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Leap Year

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Join Amy Adams in Hollywood's version of Ireland

If only Ryanair did flights to the Ireland of Hollywood’s imagination. That’s where Bostonian Anna (Amy Adams) is heading after her boyfriend (Adam Scott) fails to pop the question.

Taking advantage of an old leap year custom, she plans to propose on his Dublin business trip. But when her plane diverts to Cardiff and the only available taxi cab is driven by the ruggedly handsome Declan (Matthew Goode), it’s a fair bet things won’t go to plan.

The Oirish sterotypes do grate, but star power saves the day – even playing spoiled and brittle, Adams remains adorable, while Goode has a loose, louche charisma and, most importantly, the pair summon the requisite hissy/kissy chemistry.

Golden Age Hollywood charm (specifically It Happened One Night) with the obligatory modern Hollywood schmaltz thrown in, this will rile anyone who’s been within 100 miles of the real Ireland, but run with it and it’s an enjoyable fantasy all the same.
 

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    • andyrew5000

      Feb 24th 2010, 14:28

      from the trailer anyway it looks like leap year got Ireland spot on, thats exactly what its like here, why the irish family in it could practically be my family, the accents just arent strong enough though and our roads arent that modern

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    • DanielMcA

      Feb 27th 2010, 14:46

      I know what you're thinking but, in andyrew5000's defence - he is a f*****g leprechaun.

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