Leap Year Reviews
- I actually quite liked this one. I'm not sure why the critics were so harsh to it, yest it is cheesy and predictable, but it's also fun and enjoyable. The 2 leads are fantastic, Adams is gorgeous and quite funny, and Goode is funny and charming as well. The scenery is gorgeous as it's set in Ireland. Trust me, you could do a lot worse then this film for a rom-com so give it a try!
The cinematography was breath-taking, especially the ending scenes on the cliff.
All in all, not a favorite but I wouldn't mind rewatching some of the better clips (the shower scene, the "missing the bus" scene, and the ending where she confronts him in his bar). Plus, I'm a huge Matthew Goode fan so I would rewatch it just for him ;-)
The cliched plot is not even the biggest problem, it is a combination of an empty script, the conclusion, and what causes the 'conflict'. It is ridiculous to think a woman is so desperate to marry a man, that she will follow a tradition by a culture she does not even follow in order to do this. The tradition being that woman can propose to men on leap year, and the man has to say yes. Come on. I can safely said I was irritated fifteen minutes into the movie. If there is anything to be praised about this film, is the always enchanting acting of Amy Adams. Her appearance along with Adam Scott's performance, create a believable chemistry throughout the movie that is again and again, ruined by the bare plot.
Leap Year is an example of the typical romantic comedy that tries a little too hard to hide the lack of plot and script, with good acting and gorgeous scenarios. No one is doubting the beauty of Ireland, or the always amazing performance of Amy Adams who shouldn't be getting involved in this kind of blasphemy. But I am doubting everything else in this movie..along with my decision to watch it in the first place.