LEAP YEAR

Those who hate spoilers…read at your own risk!

Yes it is another feel good movie. And yes…the ending is so predictable… and it is another simple love story… of finding true love. I can not say it is a five star movie… but it has made me grin most of the time. It hit my weakest point and made me rekindle my own love story. Matthew Goode may not be the hottest male personality in Hollywood in comparison to Mark Wahlberg or Antonio Banderas or Rob Pattinson (don’t forget that the choice of comparison is subjective) but Goode seems just right for the role. He was so charming. His disposition in the movie reminded me of an old flame.

The thing about love story- for those who love this genre, is that it would not only entertain them but also would make the lovers of the genre find their way back to their own true love. The chemistry of Amy Adams and Matthew Goode are exceptionally good. The way they restraint their emotions for each other adds sizzle in the story. The existence of Adam Scott adds spice in the film. Well, love triangle always works.

Those emotions seen in the movie are real. Like the fiancé of Amy Adams- Jeremy, some people like Jeremy commit to the relationship not because they are driven by love but – sad to say- comfort and convenience. Being presumptuous – the attitude of Anna Brady (Amy Adams), is in reality a big turn off. While I was watching the film, I could not help but give a remark like the character deserves all the tough luck so she’ll come to her sense. Well, I do get carried away when watching a movie. Declan tried to suppress his feelings, and is indifferent to women because of his past experience. A person who does not deal his own broken heart – or meet head on the situation in general, will grow indifferent towards others. If Declan does not need money to redeem his hostelry, he would not bother bringing Anna to Dublin. Of course, the scriptwriter tried to weave the lives of the characters in the story- and present it as fate in the movie.

Another thing that brings color to the movie is the Irish culture exposed in the film. The people around- mostly the men, presented their superstition in a humorous way- so I thought. Spitting on their palm before Declan (Matthew Goode) and another character made a handshake for a deal is a bit bizarre.

Now, I leave you your own verdict and go watch the film. I hope I did not spoil the movie too much. For me, I had fun watching and I did watch it more than once… In fact, I plan to buy my own DVD to add it in my collection.

 

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Nice and Spicy

I again could not sleep last night so I decided to watch a movie…hoping that it would make me feel sleepy.But it turned out that I was enjoying the movie from start to finish. Title? It is LEAP YEAR. I am not a biggest fan of Amy Adams…but she is ok. I find Matthew Goode charming. I first saw him in CHASING LIBERTY- for the love of Mandy Moore. I watched most of her movies you know…even if the story seemed terrible, of course with the exception of A Walk To Remember. I love Nicholas Sparks too.

Anyway…it was around 3 am already…but I was still wide awake and was laughing while watching this film. I find the movie hilarious, nice and spicy. It is DEFINITELY another feel good movie that I would like to add in my library.

So I enclosed the trailer of the film, the official poster and the quotes I liked. LOL.  Oh the excerpt too which definitely is A SPOILER! Tsk! Sorry. I can’t help but blog this with my heart out.

QUOTES:

Bride: May you never steal, lie, or cheat, but if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows, and if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life, and if you must cheat, then please cheat death because I couldn’t live a day without you. Cheers!


Declan: Jesus Christ!
Anna: …is Lord.

PLOT from IMDb

A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged.

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“When Life Surprises you…”

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