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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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Father Malone (as Macdara O'Fatharta)


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?


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 »


The fake background of Boston and Ballycarberry is noticeable. The colors do not blend in with the foreground. 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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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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An absolute delight
9 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw Leap Year today. Matthew Goode has been a favorite of mine since his performance in Chasing Liberty with Mandy Moore. Amy Adams was new to me. Both leads were outstanding in this film. I am 58 and single, an old softy who always looks for a good "chick flick" and this one is a beaut. I don't want to give away anything. Just see it. You will love the interplay between Amy and Matthew. Theirs is a very sweet romance that builds ever so slowly. For laughs, there are pratfalls and other silliness (that's a good thing). The supporting characters are also funny and charming. The Irish countryside is gorgeous. On the way out, I heard a man behind me tell his wife "That was a good movie. I'd see it again." So would I. Definitely!

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