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Leap Year (2010)

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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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Cast

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Seamus
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Frank
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Donal
Alan Devlin ...
Joe
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Priest
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Mark O'Regan ...
Captain
Maggie McCarthy ...
Eileen
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Ron
Macdara Ó Fátharta ...
Father Malone (as Macdara O'Fatharta)
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Libby
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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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Rated PG for sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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8 January 2010 (USA)  »

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Año bisiesto  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,202,815, 10 January 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,918,920
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Anna and Jeremy are at the restaurant, Jeremy says they "might have to go in through the spine." No surgery of any kind ever goes "through the spine," particularly any cardiac surgery. In human anatomy, the common term "spine" actually is the vertebral column. The statement made by Jeremy literally would mean you would split the patient's vertebrae to get to the heart. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Anna: Good morning, gentlemen.
[smacking with her glove]
Anna: Feet!
Realtor: [cut to high-rise apartment] Anna Brady, I'm so happy to have you here. This is the third open house and not one bite.
Anna: Don't worry. I have everything under control.
Jerome: [cut to lobby] Anna, you are realtor?
Anna: I'm a stager. I stage apartments *for* realtors. I transform ordinary spaces into something special. Most people don't know what it is they want until I show them, and so many places need my help. - Not the Davenport, course.
Anna: [...]
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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 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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