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Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy Leap Year, starring Amy Adams, Matthew Goode and Adam Scott. Written by Slumdog Millionaire scribe Simon Beaufoy and directed by Shopgirl‘s Anand Tucker, the film tells the story of a girl who is more than desperate to get hitched.

When their four-year anniversary passes without a marriage proposal, Anna (Adams) decides to take matters into her own hands. Investing in an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on February 29th, Anna decides to follow her boyfriend Jeremy (Adam Scott) to Dublin and get down on one knee herself.

But airplanes, weather and fate leave Anna stranded on the other side of Ireland, and she must enlist the help of handsome and surly Declan (Matthew Goode) to get her across the country. As Anna and Declan bicker across the Emerald Isle, they discover that the road to love can take you to very unexpected places.

Leap Year reminds me a lot of the Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan led romantic comedy Made of Honor from early 2008. Not the story so much, but the general locale and surface-level comedy. The only potential difference here is in the principals involved. Amy Adams is super-cute, Matthew Goode is a solid actor and Simon Beaufoy is a much better writer than this film’s premise deserves. And even though the trailer is dismissible in its attempts to be funny, this film might just work.

Leap Year is in theaters January 8, 2010. Watch the trailer below, courtesy of MSN.


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