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Year One [DVD] [2009]

Jack Black , Michael Cera , Harold Ramis    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jack Black, Michael Cera, Oliver Platt, David Cross, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
  • Directors: Harold Ramis
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Hindi
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Nov 2009
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002EL41Y4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,642 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Director Harold Ramis leans away from the Groundhog Day side of his personality and toward the Caddyshack side with Year One, a broad comedy set in more-or-less ancient times. The film's cockeyed timeline puts two wandering cavemen (Jack Black and Michael Cera) through a rapid-fire series of biblical events: Cain (David Cross) slaying Abel (Paul Rudd), Abraham (Hank Azaria) preparing to smite his son Isaac (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), and everybody converging on Sodom, the Genesis equivalent of Las Vegas. The jokes range from droll religious references to Apatow-ready testicular gags, but almost all of the real humor comes from the efforts of the performers to put things across. Black and Cera couldn't be more different in their styles, but each manages to conjure up some laughs just by working in his particular vein: one can appreciate Black's exuberant extrovert pouncing all over the material like a needy Golden Retriever and also savor Cera's muttering wallflower as he flicks in his sidelong observations. Azaria and Oliver Platt are given very long leashes--they know what to do with that kind of room--and Ramis himself plays a mighty-bearded Adam, but it's all not quite enough to prevent Year One from falling into that hard-luck zone with Caveman and Wholly Moses: one more comedy that suggests the ancient world wasn't really all that funny. --Robert Horton

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars This film will have you laughing 10 Aug 2010
By Rebecca
I was put off watching this film for quite some time due to many bad reviews, however I was glad I eventually thought I would give it a chance, and I'm glad I did. This film will have you laughing as the comedy pairing of Black and Cera works exceptionally well, if you're in the mood for a senseless comedy then this is right up your street and will not disappoint.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Better Than 10,000 Years BC! 18 Oct 2009
Well this probably won't be one for the "In The Loop" fans who panned my review of that movie, but if you're looking for a bawdy Carry On/Scary Movie style homage to the caveman genre this will be up your street. Not that the plot matters much in this sort of film but it does kind of spoof 10,000 Years BC. Unlike that movie the only cringing you will be doing is from some of the more squirmish humour.

As others have commented, this is really for adults only and would not recommend viewing by under 15's.

Jack Black is back on form as I didn't enjoy Be "Kind Rewind" at all.

Embarassing moment for me...I actually thought at first Michael Cera's character was a girl!

There's all sorts of cameo appearances, the highlight probably being Vinnie Jones as a sadistic soldier. Be sure to stay for the gag reels during the closing credits.

This is not a movie which is going to win any awards but it made me smile and at around 90 minutes is perfect for a bit of silliness to unwind from a busy day.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Year One - loads of fun!! 21 Dec 2009
Some arty critics said this film was not much good, but I bought it and laughed many times - sometimes in tears as it was so funny in places. I would recommend this film to pass a few hours and cheer yourself up. Enjoy...
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the funniest films ever! 4 Jan 2010
I went to see this film and couldn't wait for it to come out on DVD as I have never laughed out loud so much while at the cinema. I have watched it twice over Christmas with family who also really enjoyed it. If you are into Jack Black and silly humour, this film is a must!
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1.0 out of 5 stars not worth the money 3 May 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
the video clip looked very good but no real story line not even funny, I wish I hadn`t bought it.
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Ramis is notorious for this,,, if you are making a film you have a responsibility to make your audience laugh as well as yourself ! Perfect picture on blu-ray, great audio, great "review" humour but too self indulgent. I liked this film but had to wait too long inbetween gags and the "gay" humour was too 70s and too obvious. Ramis no doubt had a ball.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful 10 Nov 2011
Wanted to see this at the Cinema, but (luckily) I never got around to it. It came to BT Vision so I saw it for free. Jack Black is always hit or miss...and this is a miss. Really it's not funny at all, it's stupid (in a bad way) and tiresome, but it could have been great fun. Shame.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing 7 Sep 2011
By Chris Morse VINE VOICE
It would have been disturbing in an 18cert thriller, mainly because it takes the 'sophistication' away from let's say, a long distance sniper shot, or even a closer killing with a gun. Even a knife would have seemed less disturbing, but seeing Cain repeatedly bash Abels skull in with a simple rock in a comedy film left a bad taste in the mind.
If this is 'modern comedy', I just don't get it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars recommend movie
such a funny movie, I love watching this over ad over. recommend movie. the quality is really good as well.
Published 5 months ago by Mohammed87
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Published 7 months ago by James Boothman
3.0 out of 5 stars DVD
I purchased this dvd as a gift for a relative. Therefore I cannot comment on it, however, I do believe he enjoyed it.
Published 10 months ago by Maureen Moore
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny, but forgettable
A typical Hollywood offering - good fun while it's on, but nothing that will change your view of the world in the long term. Read more
Published 13 months ago by MR
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
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Published 16 months ago by Shane
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny as hell!!
I don't understand the negativity towards this movie, I found it hugely entertaining. Black and Cera have sizzling chemistry with a bunch of fun cameos (including Rudd and Vinnie... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Qasim
2.0 out of 5 stars year one (dvd) (2009)
the movie is very good, the problem is the box in which he was sent, the protection was lousy, get broken, luckily I had a box of dvd here and I put the film and cover the other... Read more
Published on 30 Mar 2012 by arturo
1.0 out of 5 stars lode of rubbish
Well what can i say i went to see this film in the cinema back in 2009 i think it was and me and my friends all walked out about 30 or 40 minuets in it was so boring. Read more
Published on 12 Dec 2011 by shezza
5.0 out of 5 stars jack black
I bought this as a birthday present for my husband but he has not got round to watching it yet. I hope he does enjoy it. It is his usual sense of humour
Published on 29 Oct 2011 by K. Bott
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