In the movie Amy Adams' character, Anna, is ridiculously high-maintenance. Matthew Goode has been a favorite of mine since his performance in Chasing Liberty with Mandy Moore. For laughs, there are pratfalls and other silliness (that's a good thing). I just got back from the theater under an hour ago, and am still in a good mood after having watched this.Matthew Goode surprised me in his role, and there the originality is quite refreshing.I hadn't realized exactly how limited of roles I am used to seeing the typical "rom-com" male fit into, until he kept breaking my expectations.He's pleasant, attentive, presentable and shares her goal of buying a condo in the best building in Boston. For veteran filmgoers, he has one fatal flaw: He has a healthy head of hair, and every strand is perfectly in place. Anna is told that in Ireland on Leap Day every four years, a woman can ask a man to marry her.
English actor Matthew Goode has skimmed the surface of that coveted Household Name status since he played Mandy Moore's strapping British love interest in 2004's , which centers around an American woman, Anna (Amy Adams), set to propose to her boyfriend in Ireland. You know, I don't tend to even go to the cinema that often.
Every time these films "grace" the screen, I yearn to hear what the actor really thought -- if they bought into the false buzz of their feature, or are just trying to grin and bear the badness.
And more importantly -- was there no other movie they could have taken to get the same money?
I am 58 and single, an old softy who always looks for a good "chick flick" and this one is a beaut. Theirs is a very sweet romance that builds ever so slowly.
You will love the interplay between Amy and Matthew.