I Give It A Year 2013

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A look at the trials and tribulations of a pair of newlyweds during their first year as a married couple.

Starring:
Anna Faris, Rose Byrne
Runtime:
1 hour 37 minutes

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I Give It A Year

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Product Details

Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Dan Mazer
Starring Anna Faris, Rose Byrne
Supporting actors Simon Baker, Jason Flemyng, Minnie Driver, Stephen Merchant, Olivia Colman
Studio StudioCanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Boswell on 20 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
In places very funny (essentially whenever Stephen Merchant is on screen) this is a mildly entertaining, if formulaic, romantic comedy. I liked the two leads (Rafe Spall and Rose Byrne) and thought that it was a fundamental flaw in the film that the chemistry between them was, ironically, very good and convincing. They seemed made for each other. Hence the flaw. The biggest problem, however, was the story's slightness and contrivance, and that it's over-arching take on marriage was bitter and cynical. It is a product of its time. In places cruelly funny, but empty of a core of humanity.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful By F. Lee on 18 May 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A subversive take on the rom-com genre, more of a com-rom, definitely not a chick-flick. Very British, some rather crude humour which obviously is not to everyone's taste. As usual, Simon Baker was fabulous. I found it very funny, even on 2nd and 3rd viewing, the dove scene was particularly hilarious. So I'm looking forward to watching it again on DVD, and particularly hoping for some funny out-takes with the doves on Simon's head and Rose hiding under the table.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julie Scott on 16 April 2014
Format: DVD
I don't give up on many films but after 20 minutes I just couldn't watch another minute! Not funny - not realistic - not real characters - awful
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David H J Ashdown TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Nov 2013
Format: DVD
A last a British comedy with dialogue you can hear ( not mumbled like so many American offerings ) with plenty of cameo appearances and good old British cynical humour. It's about a newly married couple who have second thoughts soon after their marriage ( hence the name ). A lot of the jokes make you laugh out loud especially as they're refreshingly politically incorrect most of the time - no PC namby pamby whingers here !! A lot of scenes contain dialogue you wish people would say in real life - A must see Comedy and totally different from what you expect !!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sebringnut on 31 July 2013
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Listen hard and you will hear some good one liners but it is nowhere near as good as similar films such as 4 Weddings/Nottinghill etc.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Andrew I. Munro Sr. on 11 May 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Not sure why the reviews on here are so mixed.
I loved the movie, in the vein of 'Love Actually' and 'Four Weddings' , but would consider it the opposite of a 'rom com' ! Mainly because the two main characters loved each other but were not in love.
Stephen Marchant continues to remind me of 'Wallace' of claymation fame and get's all the best lines. While Mr 'Mentalist' looks hotter than in his TV show and Rose Byrne, along with Rafe, does a great job.
Rent it/buy it and I hope you like it as much as me !!
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Albatross on 5 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
I always feel bad about being negative towards the British film industry. We don't have Hollywood's budget so I always try to support the national film industry. And, `I Give it a Year' certainly boasts an impressive cast of fine British (and even American) actors.

It's about a couple who have only known each other for seven months before they decide to get married. This film charts the first year of their subsequent life together. The characters are all beautiful, rich, thin people who work in trendy London offices, live in stylish Victorian apartments and can afford lavish, high-society weddings. The male characters are either or both selfish or stupid (Rafe Spall attempting to `out-annoy' Jar Jar Binks at some stages). And the American characters are seemingly parachuted into the story to save the lovelorn Brits.

I found the film a bit of an enigma. I stuck with it to the end and enjoyed some of it. Every scene felt like a sketch that would fit right in during an (adult) sketch show (think `That Mitchell and Webb Look' or `Armstrong and Miller'), however, using it in the context of an ongoing narrative, it just didn't work. The parts were funny; it's just they didn't seem to go with each other.

With the calibre of acting talent amassed here, it should have been brilliant, yet, despite being funny, it somehow left me cold. A weird contradiction in film-making.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. C. Harris TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 16 Nov 2013
Format: DVD
This film didn't cut the mustard with me. When it first did the rounds I dismissed it out of hand it as probably just another US chick flick. Then read a recent review that was quite complimentary and, seeing the film had a number of familiar British actors, we gave it the benefit of the doubt. Sadly we found it lightweight, at times crass with very unconvincing characters and tedious trite dialogue.

The so called humour was oddly stilted, in the way of a film that's not quite in sync. Frequently the script failed to tread the thin line between genuine off-colour wit and crudity. I cringed.

A good example is when the leading couple decide to visit a marriage counsellor. The scene was handled with the subtlety of a sledgehammer driving home a nail. Totally unbelievable where a touch of finesse could have made it very amusing.

Overall forgettable... well within a year.
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