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Leap Year (2010)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  8 January 2010 (USA)
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Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose marriage to her boyfriend Jeremy on Leap Day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it.

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Storyline

A woman 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. Written by Anonymous

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Anna planned to propose to her boyfriend on February 29th. This is not her boyfriend.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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8 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Año bisiesto  »

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,202,815 (USA) (8 January 2010)

Gross:

$12,561 (USA) (30 September 2011)
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One of the attractions of making the film for Matthew Goode was the chance to work with Anand Tucker, having enjoyed his work on Hilary and Jackie (1998). See more »

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When they are sitting at the dinner table with the two couples after the husband pours everyone a drink the bottle is sitting on the table with the rear label facing the camera, the shot cuts away and when it returns you can see the name of the whiskey they are drinking because the front label is now facing the camera See more »

Quotes

Declan: What the hell are you doing here?
Anna: could you maybe be nice for just a second, i just flied 3,000 miles just to get here
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ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART
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Performed by Gwyneth Herbert
Courtesy of The Decca Label Group
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Romantic Comedy in the Classic Mold
9 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It has been years since my wife and I have seen a new romantic comedy that did not offend or annoy us with some element or another. Even our favorite current director in the genre, Richard Curtis, slips in a bit of unnecessary Chaucerian vulgarity. At his best, it redeems itself, but it seems a fixation (artistic or commercial, I wonder?).

This comedy could have been directed by Frank Capra. It is rooted, it is humanistic, and it is earnestly funny in spots.

She (played by Amy Adams) is an American career woman who has responded to her father's (played by John Lithgow) financial misadventures by forging a life of success and security. He is a cardiac specialist who likes to consult on surgeries from the dinner date by IM and share the pictures at the table. The other he is a cranky Irish tavern owner on the brink of ruin conducting her to Dublin after her own travel misadventure because he needs the money to stave off ruin.

Ireland serves as the fairyland where, at the end of a long overcompensation for her father's flibbertigibbet ways, she finds her total control solution also has unfortunate limitations.

Excellent work.


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