~The insights of crappy Jasmine gal~

Saturday, March 01, 2008

The Leap Years

It was the leap day yesterday, Feb 29.. Since this happened only once every 4 years, i decided to indulge myself for a while by taking half day off to relax myself and to watch the local movie, "The Leap Years". It seemed really special to watch a movie about Feb 29 on Feb 29 itself. ^_^

This is a romantic love story that evolves around a young Singaporean girl who unexpectedly meets her dream man on a special day - 29 February 1988 - when a quaint old Leap Year custom allows women to make the first move in a romantic encounter. Our heroine does precisely that. Hereafter she and the dream man, both exceptionally attractive and brimming with life's hopes and dreams, are caught in a dizzying spin of events that Fate seems to like visiting upon young lovers. "You will come together at last. But not yet, not yet," says Fate mischievously.

The lovers meet every 29 February over 12 years, in breathless negotiations of the many pitfalls along the path of true love which has never run smooth anyway, before their hopes are finally fulfilled in a spectacular millennial culmination worthy of love's loftiest dreams.

I think I can understand why movies made from novels are usually not as satisfying to the readers as reading the actual book. This is because it is usually very hard to capture all the details from a few hundreds page down to 100mins... But for ppl who have yet to read the novel, it will sufficient to capture all our attention.

Wong Li-Lin is beautiful in her role and I can hardly stop myself from drooling over Ananda Everingham. There are times when i was watching and i feel more anxious than the characters themselves.. Like that scene when Li-Ann (Wong Li-Lin) lied to Jeremy (Ananda Everingham) that she is married and had a 2-yrs old child, my inner self was screaming "Why are you lying to him?".. Another point to make is the supporting cast. Not only are all of them superb in their acting, they are the ones who really help to make the whole movie more interesting.

Although i understand the need to includes the scenes for the current day in between the scenes for the years before so as to balance the whole picture, I cant help but feel that it just drags the whole thing by a little little bit..

Overall, i enjoy the whole movie and i will probably buy the VCD when it is out.. Do catch it if you have the time...


  • ananda everingham totally caught my eyes & i love the movie too :) didnt expect it to be that sweetly awesome but it really was. i did some editting with some scenes from the movie. do check it out okay!

    heres the link:

    hope u enjoy the pieces i did of ananda everingham :) much love!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:03 PM  

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