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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:
Amy Adams ... Anna
Matthew Goode ... Declan
Adam Scott ... Jeremy
John Lithgow ... Jack
Noel O'Donovan Noel O'Donovan ... Seamus
Tony Rohr ... Frank
Pat Laffan ... Donal
Alan Devlin Alan Devlin ... Joe
Ian McElhinney ... Priest
Dominique McElligott ... Bride
Mark O'Regan Mark O'Regan ... Captain
Maggie McCarthy Maggie McCarthy ... Eileen
Peter O'Meara ... Ron
Macdara Ó Fátharta Macdara Ó Fátharta ... Father Malone (as Macdara O'Fatharta)
Kaitlin Olson ... 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.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Ireland

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

8 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Año bisiesto See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At breakfast at the B&B, Anna is told that trains are not running because it's Sunday. She says that she needs to be in Dublin the next day which is the 29th of February (leap year). February 29th fell on a Monday in 1960, 1988, and 2016. See more »

Goofs

The whole premise of the film is that on Leap Day (i.e. February 29th) a woman can ask a man to marry her in Ireland. Yet when they finally arrive in Dublin there are leaves on all the trees in the park and people are going around without any heavy coats. Either it is a freakishly warm winter or the filmmakers shot the scenes in Dublin during the summertime. 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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Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Leap Year (2017) See more »

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WITHIN A MILE OF HOME
Written by Dennis Casey, Matt Hensley (as Matthew Hensley), Dave King (as David King), Nathen Maxwell, Bridget Regan, Bob Schmidt (as Robert Schmidt), and George Schwindt
Performed by Flogging Molly
Courtesy of SideOneDummy Records
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Romantic Comedy in the Classic Mold
9 January 2010 | by kevncarlinSee 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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