If lazy Hollywood screenwriters can collect paychecks by penning “copy and paste” scripts, then critics should be able to do the same with reviews. Change a few key names and locations, and voila, your review for My Life in Ruins
is now your review for Leap Year
. But unlike screenwriters, critics are expected to actually come up with something original and insightful when they sit down to write. Suffering through an uninspired comedy like Leap Year
, one starts to wonder whether there’s some measure of truth to the common claim that there really are no more original stories.
Engaged American stereotype Anna (Amy Adams) walks into an Iris...