Leap Year

Synopsis: A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Anand Tucker
Production: Universal Pictures/Spyglass
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

LEAP YEAR (2010)

Morning, gentlemen. Feet.

So happy you're here.

This is the third

open house and not one bite.


Don't worry.

l have everything

under control.

Anna, you are a Realtor?

I'm a stager.

l stage apartments for Realtors.

l transform ordinary spaces

into something special.

Most people don't know

what it is they want until l show it to them,

and so many places

need my help.


Not the Davenport,

of course.

It's just a very fine line

between elegant and dowdy.

l just think maybe

a quarter-inch higher.

Plus an eighth of an inch?

We'll get it right.


You did that on purpose.

Knock it off.

As I'm sure

you're aware,

apartments at the Davenport

don't come up very often,

and we have more than

our share of applicants. So, why you?

l have lived in Boston

my entire life,

and l have always

dreamed of living here.

And thankfully,

l have found somebody who shares that dream,

and l can assure you

that you will not find two people more in sync

with your exceptionally

high standards and,

if l may be so bold,

your taste.

Thank you.


With a bit of luck,

we might get some offers.

Come on, Charlie.

You know it's not about luck.

It's about preparation.

Put these in the oven

half an hour before you open

and you'll have

five offers before noon.

No luck needed.

Okay, say it with me.

Three bedrooms.

Three bedrooms.



Full gym and swimming pool

looking over the common. l mean, come on!

Don't get cocky.

Why, you don't think

they liked us?

l like us.

Don't you like us?

We're okay. All right.


Here we go.

Ready? And...


Excuse me?

Not you, sweetie.

It's Mr. Sheinbaum

e-mailing me updates

of his double bypass.

I'm glad

l skipped lunch.

No, no, no,

this is good. This is good,

because this way

l don't have to go in. We can go to dinner.

Studio apartment,

two offers already.

That's 'cause

you're a genius.

Have you packed yet?

Your flight's at 11:00.

I'm fine,

just you don't be late.

We've got an 8:

and they're strict.

When am l ever late?

When your dad

comes out of the woodwork

demanding to

see his daughter, that's when.

l have to go, Jer.

l haven't seen him in weeks.

Okay, just wouldn't want

you all riled up for our very special dinner.

You know l don't

like surprises.

You'll like this one.

See you.

Oh, Anna,

this is gonna blow your mind!

What'd you buy?

A lot, l got a lot,

but that's not it.

l wanted to

tell you something.

Guess who l saw

coming out of DePrisco's?



You did? When?

On the way here.

The cab was stuck

in traffic and l look over,

and he's walking

out of the store

carrying that little red bag.

The bag.

There's only one reason

people go into DePrisco's.

You're gonna have

a better engagement ring than me, you big jerk!

Oh, my God.

Did you know?

No. l mean, l did put

his name on the mailing list a couple months ago

hoping he'd get the hint,


Oh! He got the hint!

l think he got the hint!

Okay, hold on,

we gotta work on your surprise face,

'cause l don't want him

to know l told you...

Okay, ask me.


Will you marry me?

What? Are you scared?

That was awful. Try it again.


Try it again.


Bigger eyes.

And maybe a little, "Who, me?"

The good news is,

you have time to practice between now and then.

Can l marry you?

No, thank you.

Already married, huh?

Getting engaged.



My daughter

is engaged?

Garon! Champagne!

Let's have a couple

of beers, banana.

I'll get them.

You're gonna

be married.

Jack Brady.

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Deborah Kaplan

Deborah Kaplan (born November 11, 1970) is an American screenwriter and film director. Raised in Abington, Pennsylvania, Deborah Kaplan met her creative partner Harry Elfont while they were both enrolled at the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University (NYU). They have since written several films together, and directed two: Can't Hardly Wait and Josie and the Pussycats. Kaplan married actor Breckin Meyer (who had small roles in both of the films she directed) on October 14, 2001. They have two children together, a daughter named Keaton Willow, born on December 31, 2003 and another daughter named Clover. The marriage ended in divorce in 2012. more…

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