Leap Year: DVD Review
Released by Roadshow Home Entertainment
Amy Adams stars in this rom com about a girl Anna who's been with her
boyfriend for some four years but still doesn't have the commitment she needs in
the form of marriage.
So when she hears that he's off to Ireland for work and buoyed by the tale
that on the leap year in Ireland women can propose to men, she decides to take
the bull by the horns and seal the deal.
However, after a disastrous storm hits, she's diverted to the small Irish
village of Dingle on the other side of the Emerald Isle - and enlisting the help
of surly innkeeper Declan (Matthew Goode) she sets about achieving her
Except wouldn't you know it, there's a spark between the two - which begins
initially as antagonism and well, you can guess the rest.
Leap Year has been slammed by the Irish for its awful stereotyping of the
island's villagers - here they're played as bumbling fools and surly characters
so it's easy to see why the film got up their nose.
Also, it's not terribly funny - you can see the jokes (such as they are)
coming a mile off and while it's not an original one, sometimes it's about the
journey to the denouement.
And this one is about as much fun as pulling teeth. Goode mumbles a lot and
Amy Adams just about rises out of the mire - but all in all, it's a real
contender for the stinker of the year.
Extras: Trailer and deleted scenes.