movies that turn me into a romantic, heart-eyes-emoji hoe and make me wanna fall in love
Anna planned to propose to her boyfriend on February 29th. This is not her boyfriend.
When yet another anniversary passes without a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Anna decides to take action. Aware of a Celtic tradition that allows women to pop the question on Feb. 29, she plans to follow her lover to Dublin and ask him to marry her. Fate has other plans, however, and Anna winds up on the other side of the Emerald Isle with handsome, but surly, Declan -- an Irishman who may just lead Anna down the road to true love.
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.
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.
01 of 30: Scavenger Hunt March 2016
a film that looks terrible but you want to see anyway
There's a line where the Matthew Goode's Declan says, "It's fecking Murphy's Law with you," and that perfectly sums up the plot of this movie. Anything that can go wrong does and every beat is telegraphed.
Amy Adams plays Anna, an elitist with an arguably superficial job who likes everything to be planned perfectly and annoys everyone around her, who decides to fly to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend, played by Adam Scott, on Leap Day, the day when women can propose marriage to men. (Let's accept that at face value and not discuss how sexist that is for a…
Although Amy Adams tries her best, Leap Year is the very definition of a stale, unfunny, formulaic romantic comedy. Do yourself a favor and just "leap" right past this dreck.
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…
1. I refuse to believe that this is what Ireland looks like in February. It doesn't even look like that in April.
2. Why can't female characters in romcoms have normal jobs? Do these jobs actually exist or is there someone who gets paid for inventing romcom jobs?
3. Matthew Goode looks awful with a beard.
4. Why is Amy Adams in this movie? Does she need money?
5. Ireland deserves better than this.
Cada vez que la veo me gusta más. No la mejor película del mundo, pero tiene todos los elementos para hacerme feliz cada uno de los minutos que dura.
This is a quality movie. Funny, believable, not contrived or dumb. The tropes are used well. The characters are great. Love it.
One star for Amy Adams and the Irish landscape. For the rest... pure sheit.
Pretty cheesy but the ending is so satisfying.
I don't know how this lady walked in heels from Dingle to Tipperary though and in a day.
If I could upvote the review that said "Amy Adams' charm was not enough to save this movie", I would.
Cuuuuuuuuute. And very irish
I like Amy Adams a lot. Everything she does is so interesting. Like even this seemingly boring character she was able to make into something kinda off-kilter and compelling. The acting in this is overall pretty good. And I like the Irish countryside. I cared about these two people. And yes a lot of the dialogue was cheesy but it did it its job.
It's one of those movies I'm entertained by even though I know what I'm going to get from it. Though it was a little light on the "com" in rom-com.
because we live in a post-meg-ryan's-career dystopian wasteland
and also just because they're rare
*when i say good, i don't…