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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Anna
... Declan
... Jeremy
... Jack
Noel O'Donovan ... Seamus
... Frank
... Donal
Alan Devlin ... Joe
... Priest
... Bride
Mark O'Regan ... Captain
Maggie McCarthy ... Eileen
... Ron
Macdara Ó Fátharta ... Father Malone (as Macdara O'Fatharta)
... 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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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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Trivia

The bridge on which Anna and Declan have the conversation about his ex-fiancée is in St. Stephen's Green, a well-known park in central Dublin. See more »

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When it begins to hail, it appears only in a small square of the frame. The line where the hail stops is clearly visible. See more »

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[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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I'LL TELL MY MA
Performed by The Colonials featuring Candice Gordon
Arranged and Produced by Liam Bates
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way better than your average romantic comedy
5 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

I saw Leap Year at a screening before the holidays, and found it much more "enchanting" than the typical romantic comedy. The story line is simple - basically, it is "It Happened One Night" in Ireland: apartment "stager" Amy Adams, tired of waiting for her uptight, longtime boyfriend to propose, decides to meet him on business in Dublin on Leap Day when tradition states that a man must accept a woman's proposal. Weather forces her to be diverted, first to Wales and then to the west coast of Ireland, she has to be driven to Dublin by and disgruntled bitter local.

But while the story is straight-ahead, the movie is extremely charming due to the terrific chemistry in between Amy Adams and Matthew Good. Whereas other romantic comedies pander to the lowest common denominator with base humor, this one feels much more like "4 Weddings and a Funeral" or "Local Hero." The characters seem simple at first, but we see the depth beyond them as the movie goes on. The comedy is always sharp, and special kudos to the actors who play the superstitious friends of Matthew Good, but this movie never forces in the pratfalls and dumb jokes that we see in your typical romantic comedy movie. And when there a bigger laughs (a scene at a wedding is particularly funny), the movie delivers.

There are a couple of slow spots, especially at the very beginning, but the last 20 minutes are funny, touching and real. I think it is a very good movie for our times right now, with a message that rebukes control and superficiality and all the trappings of what most of feel makes for a successful life. And our audience was with it throughout, and applauded at the end.


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