Leap Year (2010)

“May you never steal, lie, or cheat, but if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows, and if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life, and if you must cheat, then please cheat death because I couldn’t live a day without you. Cheers!” – Bride

Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Mar 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A woman decides to travel to Ireland in order to propose to her boyfriend of February 29th.

My Take on it – Pretty generic and boring romantic comedy that fails to make things more enjoyable.

The characters aren’t developed well enough and they all feel a bit too superficial which make sit even harder to truly care about them or what will happen.

The plot moves along at a really slow speed which drags things out too much as the story tries to unfold in a seemingly unique kind of way.

There is no chemistry between any of the characters and that makes it even harder to want any of the to eventually get together, despite it being preordained due to the genre of the film.

Amy Adams is a great actress, yet her usual lovable kind of character doesn’t shine here in this type of story which is quite unfortunately.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – At breakfast at the B&B, Anna is told that trains are not running because it’s Sunday. She says that she needs to be in Dublin the next day which is the 29th of February (leap year). February 29th fell on a Monday in 1960, 1988, and 2016. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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