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The Leap Years (2008)

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Li-ann, a dreamer, is a strong believer of the soul mate theory and rejects all men, especially her best friend KS, till she falls in love with Jeremy, at first sight. They tour Chinatown, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jason Chan ...
Raymond
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Li-Ann - age 48
Ananda Everingham ...
Jeremy
Nadya Hutagalung ...
Sunetta
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Professor
Anne Yuen Mei Law ...
Li Ann's Mother
Vernetta Lopez ...
Jennie
Paula ...
Kim
Yuwu Qi ...
KS
Tracy Tan ...
Dyllan
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Waitress
Lilin Wong ...
Li-Ann - ages 24 to 36
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Li-ann, a dreamer, is a strong believer of the soul mate theory and rejects all men, especially her best friend KS, till she falls in love with Jeremy, at first sight. They tour Chinatown, Singapore, together on February 29 1980. Unfortunately, she is heartbroken when he tells her he is engaged. He decides to make up to her by meeting her same time, same place, every leap year. Their love spans twenty years, as they realize the pain of love until they take the leap of faith...and the leap of love... Written by Jezebelle Rao

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The production started in 2005 and the film was initially to be released in December 2005. See more »

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Jeremy: It's hard to resist the temptation of loving someone for the sake of being with someone, so I think you are really brave to wait for the right one to come along. People don't want to be alone.
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4 March 2008 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

There are no spoilers in this review because everything was already shown in the movie's trailer. I am trying to be balanced in my review because I strongly support local movies, but I can't help but support the backlash against this movie. It is slow, boring and bordering on pointless. Even the "almost nice and believable moments" were immediately undercut by painful clichés and bad acting. Vernetta Lopez and Wong Li Lin, whom I usually love, were only passable in this movie. It felt like the director was trying to make a melodramatic TV Soap, then got carried away and decided to put it on the big screen. The Leap Years should come with an RA rating (Rated Awful) but it hasn't changed my faith in local movies. More good films will come, so long as more films like these don't get made.


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