Leap Year – Review

User Rating: 4
Leap Year Movie Netflix Flixxpanda
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Genre Romantic, Comedy
Directed by Anand Tucker
Starring Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow
Released on January 8, 2010 (United States), February 26, 2010 (United Kingdom)
Duration 100 minutes
Flixxpanda Rating 4/10
Channel Netflix

Leap Year is a one of those films that you don’t want to care about but end up caring about. It’s another film in the romantic comedy genre. I settled into the film wanting to watch it without feeling much but I got hooked. I was reeled in by not only the extremely good-looking cast but also their funny mannerisms and perfectly times dialogues.

Now I know this is a romcom so the guy must get the girl eventually right? The answer to that question must be a resounding yes, if not you need a thorough schooling in the romcom genre. The only two things needed in the romcom genre is romance and comedy, duh.

Anyway, back to our plot. We meet Anna played by the lovely Amy Adams. She’s very organized yet not too bossy. She’s been dating Jeremy (Adam Scott) for quite a while. As soon as the pair is revealed, you realize there is no way the movie is gonna go well for Jeremy. He’s too perfect, too sweet and Anna and him lack chemistry. Not even a spark.

However, Anna wants him to propose, quite desperately I might add. I don’t know why but he dashes off to a convention in Dublin. Why Dublin you ask? No idea. Apparently in Ireland once every four years, aka on a leap year a woman may ask a man to marry her. If he turns her down he has to buy her a pair of gloves. At this point you question yourself, asking “why am I watching this again?” No worries we’ll get you on board soon enough.

Anna attempt to travel to Dublin to propose to Jeremy. This is where the drama starts. There is a lot of turbulence, then the plane gets diverted, then she has to hire a boat. It’s tough for that gal. She finally steps into a dinghy local pub where she meets the owner, Declan (Matthew Goode).  She asks him how she could get to Dublin (hopefully in a single trip this time). Turns out he’s a taxi driver as well! Anyway, he agrees to take her to Dublin.

In a fantastic journey where the two have many adventures including having to share a single bedroom (obviously, this is a romantic comedy boys and girls!). They argue a lot. But they have great chemistry and that’s when you really know that poor Jeremy had no chance. Goode and Adams sell their characters perfectly. It’s brilliant how the two interact and make you feel involved in the film. You’re cheering them on from the sidelines and isn’t the point of a romcom anyway.

The whole movie is very sweet and chaste. No nudity or swearing or anything offensive. If you’re looking for a feel-good movie, Leap Year is the one for you!

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