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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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Anand Tucker
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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.

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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

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 »

Goofs

When Declan throws his pillow onto the bed at the Bed and Breakfast, the trim of the pillow case is at the edge of the bed, but when the camera angle changes, the trim of the pillow case is at the center of the bed. 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

ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART
Written by Neil Young
Performed by Gwyneth Herbert
Courtesy of The Decca Label Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Always Kiss Like It Is the First Time and the Last Time
9 July 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The uptight stager Anna Brady (Amy Adams) from Boston is a planner that stages apartments for Realtors. Anna has been dating the cardiologist Jeremy (Adam Scott) for four years and they are buying a high standard apartment in Davenport together. Anna expects Jeremy to propose her in a dinner but he gives a pair of rings to her instead and travels to Dublin for a congress. Anna decides to meet him in Dublin on the February 29th and propose him in accordance with an old Irish folklore tradition from the Fifth Century of leap-year proposals by women. However, her airplane is forced to land in Wales due to bad weather and she is not able to find a connection since the Dublin airport is closed. She decides to travel in a supply vessel but she is forced to disembark in Dingle due to a storm. Anna walks to the only restaurant and inn of the area and she hires the cynical and sarcastic owner Declan (Matthew Goode) to drive her to Dublin. Declan accepts to drive her since he needs money to quit his debts and along their journey they have many incidents. But they fall in love for each other but when they finally arrive in Dublin, Jeremy proposes Anna.

"Leap Year" is a delightful and innocent romantic comedy. The sweet and gorgeous Amy Adams shines in every scene and Matthew Goode shows a perfect chemistry with her. The plot is predictable but I laughed a lot with the funny situations along the journey of Anna to arrive in Dublin. I know that there are bitter viewers that do not enjoy this type of film that will never be nominated to any award. But I loved "Leap Year" with the lovely Amy Adams and the awesome landscapes of Ireland. My suggestion: invite your wife, fiancée or girlfriend; enjoy this adorable film; and always kiss her like it was the first time and the last time. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Casa Comigo?" ("Marry Me?")


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