released January 8, 2010
On February 29 there is a tradition in Ireland that women can propose to men. So Anna, Amy Adams' character decides to follow her 4 year boyfriend to his medical conference in Dublin, Ireland to propose to him on Leap Day...
Unfortunately her plans to get to Dublin are accompanied by many set backs. In the process of getting to Ireland she meets Declan, Matthew Goode's character, who promises to help her get to Dublin.
This film reminded me a another film Matthew Goode was in called Chasing Liberty. In both films he treks across countries in Europe helping lost women to find themselves. It also reminds me of the film French Kiss.
Leap Year is clean and funny. Amy Adams is so cute in the movie. She plays a desperate woman who wants to take that next step in her relationship and risks everything to get to her boyfriend, only finding that what she really wants is someone totally different. Matthew Goode plays the type of man who we all wish would come to our rescue and save us from ourselves. The chemistry between the two actors is amazing & believable. It's heartwarming and will keep you entertained till the very end.