IT’S COMPLICATED currently in theaters is a good Chick-Flick.
LEAP YEAR, opening this weekend, imparts the kind of cinematic numbness that gives Chick-Flicks a bad name.
It also calls into question whether cute and perky Amy Adams is strong enough to singlehandely carry a movie.
Remember that in both DOUBT and JULIE AND JULIA she was Meryl Streep’s backup!
But back to LEAP YEAR, which for all I know could’ve been written by a programmed computer. It’s THAT predictable!
Amy plays a young woman in an ongoing four year relationship–determined to get married.
But when her bozo boyfriend (Adam Scott) doesn’t get the drift and instead heads off to a cardiologists meeting in Dublin, Amy gets this bright idea!
It’s leap year! The one year when women are allowed to propose on February 29. Folklore of sorts.
So it’s off to Ireland to surprise Mr. Right.
But as fate would have it, bad weather forces her plane to be diverted, leaving her stranded on the other side of the country.
That’s where she encounters more than she had ever bargained for—including