Parents' Guide to

Leap Year

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Tame but unimaginative romcom doesn't offer anything new.

Movie PG 2010 100 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 13+

Fine, but not for kids. Some kids could possibly watch it

Great film. It's a nice romance and one of my favourites. But slightly not appropriate for children because of the two sleeping together, nude silhouette and the very passionate kissing scene between the two main characters
age 18+

Good movie but...

WARNING! Leap year was a good and fun moive up until the point where the man picked up a chicken and killed the chicken with his bare hands absolutely traumatizing my kids! even my oldest crying!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15 ):
Kids say (23 ):

Armchair tourists will find some good in this bland romantic comedy thanks to breathtaking shots of the Emerald Isle that will surely have them fantasizing about a visit. But there's not much else going for LEAP YEAR. How a stew featuring the appealing Adams, the magnetic Goode, and lyrical director Anand Tucker (who also helmed Hilary and Jackie and Shopgirl) fails to generate any sparks is beyond comprehension. (John Lithgow even makes a cameo.) What we get instead is an uninspired romcom that steps into the genre's every well-worn tread.

Polar-opposite personalities, meet-cute setup, overwrought situations created expressly to showcase how both characters change as they get to know each other -- that's all here. And must the other guy always seem like such a stooge? What's missing is chemistry -- Adams and Goode seem more like siblings -- and inventive storytelling to keep us glued to our seats, even though we know that, yes, indeed, there will be a happily ever after.

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