REVIEW: LEAP YEAR
When their four-year anniversary passes without a marriage proposal, Anna (Amy Adams) decides to take matters into her own hands. Investing in an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on February 29th, Anna decides to follow her boyfriend Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin and get down on one knee herself. But airplanes, weather and fate leave Anna stranded on the other side of Ireland, and she must enlist the help of handsome and surly Declan (Matthew Goode) to get her across the country. As Anna and Declan bicker across the Emerald Isle, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places.
REVIEW: My Dad has very particular tastes when it comes to movies. There is only a select few that he truly likes and enjoys and Enchanted is one of them. My guess is that he is mesmerized by the powerful Amy Adams’ charm and I have to agree (not exactly about Enchanted but about Amy Adams). Matthew Goode is also a charming actor and these two paired together make for an enjoyable romantic comedy. But notice the key words, romantic comedy, because you can’t expect more than that. This is not an earth shattering movie that will knock you off your seat. It is a slightly different but typical story with a similar plot and formula. The formula being of course [romantic+comedy]=romantic comedy. This is not a bad formula. The movie is cliché but charming. It is the same ol’ same ol’ but with Amy and Matthew it has a different flavor. Probably the strongest aspects of the film that might actually leave a lasting impression are the cinematography, the backdrops and sets, and the breathtaking filming locations. It will make you want to go to Ireland.
Amy Adams is the focal point in this movie and she delivers, as always, a good performance. This is not her best role but she does a good job nonetheless. Her character, Anna, is a very prissy control freak who has determination to the point of stubbornness. Although Amy is usually associated with sweet, gentle characters, she actually pulls it off. She is so determined that she decides to go to Ireland to take advantage of the Irish leap year day tradition that enables girlfriends to propose to their boyfriends. Her boyfriend, Jeremy (Adam Scott), had been delaying the big question so she decides to make the move herself. On the way, she stumbles upon Declan (Matthew Goode) who is her complete opposite and you can fill in the blanks. Matthew gives a convincing performance complete with Irish accent and all. The dialogue for this movie is witty at times and very predictable at others. All and all though, Director Anand Tucker (Shopgirl) did a decent job with this film considering his limited resume. If you are a fan of romantic comedies then this is a safe choice.
By Cine Marcos
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This isn't a bad movie, but it's a bit predictable. I think it's the little things that make this movie something special: the beautiful scenery, the realistic elements, all of it make this movie on you won't soon forget.
So, the bottom line is...I think you'll like this movie.
So take a chance and watch it. I don't think you'll regret it.
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