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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Leap Year

This is your typical romantic comedy, predictable, pleasant and entertaining. While I grant you the previews did not give too much away the typical genre did. You know with in 30 minutes how the film will end and you expect to be entertained along the way nonetheless. The premise of this film is the most unique thing about it and probably the best quality. A young lady (Amy Adams) dating for four years decided to travel to Dublin, England on Leap Day and propose to her boyfriend (Adam Scott) on that day. The rest of the film however is mostly lame and predictable. The comic scenes seemed staged and the romantic ones were been there done that. The movie was not terribly original and lacked spark in the end. The acting was good however, the scenery fantastic, England can look really beautiful in February. The pace was good if not for a few slow scenes. The script however failed to inspire. There were no surprises at the end of this film and no appreciation either. I will not recommend this film to anyone. But I will not deter them from seeing it either. It was funny and romantic in the proper places and at one hour and thirty-seven minutes was the perfect length as well too. Grade C+

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Hi Matthew,

Thank you for the time and effort you put into this piece, especially on a Saturday morning. I can tell you definitely took good notes of everything that was going on during the event!

We still have some work to do before this piece is ready to print. Your piece has a lot of information, but it doesn’t sound like a news article. What was the point of his speech/presentation? Why was he addressing this audience? What is Vanguard? What does the company do – who does it serve? You spend a lot of time narrating (for example, how he was injured), but did not report on the purpose of the event. You can maybe mention his appearance/joking about it in a sentence or two, but do not take several paragraphs to do so. Also, I like how you mentioned where the name “Vanguard” comes from.

There are a lot of spelling errors in this piece – make sure you proof read each sentence carefully.

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