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Sunday, January 3, 2010

LEAP YEAR

By D.E.Levine

Director: Anand Tucker
Writers: Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont
Producers: Gary Barber, Chris Bender, Roger Birnbaum, Jonathan Glickman and Jake Weiner
Executive Producers: Su Armstrong and J.C.Spink
Co-producers: James Flynn, Cassidy Lange, Morgan O'Sullivan and Rebekah Rudd
Creative Executive: Erin Stam
Cast: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow, Noel O'Donovan, Tony Rohr, Pat Laffan, Alan Devlin, Ian McEihinney et al.
Original Music: Randy Edelman
Running Time: 101 Minutes
Country of Origin: United States and Ireland
Language: English
Genre: Romance, Comedy

This is a cute film but it has an expected story and an expected ending. For a comedy it isn't very funny and as far as romance, that's luke warm.

The very talented Amy Adams is wasted in her role as Anna, a Bostonian control freak who is devastated when her brilliant doctor boyfriend fails to propose. Even after they interview for an exclusive condominium apartment, he doesn't pick up on the cues.

Following advice from her father to propose in Ireland on Leap Year's Day, she attempts to fly to Dublin to do so at a medical conference he's attending.

A severe storm forces a landing Wales and cancels ferry service to Ireland. Renting a fishing boat she gets dropped at a remote village on the opposite side of Ireland from Dublin.

Going into the only pub in the village she hires the cute proprietor to drive her to Dublin.

Naturally, the two of them encounter a variety of problems (supposedly comic) in their attempts to reach Dublin. Eventually, in true story book (or Hollywood) fashion they reach their destination.

After getting her wish and a huge engagement wish, once back in Boston, Anna discovers she's not really happy with getting what she wanted. The film then takes us to a happy ending in the future.

Definitely a chick flick, if this film gains any type of audience it will be basically women who drag their men with them.