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A woman (Amy Adams) heads to Ireland in order to force her boyfriend (Adam Scott) to accept her wedding proposal by scheduling it on leap day, the only time when he couldn't refuse due to the country's tradition in this Spyglass Entertainment romantic comedy. Shopgirl's Anand Tucker directs from a script by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan. Matthew Goode co-stars as a handsome innkeeper who throws a wrench into the woman's plans. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

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"While thereâ(TM)s some chemistry between the pair, itâ(TM)s not enough to compensate for their paper-thin characters, never mind all the crosseyed Guinness-swilling extras."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"Leap Year is a sweet little movie, although so by the books that it doesn't exactly distinguish itself"
‑ Mary F. Pols, MSN Movies
"The bright spot in this boggy botched mess is Amy Adams, a fine and always interesting actress who sparkles and shines here despite the stilted storyline, preposterous improbabilities and an artificially sweetened storybook ending."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"Scribes Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont rely heavily on the dramatic Irish landscape - and it is dramatic - to make up for the lack of drama in their script."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Moving Pictures Magazine
"Everyone tries hard, but Leap Year shows talent cant redeem a truly uninspired script. For committed rom-com fans only."
‑ , Film4
"In Hollywood, it's all about the concept, and some studio executive must have thought it would be fun to watch Adams slogging around in the Irish mud. Unfortunately, there's no accounting for taste."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Leap Year may be the least funny Hollywood comedy to take advantage of Irish tax credits since The Honeymooners."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"...a familiar yet watchable piece of work..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Adams is cute as a button, as always, but even she can't energize this tired excuse for a comedy."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"The film is packed with spontaneous acts of Irish country dancing and twinkly locals beaming over their Guinness. Ireland should sue."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"Will they fall in love? Will we ever care?"
‑ Aaron Hillis, Time Out New York
"The most charming of actors can be left flailing in the face of a feeble script and direction."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"...generic romantic comedy about a beautiful young woman (Amy Adams, experiencing a career low) who plans to land her commitment-shy boyfriend by flying to Ireland and surprising him by proposing on Feb. 29"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Rubbish. Irish eyes will be hard pressed to grimace, let alone smile."
‑ Anna Smith, Empire Magazine
"The only "leap" I felt like making was off a motorway gantry into the fast lane of the M25."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK]
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