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A 2010 RomanticComedy starring AmyAdams.

Uptight [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} Bostonian]] Anna (Adams) travels to Ireland hoping to propose to her boyfriend (Adam Scott) because according to Irish tradition a woman can propose to a man on February 29 during a leap year and said boyfriend happens to be attending a convention in UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}}. Unfortunately bad weather forces her plane to divert to Wales and when she tries to reach Ireland by boat she ends up dropped of at Dingle (about as far away from Dublin as you can get while still being in Ireland). She ends up hiring local innkeeper Declan (Matthew Goode) to drive her to Dublin so she can get there by the 29th. HilarityEnsues.

The film has not been greeted with universal acclaim, especially by Irish critics who were left frothing at the mouth at some of the outdated [[{{Oireland}} Oirish]] stereotypes it employed. And to call it [[{{Troperiffic}} predicable]] would be an understatement. But it has Creator/AmyAdams as her lovable self, [[TropesAreNotBad in a role that certainly plays to that.]]

Also stars Creator/JohnLithgow as Anna's father.

If you're looking for the trope about the 29th of February, see LeapDay.
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!! This film contains examples of the following tropes:

* AccidentalPervert: Declan more often than Anna.
* TheAllegedCar: But remember: "It's a classic".
* AltarTheSpeed: Bordering on BureaucraticallyArrangedMarriage (Jeremy [[spoiler:proposed to Anna so that it would be easier to them to get the house they wanted]]).
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Anna takes a boat from Wales to Cork, but is forced ashore at Dingle, which is ''further away'' than Cork. Also, Cork would be a much better choice during a storm due to it being one of the world's largest sheltered harbours.
* {{Badass}}: Declan takes bloody good care of those punks who stole Anna's stuff. [[WomenPreferStrongMen Much to Anna's admiration.]]
* BarBrawl
* BelligerentSexualTension
* BerserkButton: "No one's touching the music!!"
* BigFancyCastle: Well, it's in ruins. But still....
* BluntYes: At the wedding party. A more "serious" example than usual, as it sets up a revelation about Declan:
--> '''Declan:''' I hate weddings.
--> '''Anna:''' Why? Because people are in love?--That's so offensive to you...?
--> '''Declan:''' Yeah.
* BumblingDad: Anna's father.
* ButtMonkey: Poor Anna.
* CaliforniaDoubling: That small little Ballygobackwards standing in for Dingle.
* CannotStandThemCannotLiveWithoutThem: Anna is originally less than thrilled about relying on Declan for a ride... That changes.
* Myth/CelticMythology: When they visit the castle's ruins, Declan tells Anna the story of [[http://www.maryjones.us/ctexts/f15.html Diarmuid and Grainne]].
* ChekhovsGag: As they walk up to the castle, Declan challenges Anna about what she would grab if her apartment were on fire. It's PlayedForLaughs as another example of their banter, but it eventually serves a dramatic purpose for both Declan and Anna.
* ChickFlick
* ChivalrousPervert: Declan, in spades. He shamelessly enters Anna's room when she's changing and checks her out through the see-through shower curtain...but he's always around to help her out of her predicament. Particularly when he defends her honor against the rascals who stole her suitcase.
* CityMouse: Anna.
* ComfortingComforter: When Anna wakes up on the bench, she sees that Declan has given her his coat as a blanket. When she rises, she places it tenderly across his body.
* ControlFreak: Anna has traces of this. [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] by Declan when she gets a bit ''too'' perfectionist about the measurements in a cookbook.
* CrazyCulturalComparison: Between Anna the American and the Irishmen whom she meets.
* CueTheRain
* CuteClumsyGirl: Anna is more than a little klutzy.
* DaddysGirl: The DeletedScenes delve into Anna's relationship with her father a lot more than what we see in the movie, and they are shown to be quite close, for all the dad's bumblings.
* DanceOfRomance: Averted, as at the moment when DanceOfRomance would be expected a group HappyDance is what happens.
* TheDitz: While Anna's shown as a capable decorator and organizer, she ''is'' kind of an airhead when it comes to "street smarts".
* UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}}
* EpicFail: Anna's attempt to plug her phone charger into the hard-to-reach outlet results in the room falling apart...and then the inn itself starting to fall apart...and then a blackout of the entire town. Declan ends up charging her for the vandalism.
** This continues to happen to our girl as the movie goes on--from her causing the car to roll back and ''down'' and crash, to her running to a train in the rain, tripping, and tumbling and landing face-down.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] almost word-for-word by the B&B owners, about Declan and Anna.
* {{Expy}}: Declan is a laid-back, down-to-earth ChivalrousPervert with seemingly no regard for etiquette. Anna is a classy and sophisticated young lady with a prominent ditzy side. Cue the BelligerentSexualTension. [[Series/{{Cheers}} Sam and Diane, anyone?]]
