Friday, December 18, 2009

Amy Adams, Leap Year and Irish Car Hire Companies

Has anyone seen the previews for that new Amy Adams film? It is called Leap Year. I am a big fan of Amy Adams and I do love all things United Kingdom, and finally as this film is a romance – I’m going to be waiting in line to see this movie! It comes out the first week of January (if anyone else is interested in waiting in line with me, hint, hint).

The premise of the movie is that Amy Adam’s character wants to get married, but her boyfriend goes off to Ireland for some work instead of purposing to her. She nurses her woes in a bar where she meets an old Irish gentleman who says its an Irish legend that women can propose to men on February 29th, during a leap year (hence the title). The movie than finds Adams in Ireland rushing to get to her earnest while boyfriend, circumstances threaten to derail her plan but with the help of a nice guy (introduce the hero we are rooting for) she does make her cross-country destination (but of course the car the hero takes breaks, forcing the hero and heroine to spend more time together to get to where they are going and hilarity and romance ensues).

Yes the whole thing is quite far-fetched, but isn’t that what Hollywood is all about, particularly in this recession? We need something that will take us away from our everyday woes, no? This movie has already got me salivating for travel….to Ireland no less! I have sent away for my passport and started to look into air tickets, hotels and car hire Ireland. Of course this is all contingent on me getting a proper job.

Either way I am definitely going to see the movie, were I will be cheering on the Irish looking Amy Adams to go for the good guy (who is Irish, come on, this is a no-brainer, go with the guy with the sexy accent!) and booing for the bad guy (dull staid American boyfriend) while soaking in all the beautiful Irish background!

*Just think if Adams character had considered a Dublin Airport car hire what the story would have been then?? (though I like the look of these car hire guys -, yowzeers!).


Blogger secret agent woman said...

This one is on my list (through Netflix).

12:16 PM  
Blogger mommanator said...

Prob will see when out on video love the wall post

11:41 AM  
Blogger Virginia Gal said...

Secret Agent - yay!

Mommanator - thank you : )

1:04 AM  
Anonymous Shane said...

Just a little bit of advice you should have before you come here. Ireland is not part of the United Kingdom. We are an independent country just like France or Italy. The UK is actually the island of Britain and a small bit of northern Ireland which remained part of the UK after 1922 when we re-gained our independence.

Hope you have a great time! And it's a lot cheaper now that we are in a recession. I wouldn't even book your hotels in advance. You'll get a really cheap deal if you book online the day before while you are here. There's an abundance of hotels so you won't have a problem. You should get a Garmin or a Tom Tom because it's easy to get lost in Ireland. Even we get lost here. But that's part of the adventure.

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