Leap Year (2010)



Critic Consensus: Amy Adams is as appealing as ever, but her charms aren't enough to keep Leap Year from succumbing to an overabundance of clichés and an unfunny script.

Movie Info

A woman (Amy Adams) heads to Ireland in order to force her boyfriend (Adam Scott) to accept her wedding proposal by scheduling it on leap day, the only time when he couldn't refuse due to the country's tradition in this Spyglass Entertainment romantic comedy. Shopgirl's Anand Tucker directs from a script by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan. Matthew Goode co-stars as a handsome innkeeper who throws a wrench into the woman's plans.

Rating: PG (for sensuality and language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 4, 2010
Box Office: $25.9M
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Critic Reviews for Leap Year

All Critics (129) | Top Critics (32)

While thereâ(TM)s some chemistry between the pair, itâ(TM)s not enough to compensate for their paper-thin characters, never mind all the crosseyed Guinness-swilling extras.

Full Review… | February 26, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

The bright spot in this boggy botched mess is Amy Adams, a fine and always interesting actress who sparkles and shines here despite the stilted storyline, preposterous improbabilities and an artificially sweetened storybook ending.

Full Review… | October 5, 2011
American Profile

...a familiar yet watchable piece of work...

Full Review… | May 9, 2010
Reel Film Reviews

...generic romantic comedy about a beautiful young woman (Amy Adams, experiencing a career low) who plans to land her commitment-shy boyfriend by flying to Ireland and surprising him by proposing on Feb. 29

Full Review… | May 8, 2010
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Scribes Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont rely heavily on the dramatic Irish landscape - and it is dramatic - to make up for the lack of drama in their script.

Full Review… | March 25, 2010
Moving Pictures Magazine

Adams is cute as a button, as always, but even she can't energize this tired excuse for a comedy.

Full Review… | March 12, 2010
Salt Lake Tribune

Audience Reviews for Leap Year

Standard rom-com. Watchable.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Good rom-com with Amy Adams and Matthew Goode that brings some laughs for there are pratfalls and other silliness.
Adams really has wonderful physical comedic skills but still allows her charm to come across and make me smile. While the movie gets a little clumsy, nothing is bad enough to keep me from appreciating her. Her chemistry with Goode played well. He was fun to watch as the Irish guy who lives a casual life with no expectations and no concern for others.
The Irish countryside is spectacular. The story is a variation on an old theme, but it is retold in movies because it is a good one.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Romance comedies have been bad for years, the record stands even stronger with this. Amy Adams needs to stick with movies like The Fighter, and he just needs to get in more movies PERIOD! A boring and predictable movie but I did respect the beautiful settings in Ireland, but then we get dumped back with a cliche and dumb ending where nobody even wants to stay in the theatre anymore.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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