26May

Leap Year

Director: Anand Tucker
Writer: Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont
2010

I’m not one for romantic comedies, unless they are the ones with Katharine Hepburn or Cary Grant or even Frank Sinatra with a dash of song and dance, but I will watch new ones occasionally. There are some out there that have been made since the 1960s that I do watch more than once.

Leap Year is a sort of mash up of every plot type and characters from pre-existing romantic comedies. Big city girl meets and dislikes an otherwise audience charmer and finds him brash, cynical and absurd. They both undertake on a journey which is supposed to be funny because of the culture clash between them and low and behold boy and girl end up falling for each other just after the audience is teased that they won’t get a happy ending. It always works out. It’s typical. But Matthew Goode is charming, and this movie just makes me want to go to Ireland and pick up an Irish rogue gentleman.

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