* FightingIrish: Both Declan and his adversaries seem used to this way of solving conflicts.
* ForegoneConclusion: Once Anna and Declan meet and start clashing and bantering, one guess as to how everything ends up. [[SarcasmMode You almost get the idea]] that the appeal's more about the characters and setting than anything else....
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "Mrs. O'Bradycallaghan", indeed.
* FourthDateMarriage
* FunnyForeigner: Anna is this to Declan and his friends.
* HappilyMarried: The owners of the B&B and their Italian guests.
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: Declan uses this word for word in a coin toss to decide which of the two get the bed whilst sharing a room. It takes Anna a while, but she eventually realizes she's been tricked.
* HollywoodGeography: Anna sets off by boat from Cardiff, aiming for Cork, even though she actually wants to go to Dublin. A storm forces the boat to put in ''Dingle'', which requires you to sail straight past Cork (consult a map of Ireland).
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Anna's boyfriend Jeremy isn't a ''bad'' sort, per se...he just has ''no clue whatsoever'' about how Anna feels about his approaches to their relationship. Gets to the point where [[spoiler: he nonchalantly tells people at their engagement party what drove him to finally propose, with no regard for how Anna, who's ''right there'', would take it.]]
* IrishNames: The films best joke, at least for Irish audiences.
-->''Anna reads the name 'Eoghan' on a bartenders shirt.''
-->'''Anna:''' Hello, um, E..o..g..h..a..n?
-->'''Eoghan:''' ''Owen''.
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: Averted. ''Juuust'' when we think drunk Anna is going to kiss Declan on the beach in the moonlight... she pukes all over his shoes.
* LeapDay: TheMovie.
* LostWeddingRing: Lost by Declan to his former fiancée [[spoiler:but recovered in time]].
* LoveConfession: Both Anna and Declan have one at the end.
* LoveEpiphany: Both played straight and [[InvertedTrope inverted.]] Anna's romantic conflict is resolved by [[spoiler: her SecretTestOfCharacter for Jeremy. She discovers he truly ''doesn't'' value her above everything else...and that her heart truly belongs to Declan.]]
* {{Oireland}}: Played absurdly straight. Even uses the phrase "Top of the Mornin' to You" unironically. Offensively so.
* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Declan.
* MyLocal: Declan's inn.
* OhCrap: When Anna tells Declan to take a shower because he smells, Declan replies that you can see through the curtain. Anna scoffs and says "Can you?" [[AllMenArePerverts Declan smiles....]] Cue Anna's smirk vanishing to a horrified "''Can'' you?!"
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Some people thought Matthew Goode was doing a great ''Welsh'' accent (he's supposedly from Kerry).
* OppositesAttract: Refined (if ditzy), uptight fashionista Anna and slobby, [[{{Dismotivation}} aimless]] Declan.
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl: Declan shamelessly walking in on poor Anna while she's changing. Repeatedly.
* RememberedTooLate: Oh, the train.
* RoadMovie
* RomCom: And a pretty darn {{Troperiffic}} ClicheStorm of one, with everything played so straight that anyone even ''remotely'' GenreSavvy can pretty much predict how everything's going to resolve.
* RomanticFalseLead: Obvious, since Adam Scott is not even on the front cover.
* RunningGag: "Just put 'em in the wash. They'll be grand."
** Also, refering to Anna's suitcase as "Louis."
** ThoseTwoGuys and their bickering over luck.
* SceneryPorn
* SecondLove: [[spoiler: Anna and Declan, for each other.]]
* SecretTestOfCharacter: Courtesy of a fire alarm.
* ShesGotLegs: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when they arrive in Dublin, and Anna suggests getting a cab:
--> '''Declan:''' Oh, you got ''legs'', haven't you, woman?
--> '''Anna:''' My best features, or so I'm told.
--> '''Declan:''' ''(Takes a glance)'' Who told you that?
--> '''Anna:''' ''(Smiles)''
* ShirtlessScene
* ShoutOut: Probably just a coincidence that [[Film/{{Enchanted}} Princess Giselle]] would be checking out a castle. Anna even dryly asks if Declan's trying to say she's the princess in the story he tells her.
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: Poor Anna! Steps in manure and later tumbles down a hill until she's ''face down in mud''!
* SleepCute: ''Twice.'' First when they fall asleep on the bench, Anna's head pillowed on Declan's lap. Then again right after on the bus with her head on his shoulder.
* SmithicalMarriage: Due to the conservatism of the hotel's owners.
* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: When Declan and Anna enter the church just a moment before the wedding, and the priests suspects they might be bringing [[SurpriseIncest bad news]].
* SugarAndIcePersonality: The ladies at the airport whose help Anna seeks are this.
* TallDarkAndHandsome. [[TallDarkAndSnarky And Snarky.]]
* ThereIsOnlyOneBed
* ThoseTwoGuys: The two old codgers who constantly bicker over exactly ''what'' constitutes good or bad luck.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Hoo, boy. Essentially every single plot point up to and including Jeremy proposing to Anna when she finally arrives in Dublin.
* UnresolvedSexualTension
* WeddingDay: two of them.
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