The opportunity for bloggers to post on February 29th only comes every for years so you don't want to pass it up! Even though I've been blogging since the last Leap Year, 2016, I started in July so I missed this! Therefore, this is rather exciting for me.
I'll be reviewing a movie that I watched specifically for this purpose. Let me know what you think in my thoughts!
My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless I give you warning. This review is spoiler free!
Leap Year (2010):
'"You know what I'm talking about."
"I never know what you're talking about!"'Genre: Romance, Comedy.
Length: approx. 100 minutes.
Costumes: 6, nothing great, and we see people in their underclothing.
Script: 6, a few bad words here and there as well as some name calling.
"Throw them in the wash, it'll be grand."
Directed by: Anand Tucker.
Written by: Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont.
Amy Adams as Anna Brady.
Matthew Goode as Declan O’Callaghan. "You're a con artist."
Adam Scott as Jeremy Sloane.
John Lithgow as Jack Brady.
Noel O'Donovan as Seamus.
Tony Rohr as Frank.
Pat Laffan as Donal.
Alan Devlin as Joe.
Ian McElhinney as Priest.
Maggie McCarthy as Eileen.
Peter O'Meara as Ron.
Kaitlin Olson as Libby.
Cinematography: 9! This was the one thing that I really liked about this movie, the lovely shots of Ireland!
Cinematography by: Newton Thomas Sigel.
Music: 8, bonus points because I heard a few songs that I know ("Irish Rover" and "Tell Me Ma"), but other than that not memorable.
Music by: Randy Edelman.
Notes: Okay, so the geography is absolutely incorrect. She is stuck in Wales and wants to go to Dublin so she takes a ferry and ends up in... Dingle? As someone who has been to Ireland, I know where Dingle is, and Wales is way, way, way closer to Dublin than Dingle.
Quotes: 6, really not very quotable, but I did find the continual suitcase joke funny.
"Can I help you into the car, Louie?"
Content: 8, it is a romance so there is kissing, and a few suggestive things, in addition to gross things, fighting, and blood.
Originality: 4, I'm sorry that this rating is so low, but the whole plot was so predicable and I feel like I've seen it a million times. So cliche. The setting of Ireland was fun, but that was the only thing to distinguish it.
"You can dish it, but you can't take it, can you?"
Good For: People who want to see images of Ireland.
Age Range: Besides the few things that I mentioned this movie is clean and fine for all ages to watch it! It depends on who would be interested in the story.
Overall Score: 6.5!
Let me get this out first: This movie is very clean and I really appreciate that. I just didn't like it because of the fact that it was so predictable. If you feel like watching a rom-com this could be in your options, but I don't need to see it again. I wasn't really paying attention while I was watching because I was cleaning and playing with dogs, but I got the idea.
Have any of you seen this movie? Did you like it better than I did? Thanks for reading!