“Leap Year” Crapuary Laid a Pretty Nasty One

Genres: Comedy and Romance
Running Time: 1 hr. 41 min.
Release Date: January 8th, 2010 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG for sensuality and language.
Distributors: Universal Pictures

Directed by: Anand Tucker

JJ Rating: D-

Anna (Amy Adams) is dating Jeremy (Adam Scott) and had expected a ring so that they could be engaged. But that doesn’t happen and he goes on a trip to Ireland leaving her with earrings instead. Anna then decides, because of her father’s babbling, to go and propose to him on the 29th. She ends up meeting Declan (Matthew Goode) and he takes her to meet her boyfriend, due to a bunch of unforeseen accidents, and they start to become clichéd or close…however you wish to say it. Leap Year.

Amy Adams is a great actress; there is no doubt in that. Her practicing her shocked face over a ring was great, her exasperation over her situation and who she is traveling with and her apprehension over her feelings are awesome displays of Adams emotional range and her uncanny ability to be fantastic. Matthew Goode is also good and they do have a bit of chemistry going on throughout the film. But none of that is powerful enough to hire a little Dutch boy to put a finger in the dyke. (Oh I know what that sounds like.) Can’t save the sinking ship with little buckets, it just won’t happen.

The script is just terrible. The entire premise drowns in Hollywood backwash. Not a single moment could be anything that would be considered unique or interesting. Predictability isn’t a problem because if it were then A Walk to Remember would have been clichéd forgotten path.

I fell asleep midway through and when I woke up I was disappointed that there was still more leftover for me not to enjoy. I do not normally go around telling people what to see and what not to see, but I feel that it’s necessary to tell people, as a matter of fact to warn people, NOT to see Leap Year. There are far better films to see beside this one. Leap Year has no magic, no awesome, no fun and totally lacks any care or connection to the audience. You’re better off going to see Avatar again and finding all the racist Easter eggs than watching this film. Crapuary has started.

What I do love is the poster. It's so simple. I do not know. I think it just looks good. That's one thing it beats Avatar on for sure.

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