The Leap Year in comparison with Augustine's Idea of Love
IN CONTRADICTION WITH AUGUSTINIAN
Ana Brady (Amy Adams) from
Boston is a planner who stages
apartments for Realtors.
Anna has been dating cardiologist,
Jeremy (Adam Scott) for four years.
Anna decides to propose him in
Dublin on the February 29th
Somehow, due to destiny’s plans she
is forced to disembark in Dingle due
to a storm.
Anna hires the unfriendly owner of
the inn Declan (Matthew Goode) to
drive her to Dublin.
They go on an adventure together
which makes a lasting impression on
both of them.
In the end, she rejects Jeremy's faux
proposal and goes back to Declan
who gave her the best moments in
Three characteristics to be human:
To love God.
To fulfill the will of God.
To serve God.
Augustine’s idea about human love.
To love God is basic purpose of life, whereas the movie
promotes the idea that if you don’t find the true
(human) love of your life. Your life is in vain.
According to Augustine we love something about
human, what is that something?
If something is what we want, why Ana went for
someone? Leaving ‘’something’’ behind.
Augustinian view of human love is temporary, as the
person dies the love ends too. Whereas according to the
movie ‘’Leap Year’’ death and life were two realities of
life which just distributed the bodies not the souls.
Love at first sight or infatuation?
Problems according to Augustine with human love,
and their answers.
How to know that love is genuine?
Can human love be immortal?
What does ‘’leap year’’ says about it?
How to love God?
Do we actually believe in God?
Is devotion to God possible today?
Serving God, is it only about prayers and
Is to love humans is to love God?
What is love of God?
Reward and punishments.
The fear of death.
The belief in life after death.
How to know if love for God is genuine or not?
Is communication not significant in relation with
Is it the love for human or one’s own need to be
Is human love selfless?
Is there anything like first or last love?
If love is actually genuine, how do we love again
We have one God so we love him entirely; it isn’t
the case with humans.
If to love something about someone is the case,
how come Ana left someone who had everything?
Ana and Declan were two different people, what
Jeremy was perfect in terms of ‘’market’’, Ana left
him for Declan who wasn’t a perfect market
According to Augustine human love requires
continuous recognition, was it the case with Ana
‘’When my 60 seconds came, I saw that I had
everything that I wanted but what I needed
Do we know what the difference between
needs and wants is?
Do we need love, or it’s a want?
Can humans live in isolation?
Existence of humans, without love is possible?
The step Ana took for Declan, is it justified?
If love is immortal, why do we miss the loved
ones after their death?
Does distance make love stronger or weaker?
Ana filled the gap, and went to Declan for love.
Wasn’t love possible with distance?
To love is to get love in return, what about
Communication and distance. How important
are they in love?
Jeremy was a perfect man, why did Ana not
Loving someone who’s different from you, easy
How to find that ‘’perfect someone’’?
Do we love something? Or we love someone?