Excerpt: Winner of the Camera D’Or for Best First Feature at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, the bracing Mexican psychodrama Leap Year unfolds almost entirely in a dim, seedy one-room apartment that doubles as living space and state of mind.
Excerpt: If you've seen the poster for Leap Year , Anand Tucker's big, rattling snore of a romantic comedy, you know how it ends. Amy Adams + Matthew Goode = True Love Forever. If you've seen any of screenwriting duo Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont's previous films, including Made of Honor and Surviving...
Summary: 'Leap Year' is an ugly, ugly film. There's nothing original or enjoyable here. No one dies. Everyone should have. Sadly, I really enjoyed Goode in 'Match Point.' Now I want to accost him with a two-by-four while wearing blue tighty whities like I'm Hacksaw Jim Duggan.
Excerpt: Leap Year wants you to believe it is not going to be clichéd. It toys with the audience, making it seem funnier than it is. Is it playing with the cliché and turning it upside down? See, Anna (Amy Adams) wants to marry that guy who always plays the obnoxious jerk (Adam Scott).
Excerpt: This time of year, with the weather brutal and the remaining Oscar fare depressing, we could really use a decent romantic comedy. Unfortunately no one ever takes up that challenge, instead offering easy paycheck stuff like Bride Wars or this year's offering, Leap Year .
Excerpt: Like last year’s dire Isla Fisher vehicle Confessions Of A Shopaholic , Leap Year pits the megawatt charm of an adorable actress against the inanity of the romantic comedy at its most insultingly convoluted and ridiculous.
Excerpt: Amy Adams är en filmstjärna av den gamla goda sorten och det menat på bästa möjliga vis. Likt en Audrey Hepburn har hon gjort sig sitt namn med en rad oförargliga komedier som ofta lyckats lyfta sig över den vanliga standardfållan av mediokra hollywoodfilmer.