Leap Year – Movie Review
A woman (Adams) who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged
LEAP YEAR concerns a young woman (Amy Adams )who is a stager, which is somebody who puts furniture in a new apartment so it can either be rented or sold for a lot of money, and she’s dating a cardiologist whom she expects to propose and who gives her a pair of earrings instead before the leaves for a medical conference in Ireland. They have a cool apartment that they’ve applied for, pending board approval. So, he goes off to Ireland, and she hears this folk story that says that on leap year that Irish women are allowed to ask men to marry them. If you’re bored, you’re on the right track. There’s nothing here that you haven’t seen before. Matthew Goode is attractive as the Irish hunk that she runs into and of course changes her entire life, but I mean there’s something so incredibly flimsy and patronizing and stale about this movie. Amy Adams is going to have to learn to be less chirpy. I give it half a star, and it’s all Matthew’s.