I Give It A Year (15)

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I Give It a Year

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Nat and Josh enjoy a whirlwind romance and are looking forward to getting to know each better other as husband and wife. Nine months later, they are in marriage counselling. A depressed Josh seeks refuge in the company of kooky old flame Chloe, who has been abroad for years and clearly still adores him. Meanwhile, corporate high flier Nat is wooed by charming American businessman Guy, who can offer her the excitement and lifestyle she craves.

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15

UK release:

Tue Feb 5, 2013

Duration:

97 mins

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Michael

Should be called 'Give It One Star'- and that is for Stephen Merchant the only real humour in the film. Twaddle is probably the best word, and add superficial, somewhat vacuous, formulaic, predictable, etc. Has the UK progressed at all from 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'? Still this idea that everyone is rich and no one works, and the characterisations of North Americans are boring. . and wrong. How do these hopeless scripts get written, and more so how do the actors actually do the scenes- especially the last- which is also cynical. Oh, and no stars for Time Out's increasingly bad film reviews.

Michael

Should be called 'Give It One Star'- and that is for Stephen Merchant the only real humour in the film. Twaddle is probably the best word, and add superficial, somewhat vacuous, formulaic, predictable, etc. Has the UK progressed at all from 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'? Still this idea that everyone is rich and no one works, and the characterisations of North Americans are boring. . and wrong. How do these hopeless scripts get written, and more so how do the actors actually do the scenes- especially the last- which is also cynical. Oh, and no stars for Time Out's increasingly bad film reviews.

Ian

If you like knob gags and peeking at embarassment on screen through your fingers you might like this. I however felt it was a deep disappointment. Merchant and Driver are embarassing and neither of the leads can really carry the film. It just has the look of the reserve team being given a run out. Working Title used to make very funny rom coms with apt music. This is funny but cringingly funny and instead of the perfect tunes you expected in Richard Curtis comedies we get "John Lewis Ad" style musak covers. Worth two stars and if you want to see a funny touching comedy with great music this week go see "Warm Bodies" instead.

Ian

If you like knob gags and peeking at embarassment on screen through your fingers you might like this. I however felt it was a deep disappointment. Merchant and Driver are embarassing and neither of the leads can really carry the film. It just has the look of the reserve team being given a run out. Working Title used to make very funny rom coms with apt music. This is funny but cringingly funny and instead of the perfect tunes you expected in Richard Curtis comedies we get "John Lewis Ad" style musak covers. Worth two stars and if you want to see a funny touching comedy with great music this week go see "Warm Bodies" instead.

Ian

The American'a have a saying "close but no cigar". Well that's how I feel after watching this film. Working Title used to make really funny rom coms but that was when they worked with Richard Curtis and genuinely great comic actors. The film has a feel of the reserve team being given a run out. The comedy is mostly based on smut and if you liked Borat and the Dictator you will probably like this but if you didn't you won't. I tend to agree with the woman at the screening Spall isn't a leading man; Byrne is a good support but not a real leading lady. I found it difficult to warm to them both. Merchant is very very annoying and you can't imagine how anyone could stick with his character as a mate let alone a best man. In the days of old Working Title films had the originals of songs to illustrate the plot but here like the cast it is full of dull modern covers of well loved tracks. Its film for the fans of the John Lewis adverts. The bland cover of the Prefab Sprout classic "when love breaks down" summed it up totally form me. Curtis would have known better. Not really a film to watch with your partner or your mum. Just worth 2 stars.

Ian

The American'a have a saying "close but no cigar". Well that's how I feel after watching this film. Working Title used to make really funny rom coms but that was when they worked with Richard Curtis and genuinely great comic actors. The film has a feel of the reserve team being given a run out. The comedy is mostly based on smut and if you liked Borat and the Dictator you will probably like this but if you didn't you won't. I tend to agree with the woman at the screening Spall isn't a leading man; Byrne is a good support but not a real leading lady. I found it difficult to warm to them both. Merchant is very very annoying and you can't imagine how anyone could stick with his character as a mate let alone a best man. In the days of old Working Title films had the originals of songs to illustrate the plot but here like the cast it is full of dull modern covers of well loved tracks. Its film for the fans of the John Lewis adverts. The bland cover of the Prefab Sprout classic "when love breaks down" summed it up totally form me. Curtis would have known better. Not really a film to watch with your partner or your mum. Just worth 2 stars.