Rent I Give It a Year (2013)

2.9 of 5 from 202 ratings
1h 33min
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Synopsis:
Ambitious high-flyer Nat (Rose Byrne) and struggling novelist Josh (Rate Spall) have been deliriously happy despite their differences. It appears that opposites attract, Josh is a thinker, Nat is a doer.... nevertheless the spark between them is undeniable. As they settle into real life together, the absurdities and flaws they once found so endearing and quirky start irritating the hell out of each other. When Josh's ex-girlfriend Chloe (Anna Faris) walks back into his life, and Nat begins working for a suave American client (Simon Baker), an attractive alternative could be on offer. But will they give in to temptation?
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Kris Thykier
Writers:
Dan Mazer
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
British Films, Comedy, Romance
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/06/2013
Run Time:
93 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Dan Mazer, Rafe Spall and Kris Thykier
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Out-Takes
  • Featurettes
BBFC:
Release Date:
03/06/2013
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Dan Mazer, Rafe Spall and Kris Thykier
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Out-Takes
  • Featurettes

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Reviews (2) of I Give It a Year

Not what I was expecting - I Give It a Year review by CP Customer

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05/08/2013

This is a highly disappointing film . You don't root for any of the characters as none of them are that likeable. I also don't understand why they got married in the first place either. I would give it a miss !

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

It was ok - I Give It a Year review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
12/08/2013

As rom coms go this was ok, I didn't think it was excellent!

There was some funny moments in but I'm glad I didn't go to see this at the cinema.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

I Give It a Year review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

A film that is supposed to be the reality check to all those and they lived happily ever after rom-coms I Give it a Year follows Nat and Josh, played by Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class) and Rafe Spall (Life of Pi) respectively, as they stumble through their first year of marriage following a whirlwind romance and the realization that they might not be right for each other.

With writing and direction from Ali G writer Dan Mazer this film ought to have been a quirky but charming antidote to all those American rom-coms. Over direction, poor scripting and obvious humour cause the film to fall flat however, making I Give it a Year a pale shadow of the successful British indie-comedy it could have been.

Looking at the ingredients individually; a great cast (including Simon Baker, Minnie Driver and Anna Faris), off-beat humour and an original storyline, there is plenty in this film to make it enjoyable. And in the end it isn’t entirely hateful, it is simply disappointing. Incidents including a slide-show where pornographic pictures are shown to the embarrassment of parents and rather lame school-yard style penis jokes populate the film and distract from moments of genuinely awkward comedy gold like the romantic dinner scene, complete with violinist, champagne and white doves – one of which defecates on Rose’s beautiful outfit – whilst Mazer’s obvious direction and the over zealous performances (another fault of Mazer’s over direction) steal all the charm out of the film.

Although I couldn’t say I outright hated this film I am somewhat loathe to recommend it, with a handful of other unusual British romantic comedies out in the last eighteen months I’d suggest that fans of the genre simply give this one a miss.

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