Okay, I told myself that I wouldn't do this anymore because being a part time movie critic is not exciting to all people...I try to keep my posts fresh and talking about a movie can be stale sometimes...Especially my movie reviews , because I am literally the last one to see them...I tend to write about movies that have been around for years and everybody else has went to the theater to see!! I'm not exactly a movie theater person, I prefer my robe and my couch over rubbing elbows with strangers... Anyhow, HBO was free this weekend for us DirectTV people and I got to catch a few movies that I had really wanted to see at one point in time... I also watched and liked "Red Riding Hood" too but I'll save that for another "review"!! ...The movie that I am writing about is still stuck in my head and I just have to say something about it... It's a wonderful romantic comedy with no foul language or racy scenes...It's intellectual and wholesome and the actors are great!! "Leap Year" is more attune with the old black and white Cary Grant movies that I could spend all day watching...That's probably why I really, really want to see it again!!
Here's a quick summary...A professional "city girl" wants to marry her longtime workaholic boyfriend but he doesn't propose marriage as she romantically wishes...He has a trip scheduled for Ireland and her father has always told her that an old Irish belief is that on leap year day a woman in Ireland can propose to her man...So she decides to travel alone to Ireland to find him and propose. Once she gets on the plane, the whole thing falls apart and she ends up in the wrong place and in an old pub where she meets a very laid back Irishman that helps her find her boyfriend...There's more but it would take me two hours to run through...that's roughly the running time !! Plus you wouldn't want to see it if I spilled the beans!!
I just had to mention this movie...I can't seem to get it out of my head...still!!