Leap Year

February 29th is a day that only happens every four years. Some people are born on Leap Day which means their birthdays are only every four years. I know a girl whose birthday is on Leap Day. I asked her how she celebrates and she says that they celebrate on February 28th. I think it would be special to only have you birthday every four years but also difficult.

If you have not seen the movie Leap Year, I highly recommend it. The story is based around Leap Day. Anna, from Boston, has been dating Jeremy for four years. They were applying to get an apartment together. Jeremy has to travel to Ireland for a conference. Anna’s father tells her about the old Irish tradition of a woman asking a man to marry her. Anna decides that is exactly what she is going to do. She jumps on a plane and doesn’t quite make it to Dublin. She has to take a boat to who knows where and ends up in a pub/inn. The owner, Declan, happens to be a cab driver as well. Anna asks him to drive her to Dublin.

Along the way, their car sinks in a river, they get robbed, they beat up the robbers, they miss their train, have to stay at a couple’s house for the night, and have to pretend they are married. While at the couple’s house, they make dinner for everyone. As they eat dinner, they are forced to kiss. They try to get away with just a peak on the check, but have to full on kiss. When they do, Anna realizes that she might not love Jeremy. Declan also realizes he likes Anna.

When they finally make it to Dublin, Declan stays for a while to help Anna out. Anna gets to Jeremy’s hotel and offers to pay Declan for his troubles and he asks for the coin they used to flip for who got to sleep on the bed. It was a subtle small detail, but he turned back around to talk to her again. Jeremy then walks up and proposes.

Leap Year is a romantic comedy, but it has stuff for everyone. I recommend watching it tonight or whenever you have time. It is a great for date nights, girl’s nights, movie marathons, sleepovers, and many more.

I hope you all enjoyed your Leap Day and I hope you can watch Leap Year soon.

Until next time my sassy peaches,

EM

 

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