The main character is called Anna (played by Amy Adams), she thought her boyfriend was going to propose to her during a romantic dinner but he didn’t. Instead he told her, that he is going to Ireland for business. Anna’s dad (played by John Lithgow) told her that she should propose to her boyfriend on Leap year, the 29th of February, since that’s a tradition for women to propose to men in Ireland.
A lot of things go wrong in this movie. It starts off with her not being able to fly directly by plane to Dublin, because of a storm. She therefore ends up in a small town, where she hires a guide called Declan (played by Matthew Goode) to bring her to Dublin. On the first night, she spends the night at his inn.
The scene of the inn that I found most hilarious goes like this:
Anna plugs her phone charger into the socket and short-circuits the entire town.
Declan is downstairs at the bar and says a bit annoyed: “Women, for the love of God.”
Anna uses her flashlight to check out a picture in a picture frame. The door opens and she shines her flashlight into Declan’s face.
Declan says annoyed: ”What the hell are you doing?!”
Anna: “Plugging something in.”
Declan pulls the picture frame from Anna’s hand: “Give me that, that’s personal,” and gives her a plate with sandwiches.
Anna: “Ehmm… You fried my Blackberry”
Declan says angry: “You fried the whole village, idiot!”
Then he leaves the room and slams the door behind him.
It is not just the short-circuiting of the town, that made me laugh but also the way she did it. She had to rearrange the whole room to reach the socket, than of course Declan. Declan has an Irish accent, which makes the lines that he say in the movie extra adorable. He, himself, is already cute; his behaviour, the way he walks, the beard. He also calls her suitcase “Louie”. Anna told him that it is a Louise Vuitton, which does not mean anything to him. Anna is cute too, she looks innocent which she is most of the time but she is very clumsy. Hence things going wrong in this movie.
I love this movie, because of these kinds of cute elements, the beautiful landscapes, innocent romantic scenes. The conversations between Declan and Anna are sweet and adorable. The environment is Ireland… I love the UK…
A few lines of the movie to comment on:
“If your house was on fire, what will you take in 60 seconds?”
This question refers to things you need and not to what you have… My answer to this question is I would drag my future boyfriend or hubby out of the house *giggle*
A just-married woman in the movie said this to her just-married husband at the after party:
“May you never steal, lie or cheat
But if you must steal, than steal away my sorrows
And if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life
And if you must cheat, than please cheat death because I couldn’t live a day without you”
I have heard a similar line in the movie Hitch, but I like this one better *blush*
I wonder if men like Declan exist, know what they want, willing to get it, but who will leave like a gentleman when he knows he has no chance. Without even asking the question, that would make the scale tilt in his favour…
Such a man can miss out on things, especially when the girl won’t go after him… I hope the guy, who I like, will just say it… No matter what I say or do… It doesn’t have to be romantic, it can even be out of the blue: “I love you!” So that I can reply with a smile: “I love you too.”
However, if the question is “Will you marry me?” I am expecting him to kneel when he asks me… If not, it will be a “No”… He should know why I keep telling him “No”… That is if he truly loves me *smile*