Being Irish myself I was somewhat interested in checking out this rom com with Amy Adams, another excellent reason to see any movie.
So, legend has it that in Ireland a woman can propose to a man on the leap day of a leap year. When an anticipated proposal does not emanate from her doctor boyfriend, Anna hears of this legend and so she has to go to Dublin to propose. Imagine. Dublin.
So, Murphy's Law intervenes, and the flight gets diverted, to Wales, and to make a long story short has to take a really roundabout route to get there in a beat up old Renault 4, with an obnoxious yet somewhat charming Irish guy, who gives her no respect. And Murphy, well, he just keeps getting in the way, and will she even get to Dublin.
But, if you put a woman in a car with a charming Irish guy for any length of time, warm feelings can start to develop. So, things happen they way they do, and it's all done with great humor, the scenery is fantastic, it's like an Irish postcard at times. Amy Adams is amazing, and her costar, Matthew Goode is also excellent.
The one thing I will say is every Hollywood movie about Ireland has the obligatory cows blocking the road scene. It does happen, but come on.
I think you would really enjoy this movie, and I highly recommend it. If you like this type of movie, consider The Quiet Man (Collector's Edition)
, with John Wayne and Maureen O Hara, really the classic of its kind, and The Matchmaker
[DVD] with Janeane Garofalo, and most recent Cecelia Ahern's movie P.S. I Love You
with Hilary Swank.
I hope you found this review helpful.