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A once every four year kind of movie: Leap Year is a must watch rom-com

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‘Leap Year’ starring Amy Adams and Matthew Goode released in 2010 directed by Anand Tucker. The movie chronicles the life of Anna, an American woman who finds herself inspired by the Celtic tradition that every Feb. 29 a woman has the ability to propose to a man. Despite how antiquated that view is, the story is one that I find myself revisiting constantly and has become one of my favorite rom-coms.

While Anna originally travels to Ireland to visit her boyfriend, instead, she lands in the small town of Dinkle, searching for a taxi to take her to Dublin. Of course, the taxi driver is Declan, and of course, the journey is not that simple.

The pair go on a long trip to Dublin that somehow takes multiple days and has a plethora of bumps in the road. Their car gets stuck in cow manure. They miss their train. They lose their car. She runs away. This movie is fast-paced and enjoyable with a variety of unique, interesting scenes. 

I love the scene where Anna and Declan are forced to pretend that they are married to escape the rain in the comfort of a B&B. The balance between cheesy and cringy is impossible to master, yet Leap Year is perfectly corny and not cringe-worthy.

Not only is ‘Leap Year’ obviously a perfectly timed watch, but this film is an absolute classic and an underrated watch. Obviously, in the end, Anna and Declan find their way back to each other despite all of the drama, the eventual proposal, and the whole living-in-a-different-country thing. 

‘Leap Year’ is the ultimate comfort movie and the perfect addition to any must watch list. 

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