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Irish legend tells that, since the fifth century, women who find themselves in the land of luck can propose to their suitors who have yet to pop the question. The catch for these women longing to become legitimate fiancées? They only have 24 hours—once every four years—to utter those four little words to boyfriends who’ve been dragging their feet. And that day is February 29th.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average In the case of Leap Year, the problem isn't the absence of chemistry but the presence of too much of the wrong kind.
Roger EbertFull Review Good It sticks to the track, makes all the scheduled stops and bears us triumphantly to the station. And it is populated by colorful characters, but then, when was the last time you saw a boring Irishman in a movie?
USA TodayFull Review Average Where it should be light and graceful, Leap Year trips and thuds.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 143 moviegoers:
TEENS:The three male reviews are decent but not great. Females enjoyed it very much. Most rated it very high and no one disliked it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Most males enjoyed it very much but a couple were disappointed. Over half of the females loved "Leap Year." Only a few were somewhat disappointed.
ADULTS:Great reviews from both males and females. Half loved "Leap Year." Most of the rest enjoyed it very much. Only a small percentage were somewhat disappointed.
When her four-year anniversary passes without a
marriage proposal, apartment stager Anna Brady (AMY ADAMS) decides enough is enough. Investing in the
ancient Irish tradition that allows women to propose
to men on Leap Day, Anna decides to follow her
cardiologist boyfriend Jeremy (ADAM SCOTT) from Boston to
Dublin and get down on one knee herself. It's just
what her wayward-but-well-intentioned father, Jack (John Lithgow), would want her
to do. Simple. Easy.
But when unreliable airplanes, inclement weather
and bad luck leave the controlling Anna stranded on
the other side of Ireland, she must enlist the help of
the carefree-but-surly chef Declan (MATTHEW GOODE) to get her
across the country. And as Anna and Declan bicker
across the Emerald Isle, they discover something they
should have known all along: the road to love can take
you to very unexpected places.