“Leap Year”
a review by Darby O’Gill

Well, it must be January. You know, that time of year when studios dump their leftover crap into theatres. Case in point, I give you Leap Year. I don’t know why I went, but I did, and it sure as hell can’t be unseen. I don’t want to sound rude… And, I’m sure many of you will disagree with me, but Amy Adams… Really?! I don’t see it. I’m sorry. I can’t watch her in a lead roll for two hours. I just don’t like her. I think she’s fine when she’s playing a supporting roll, but I just can’t take her as a lead, which is a big surprise to me, because I’m always saying I like it when a stereo typical supporting actress gets to play the lead. But, for some reason Amy Adams just doesn’t do it for me.

In Leap Year, we follow Anna, played by Adams, as she travels to Ireland in hopes of proposing to her long time boyfriend on February 29th. It’s an Irish tradition that women can propose to the men once every four years on leap day. Believe it or not, a series of “unforeseen” events stand in her way, and the only way to make it her boyfriend in time is by hitching a ride with a bartender that hates her. Can’t see where this is going? If that is truly the case, you are in fact the problem with today’s movie going public. I know every story has been told before, but come on! Can we at least try and do something new with it? Leap Year doesn’t break any new ground. In fact, if you want to see a better version of this movie, watch The Matchmaker.

The bottom line here is… Skip it. But, I’m sure you already knew that. Hell, I should have already known that. I like to try and see everything I can, but sometimes some movies should just be skipped. You’re pretty much better off leaping Leap Year this year, or any year for that matter.