Leap Year

January 8th, 2010

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Leap Year

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Anna Brady plans to travel to Dublin, Ireland to propose to her boyfriend Jeremy on February 29, leap day, because, according to Irish tradition, a man who receives a marriage proposal on a leap day must accept it.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.1/10 (22,390 voted)

Critic's Score: 33/100

Director: Anand Tucker

Stars: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott

A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged.

Writers: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont

Amy Adams - Anna Brady
Matthew Goode - Declan
Adam Scott - Jeremy
John Lithgow - Jack Brady
Noel O'Donovan - Seamus
Tony Rohr - Frank
Pat Laffan - Donal
Alan Devlin - Joe
Ian McElhinney - Priest
Dominique McElligott - Bride
Mark O'Regan - Captain
Maggie McCarthy - Eileen
Peter O'Meara - Ron
Macdara Ó Fatharta - Father Malone
Kaitlin Olson - Libby

Taglines: Anna planned to propose to her boyfriend on February 29th. This is not her boyfriend.


Official Website: Universal [United States] |

Release Date: 8 January 2010

Filming Locations: Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland

Box Office Details

Budget: $19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $9,202,815 (USA) (10 January 2010) (2511 Screens)

Gross: $25,918,920 (USA)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

Matthew Goode later went on record saying that he reckoned that the film was one of the year's worst. He admitted that he took the role because it allowed him to fly home back to London on weekends.

Revealing mistakes: The fake background of Boston and Ballycarberry is noticeable. The colors do not blend in with the foreground.

Declan: Jesus Christ!
Anna: ...is Lord.

User Review

An absolute delight

Rating: 10/10

I saw Leap Year today. Matthew Goode has been a favorite of mine since his performance in Chasing Liberty with Mandy Moore. Amy Adams was new to me. Both leads were outstanding in this film. I am 58 and single, an old softy who always looks for a good "chick flick" and this one is a beaut. I don't want to give away anything. Just see it. You will love the interplay between Amy and Matthew. Theirs is a very sweet romance that builds ever so slowly. For laughs, there are pratfalls and other silliness (that's a good thing). The supporting characters are also funny and charming. The Irish countryside is gorgeous. On the way out, I heard a man behind me tell his wife "That was a good movie. I'd see it again." So would I. Definitely!

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