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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Leap Year

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: Following an Irish tradition, a woman (Amy Adams) flies to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend (Adam Scott) on Leap Day. But to her dismay her travel plans fail at every step of the way, and she gets stuck with a guide (Matthew Goode) who is her polar opposite… I wonder if they’ll attract?

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow, Kaitlin Olson

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. Most of the twists and turns that keep the unlikely couple from getting to their destination require that they be extremely careless and idiotic, and that you, the audience, suspend your disbelief. So it starts out pretty corny, but by the end it actually gets you saying, “Aw. That was cute.”

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Yes, at how predictable it is.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: Yes, at how predictable it is.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: It deserves the Irish Tourism Board Award, because any woman who sees this will quickly come to believe that Ireland is not only beautiful and rustic, but also the current residence of that gorgeous man she has yet to meet and marry.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: I have yet to meet and marry Matthew Goode, myself. No, actually, I’m not into actors. But I do have yet to see Matthew Goode fall short of superb in any of the versatile roles I’ve seen him play. Amy Adams, while much less versatile, is perfectly adorable as usual. And no one could’ve been better cast for the role of the kind and loving but self-obsessed and superficial boyfriend than Adam Scott.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: The directing in this movie will have you asking, “Who is Anand Tucker?”… No, actually it won’t. In fact if you asked a group of people who’d just come out of seeing this film that very question, they would most likely reply, “I don’t know. Who?”

Q: How is the story/script?

A: If not for the participation of Amy Adams, this could have just as easily ended up on the Hallmark Channel.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?


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Annette said...

Is it bad that I got all squidgy when I watched the trailer? Note to self: no romcoms during PMS week.

Monique Elisabeth said...

You should always watch rom-coms during PMS week-- you're bound to enjoy them more!