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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Details

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

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 »

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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Soundtracks

THE STAUNTON LICK
Written by Fred Deakin and Nick Franglen
Performed by Lemon Jelly
Courtesy of XL Recordings
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A beautiful romantic comedy
1 May 2010 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about an American woman who decides to fly to Ireland to surprise her boyfriend, and to propose to him because an Irish tradition allows it.

"Leap Year" is a predictable romantic comedy that captures female psychology well. I can see women loving this film so much because it is so romantic and full of love. Amy Adams acts well in her role, she portrays her desire to be married so well that even by looking at her face, you know she wants to get a proposal so much.

"Leap Year" showcases amazing Irish scenery, with all the right colours, composition and saturation. I am also impressed by the technical side of it, as the filmmakers paid a lot of details into location scouting, set decoration and composing a scene. It makes "Leap Year" visually so pleasing to watch.


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