Ranging from very punny to coma-inducing.
Anna planned to propose to her boyfriend on February 29th. This is not her boyfriend.
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.
Let's do an in depth analysis of the romantic comedy genre, shall we?
At its very essence this derives its nominature from two seperate entities that complement and give shape to its intrinsic being. To exemplify, it must pertain to elements of mirth related to various amouresque elements, often reflecting on our species' need for emotive connection and the sensation of reciprocal and/or pheromone producing love, being either free or bound within the confines of a relationship, said relationship in itself again defined by a subset of artistic axioms, co existing both in the imaginary and the secular planes of existence. The proportions in which these elements exist are variable and highly dependent on the artistic joie de vivre and inherent mindset of the creator.
This has nothing. It is shit. And it is boring.
It is boring shit.
And just look at that poster.
He knows it.
Romantic comedies are definitely not my thing. Often it's like having my teeth pulled and to quote James Woods in The Hard Way, "I'd rather be dragged naked through a field of broken glass", than watch some of the shit released in this genre. However it can really help when a big name star decides to try their luck at it.
Amy Adams is the emerald in a mountain of coal, Hollywood-wise. She can turn her charms to anything and she's the reason why this didn't get turned off quicker than a pedophile in a jail-cell. Charm is what sells this sickly sweet but entertaining rom-com as we get her American high-flyer stuck in Cardiff then Cork on route to…
SO I WANTED THEM TO END UP TOGETHER. SO SUE ME. FUCKING SUE ME.
Oh man. I don't know, guys.
This was a piece of shit.
I kind of liked it.
This was moronic, unfunny, formulaic, contrived, dragged down by an unlikable protagonist, and further bogged down by one of the most predictable screenplays likely ever put to Final Draft.
It was charming and sweet. I smiled a lot.
It was the worst. It didn't even come out on a leap year for Christ's sake.
Matthew Goode is a charming Irishman.
Leap Year is a piece of shit.
I'm probably gonna watch it again on a rainy day.
*UPDATE: Already dropped this a star. I don't know what came over me.
I don't like spending time writing about films that I did not enjoy watching, but I feel obliged to write about Leap Year. I want to save people from making the mistake of watching it.
The sole reason I was interested in watching Leap Year was to see Matthew Goode. I loved him in Stoker, and I thought that I should investigate his other films to learn more about his talent as an actor. Despite that I had read that Goode publicly dissed Leap Year (he called it "turgid" and predicted it would be called the worst film of 2010), I decided to watch it. I did learn one thing from watching Leap Year: If an actor calls his own…
Wow. This was phenomenally boring. I guess that's why it was on television at 10pm on a Saturday. (Making myself sound super cool right now.) Was hoping for a silly little rom com on a lazy evening, but this was just tres, tres bad. Even the adorable Amy Adams couldn't save it.
Completely uninteresting. Amy Adams and Matthew Goode have zero chemistry and the story for the first 30 minutes almost made me turn off the movie.
Uninspired, boring, whatamIdoingwithmylife, etc..
Never got over the early scene in which dude enters Amy Adams's tiny hotel room *twice* without knocking.
I felt this one was a harder rom com to go through than most, even though I like this type of film. It's my thing. Adams delivers, Goode too but perhaps not as convincingly. But through it, I did enjoy it. Despite the lack of chemistry that was apparent.
Matthew Goode is gorgeous, but this is your run-of-the-mill rom com. Enjoyable though if you like that sort of thing.
Ηταν σεναριο αυτοματου πιλοτου; ΝΑΙ
Ηταν χαριτωμενο και γλυκουλικο; ΝΑΙ
Ειναι η Ιρλανδια ενα απο τα πιο ομορφα μερη του συμπαντος; ΝΑΙ
ΕΙΝΑΙ Ο ΜΑΘΙΟΥ ΥΠΕΡΓΚΟΜΕΝΑΚΙ; ΝΑΙ
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Egyszer nézős kedves kis nyári limonádé, mikor már a film felénél tudni lehet, hogy mi lesz a vége. :)
I have to say after watching this again... There are so many things wrong with it... If I want to get all technical about it! I mean honestly I know it's a film but when you really pay attention to it, their romance is just not feesable..like at all!
I guess I was just in a particularly picky mood, because I could find so many things wrong with that ending that I don't think I will ever watch this film ever again... it would just annoy the hell out of me!
Which is why I denoted it down to a 2 star film...
P.S (still love Matthew Goode and Amy Adams though)
Awful. Shoddy, sexist premise; nonsensical plot; bollocks screenplay.
Also, as a side note: one day I hope someone makes a film about all the perfectly okay partners that are cheated on and discarded in romantic comedies because the leading lady has improbably fallen in "love" with some argumentative dickhead she only just met.
One star for the nice scenery though.
Leap Year is as cliché as it gets. A young woman reaches out for her ''true love'' but meets a charming man that sets her off her trail. Then we get some of those ''I hate you'' scenes, some ''He looks good in the shower scenes'' and it goes on. Of course, Leap Year could we absolutely great for a nice girls' night but otherwise... I wouldn't recommand to bother. You can get a much better chick flick than that, honey.
- The Avengers
- Alex Cross
- The Haunting
- Tooth Fairy
- Yogi Bear
- Safety Not Guaranteed
- Charlotte's Web
- Final Destination 2
- The Silence of the Lambs
And we're done!
Who would have guessed!
No I'm off to have my brain lobotomized.
- What Richard Did
- The Dead
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