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Matthew Goode: 'Leap Year is turgid'

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Matthew Goode: 'Leap Year is turgid'

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Matthew Goode has admitted that he is unhappy with his latest film.

Goode, who stars alongside Amy Adams in Leap Year, explained that he only accepted a part in the movie because it was filmed close to his house.

"It's turgid," The Sun quotes him as saying. "I just know that there are a lot of people who will say it is the worst film of 2010."

He added: "The location is the main reason I took it - so that I could come home at weekends. It wasn't because of the script, trust me. I was told it was going to be like The Quiet Man with a Vaughan Williams soundtrack, but in the end it turned out to have pop music all over it.

"Do I feel I let myself down? No. Was it a bad job? Yes, it was. But, you know, I had a nice time and I got paid."

Goode also revealed that he feels uncomfortable promoting movies which he doesn't think are good.

"Because of the way my repartee comes out, people tend to think I don't care," he explained. "Actually, it's often just a result of my being in a situation where I'm embarrassed about having to talk about a film which I don't think is that brilliant - but obviously I can't say that.

"I do think that it's important that one should be able to speak without worrying about causing offence, or whatever. And it saddens me that the romanticism has been ripped out of being an actor. It wasn't like that in Peter O'Toole's time, was it?"

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