Saturday, January 9, 2010



In many of today's cultures, it is perfectly acceptable for a woman to propose marriage to a man. However, that hasn't always been the case. When the rules of courtship were stricter, women were only allowed to pop the question on one day every four years. That day was February 29th. It is believed this tradition was started in 5th century Ireland when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick about women having to wait so long for a man to propose. According to legend, St. Patrick said the yearning females could propose on February 29 during the leap year.

Amy Adams: Anna, a real estate “stager”
Adam Scott: her longtime doctor boyfriend Jeremy
Kaitlin Olson: Anna’s older sister Libby
John Lithgow: Anna and Libby’s father Jack
Matthew Goode: an Irish pub owner Declan
Tony Rohr: the Stationmaster
Maggie McCarthy: his wife, owner/operator of a B&B

There’s one thing I’ve learned about movies: if it is a romantic-comedy, you’re better off if you lower your expectations. That way you won’t be disappointed if it is cliché-ridden or the situations seem forced and/or implausible. Those are a given.

What varies from one to another is the acting. In this case, I’d have to say that is definitely one thing it has going for it. Add to that the gorgeous views of western Ireland, crisp editing so things don’t drag on and that makes for a pleasant outing.

for sensuality and language.

• One of the pub regulars tells Anna she has to hurry because “February 29 falls on a Monday this year.” The last time that happened was in 1988, some 20 years before these events took place and six years before the next one in 2016.
• While driving Declan is eating a sandwich; the wrapping conveniently moves down all by itself as he munches away.

A hawk sandwich is one made on white bread with ham, cheese, canned asparagus, canned pineapple, bell pepper, mayonnaise & pretzel sticks.

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