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Leap Year is totally cliché, only it is absurdly well done, Amy Adams never misses and gives another wonderful performance, it has a script that oscillates between the funny and the dramatic, basically it is a good film, worth a lot of time.
This site general can only give good scores to a wannabe directorial
masterpiece or movies deemed to be worthy of watching for moviephiles.
Well in 'these difficult times' this is the kind of film you need to watch.
No violence, bad language or gratuitous sex scenes meant to sell movies to
men and boys. This is a sweet, feel good movie with beautiful Ireland as the
backdrop. Oh and a really good musical score to boot. Dare to watch this and say you don't feel better.
As wonderful an actress as Amy Adams is, she simply can not save this movie. There is simply no chemistry between her and Matthew Goode. The script isn’t very funny, the Irish stereotypes are embarrassing and Goode’s Irish accent is unbearably awful.
Horrible chick flick that should've never been made and just why.
Can it be considered "cultural appropriation" if the bastardization of a people happens to be the Irish? Or does that not count? It should. The screenplay here--specifically, how exceedingly non-Irish writers and a director characterize Ireland, Irish people, Irish customs, Irish character, Irish intelligence, Irish humor, music, folklore, history---by way of comparison makes a Lucky Charms commercial seem like Pulitzer-grade literature. The dialogue is lame, predictable, and straight-up stupid. Yes, this is a rom-com, so it's a millimeter deep, but the plot is hackneyed, the Irish people in the film are predominantly played by ENGLISH actors, the director is Indian and seems absolutely clueless about pretty nigh on everything about Ireland (seems more like the director brought to life cartoonish stereotypes about Indian people but changed the accents and slightly changed some of the substance but not much). The acting is atrocious---even Amy Adams---tho I attribute some of her bizarre acting in this to the editing, as if certain scenes were shot multiple times from multiple angles and then they got pieced together but there is a lack of continuity in body language, posture, facial expressions, where Amy Adams and other actors are looking, etc. Amy Adams, who is enormously talented, attempts to portray a superficial materialistic plucky twit with very broad almost Vaudevillian slapsticky humor (which is in the writers' wheelhouse, as well as up the director's alley, but isn't an organic fit with this film or these actors). That isn't Amy Adams at all---so you're aware of her "acting" all the time, like she's trying and almost succeeding in channeling Reese Witherspoon or a very young Annette Benning or something. The cliches....the cringy, inaccurate, patronizing slang.....the stereotypes. The unneveness. Most of all the dumbness. Avoid unless you're looking to bring on a headache. Or if you want to drink in some nice scenery. 1.5 stars for scenery
It has appealing leads and a charming premise, but its script is full of clichés and unfunny humor.
Especially if you are a fan of Adams you will have some fun with this but it is not memorable or creative enough to stick with you.
The only reason I'm giving this two stars (trust me, that's extremely generous) is because of Amy Adams. She & the beautiful Irish landscape are the only reasons to watch this movie at all. Otherwise, Leap Year is terribly predictable, terribly not funny, has a terribly weak script & I think terrible just sums up everything about this movie.
I love this movie! It's a perfect movie to watch on a rainy night!
This was a fun, touching, romantic comedy that's worth the watch!