Who likes Amy Adams? I think she’s a super pretty and elegant actress! I first saw her in Enchanted and thought she was adorable! Then, after this one a year or two ago, I learned about Matthew Goode who is a pretty decent actor himself! Plus, he proved he could make awesome movies in any sort of character like in The Lookout and I’m about to watch Stoker (which I recently bought).
Director: Anand Tucker
Cast: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott, John Lithgow, Tony Rohr
Anna (Amy Adams) and Jeremy (Adam Scott) are getting ready to get one of the most pretigious apartments Davenport in Boston. Anna is a stager for realtors to transform the apartments to make them presentable and impressive to encourage buyers while Jeremy is a doctor. When Jeremy has to head over to Dublin for a work conference, she decides to fly over on leap year to propose to him because the tradition is that he will have to accept her proposal. However, due to a big storm and her flight is rerouted, she ends up in Dingle where she requests the help of a rude innkeeper Declan (Matthew Goode) to lead the way. This Irish man challenges and surprises her and breaks her out of her plans and being fully in control of everything and makes her question if her decision to get married were right.
This is a pretty average romantic comedy. However, romantic comedies are essentially to dish out all the corny plots and silly lines and build up this simple story of romance that can happen when you least expect it. Thats all I ever expect out of this. One of the reasons I love to watch this movie is for the setting. Ireland is beautiful. Is it actually filmed in Ireland? I have no idea, maybe someone can help me, but man, so gorgeous to look at.
Second reason I love to watch this is for Amy Adams. She has this on screen charm that makes all the movies she’s in shine a little more. In this one, she’s fantastic at the controlling and slightly arrogant Anna who shields herself from any surprises in her life because she doesn’t really have much faith. However, she is casted opposite Matthew Goode. This is actually the first flick I ever saw him in. Recently, he’s been on my radar as a really bad bad guy, if you get what I mean, in The Lookout! It made me want to go back to relive this movie where he plays this sarcastic and bitter unromantic guy who was hurt by love before. Very different character in the two movies. Amy Adams and Matthew Goode really had awesome chemistry and some of their lines seriously made me laugh.
Honestly, I rewatched this movie to help myself write this review. Its a romantic comedy that you don’t really have to expect too much from. If you want to just sit back and relax and watch an alright flick, this is it. You can see Amy Adams and Matthew Goode charm the screen with their chemistry as their characters. You can enjoy breathtaking Ireland scenery (to replace going on vacation). The story is predictable but still, its an decent concept. Average is how I would describe it. I’ve seen a lot better and I’ve seen much much much worse 😉
Amy Adams is who I want to talk about! She’s been about the recent movies these days? Whats a role you really enjoyed her in? Do you like her as an actress or maybe you think she’s pretty? Did you like her in this role (if you’ve seen this before)?