“When life surprises you, don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith.”

It’s been a while since I talked about a movie that in my opinion is thought-provoking and particularly makes you think about your life choices. I literally just finished watching Leap Year, a romantic comedy directed by Anand Tucker which stars Amy Adams and Matthew Goode. The movie is about Anna Brady and her plans to propose to her boyfriend of four years who was on a business trip to Ireland. When Anna opened the small box handed to her by her boyfriend when they were out on a romantic dinner one night before he left for Ireland, she was disappointed to find a pair of diamond earrings instead of an engagement ring. Out of frustration that her boyfriend hadn’t proposed yet, she decided to follow him to Ireland to do the proposal herself, an idea sparked by a conversation she had with her father about an Irish tradition that a man who is proposed to on leap day must accept the proposal. So she packed her bags and off she goes but little did she know that she’s in for quite an adventure. Now, I’m leaving one character out and won’t talk about the details anymore in case you’d like to see the film. But just picture someone who’s used to planning every little detail of their life and all of a sudden none of that seems to be working out, like the universe is conspiring against her. It drove her crazy…to the point of frustration…BUT…something beautiful came out of it. Something unexpected. Something that is exactly what she needs in her life. ūüėČ

If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I highly recommend it. ūüėČ Some may think that it’s a typical romantic comedy but for me the deeper message of the movie is more important. It makes you think about life in general and how you can’t plan and control everything because sometimes we think we know what we need…we think we know what we want until we actually do. ‚̧

“May you never steal, lie, or cheat, but if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows, and if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life, and if you must cheat, then please cheat death because I couldn’t live a day without you.”

 

 

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