I believe it was Einstein who defined insanity as carrying out the same action repeatedly and expecting a different result. On a entirely unrelated note, I’m still looking for a decent romantic comedy.
Top o’ the mornin’, begorrah!
Bostonian Anna Brady is keen to get engaged to Jeremy, her boyfriend of four years. After hearing from her father about an Irish tradition that a man cannot refuse a proposal from a woman on February 29th, Anna heads to Dublin to join Jeremy at a conference and ask him to take her up the aisle. Unfortunately, she gets a bit lost on the way, and ends up falling for the rugged charms of Declan, the innkeeper she hires to drive her across Ireland.
I think I’ll do this one as a list. I know it’s a bit of a cheat, but I really need to get some sleep.
- Amy Adams (as usual)
- Amy Adams’ contractually-obligated underwear shot (short but sweet)
- Ireland looks very pretty (well done, Newton Thomas Sigel)
- Adam Scott, as Jeremy, gives good smarmy git.
- They got the weather right.
- Matthew Goode’s “Irish” accent
- The sense of geography that puts a woman in Cork when she’s trying to get from Wales to Dublin (check a map if you can’t picture it)
- The distinct lack of comedy. Frankly, I expected better from the writers of Can’t Hardly Wait and Josie and the Pussycats.
- The fact that John Lithgow only gets one scene.
- All the wonderful cultural stereotypes.
- Pretty much everything else.
And my insanity lumbers ever onwards.