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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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Matthew Goode later went on record saying that he reckoned that the film was one of the year's worst. He admitted that he took the role because it allowed him to fly home back to London on weekends. See more »

Goofs

When flying from Boston to Dublin, Anna's flight is diverted to Wales. Unless she had a layover in London, the more likely diversion would be to Shannon Airport in the West of Ireland. She then takes a boat from Wales to Dingle. Again, unlikely since Dingle is on the west coast of Ireland. While in Dingle, it is shown to be a tiny village, which it is, but not as small as depicted. Also, several shots are shown on the Cliffs of Moher, north of Shannon, whereas Dingle is south of Shannon. See more »

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[from trailer]
Anna: [as she forces Declan awake] You lying, deceiving, son of a - Get up, get up, get up!
Declan: Wha-what?
Anna: Oh? Heads you win, tails I lose.
Declan: [smirks] Oh, you finally got that did you? Well then, good for you.
Anna: Up, get up! This is my bed. Liars forfeit.
[as she sniffs him]
Anna: And take a shower, you smell.
Declan: [shakes head] You can see right through the curtain.
Anna: Can you?... can you?
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Soundtracks

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME
Written by Gus Kahn, Wilbur Schwandt, and Fabian Andre
Performed by The Mamas and the Papas (as The Mamas & The Papas) featuring Cass Elliot
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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