films, anyway.
13:56She’s completely mad. Why can’t she propose when he gets back?
16:00Her mobile doesn’t work because of battery? I would have thought signal and/or roaming would be the first problem.
20:00How can one so in-control woman cause so much chaos?
22:39“100 for the room and that includes the vandalism.”
25:07A red car driving amongst stone walls… it’s Postman Pat!
27:04You’d think seeing as he’s driving her, she might just leave him alone.
27:36LUCKY CHARMS reference!
37:17There are seven wonders of Ireland?
39:17He’s awesome.
42:17I call green screen. It’s never that sunny in Ireland.
43:20Rain! That’s more likely.
47:00Heads I win, tales you lose. Oldest trick in the book.
52:02“Chicken comes from the freezer sections.”
52:54She’s cooking again. Always cooking, that woman.
55:29What is all this kissing on demand about? Same as in The Proposal? Just tell them to mind their own business!
1:03:08Hail, yup, that’s Ireland.
1:09:35How can you be that clumsy? Even I’m not that clumsy.
1:11:55I love that the suitcase is called Louis now.
1:20:20“This lady is not big on adventure.”
1:21:50Guinness! How can this be the first sighting of Guinness in a film about Ireland?
1:29:47“Do you want to not make plans with me?” That is the best proposal ever.
1:34:29I wanna go to Dingle now.

Conclusions

After a long week, Mr C and I decided to start our film watching early and settled in for an afternoon viewing of this romantic comedy. That meant there was no wine involved, and I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to cope with all the slushiness!

A romantic comedy that was both awful and brilliant at the same time. The Irish guy was really, really awesome and likeable despite his grumpiness. The situations they found themselves in were completely unreasonable, and made no sense. She had loads of time to get there and made life harder for herself. But otherwise they wouldn’t have fallen in love, so who can argue?

Rating: 3 / 5

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