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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 January 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Año bisiesto  »

Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$12,561 (USA) (30 September 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


While crossing the Celtic Sea, the captain of the boat says that because of the storm they would have to put in at Dingle instead of Cork. They would actually have to have passed Cork and sailed for several more hours to reach Dingle, which is on the North Atlantic coast. See more »


Anna: Do you wanna talk about it?
Declan: Listen, Bob. You're not in America now, you're in Ireland. So have a drink and shut up.
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Featured in Richard Roeper & the Movies: Leap Year (2010) See more »


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
5 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had a chance to see an advance showing, and I found it to be quite enjoyable. But for me, Amy Adams can do no wrong. She lights up the screen in every scene, whether in a drama such as "Doubt," or a lighter story, as in "Julie & Julia." Her character, Anna, is sweet and vulnerable, but self-reliant when she has to be. The male actors support Ms Adams admirably and the pace never lags, thanks to competent direction of Anand Tucker. The Irish countryside is spectacular. The story is a variation on an old theme, but it is retold in movies because it is a good one. This is a fine date movie, but enjoyable as well for those of us who fondly remember the sometimes funny, sometimes painful quest for a mate.

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