I Give It a Year 2013 R CC

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Since they met at a party, ambitious high-flyer Nat and struggling novelist Josh have been deliriously happy despite their differences. Josh is a thinker, Nat's a doer... but the spark between them is undeniable. Their wedding is a dream come true, but family, friends and even the minister who marries them aren't convinced that they can last. Josh's ex-girlfriend, Chloe, and ...

Starring:
Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall
Runtime:
1 hour 38 minutes

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I Give It a Year

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Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Dan Mazer
Starring Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall
Supporting actors Alex Macqueen, Stephen Merchant, Jane Asher, Terence Harvey, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng, Nigel Planer, Maisy Mazer, Matilda Thykier, Clare Higgins, Anna Faris, Kevin Moore, Olivia Colman, Alisha Bailey, Kerry Howard, Daisy Haggard, Tim Key, Simon Baker
Studio Magnolia Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Not my cup of tea.
K. Wellborn
There were funny parts in this but really the movie just made me more upset then anything.
Tony Heck
With such a great cast I thought this movie would be a good choice.
Marian Becker

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 4, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I saw this movie in February of this year when I happened to be in Sydney, Australia and it just opened in the theatres there. The DVD/Blue-Ray is already available from Amazon's UK website.

"I Give It a Year" (2013 release; 97 min.) is a British rom-com that follows a young couple in the first year of their marriage. Nat (played by Rose Byrne) and Josh (played by Rafe Spall) marry only months after meeting and then find out that marriage isn't all they thought it would be. We find the couple at a marriage counselor retelling in flashbacks what has happened, primarily Nat being courted by a smooth American business executive (played by Simon "Then Mentalist" Baker) and Josh still having feelings for an ex-girlfriend (played by Anna Faris). To tell you much more of the plot would surely ruin your viewing experience, you'll just have to see for yourself how it all plays out.

Several comments: this movie goes blatantly after the same vibe that made "Four Wedding and a Funeral" and "Notting Hill" such smash international successes. In that sense, the movie is utterly predictable from the get-go, yet I must admit that I found myself charmed and entertained throughout the movie. Rose Byrne oozes charms as the leading lady. Then there is Josh's best friend (and best man at the wedding), played by Steven Merchant, who goes on to steal several scenes in the movie with his politically incorrect remarks about everything and everyone. Also quite delightful is Minnie Driver as one of the extended family members.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By passionatereader on July 3, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I just laughed and cringed my way through this excellent movie. A quick marriage built on lust,
quickly unravels and what fun and a bit painful it all is. Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall are the
not for each other newlyweds who go through quite a time together. Anna Farris and Simon Baker
are suitably unsuitable also.

The ending is quite ridiculously wonderful, as one would expect
from a director who did Bridget Jones and Love Actually, two of my other favorite rom-coms.

Made me want to have a do-over for my former marriages, maybe my former life in general, if such
a thing were possible.

In this movie it is possible and sooooo funny. Enjoy with someone you might just love after all.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stephen Kennedy on November 17, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
A game British cast and co-writer of Sacha Baron Cohen movies in the director’s chair, led to this movie described as a ‘reverse rom-com’ by some. It’s laudable to attempt a spin on the worn out premises rolled out time and time again in Hollywood rom-coms, and the cast seem well suited to their roles. We have the central couple who we see at the start embarking on their marriage, their bitter and unhappily married friends, a best friend / best man who reaches new heights of inappropriateness and lack of social graces, and an ex girlfriend of the groom. As the movie rumbles on, with some blackly comic moments which may bring a guilty smile to your face, we are gradually introduced to the idea that this couples marriage is keeping them from the romances they really should be in. As the conclusion becomes more inevitable, sadly, blackly inventive comedy becomes just irritatingly condescending and insulting. Counselling is portrayed as a ridiculous waste of time, and the lies the couple tell each other are poked fun at. Perhaps the worst indictment of a romantic comedy is that none of the leads are particularly likeable. It’s really hard to care about whether they find their true love as depicted in the movie, and if anything we the audience have more investment in the marriage, flawed as it is, which leaves a sense of disappointment that they need to take the easy way out for the movie to reach its pat resolution. And therein lies the insult. The idea of a couple fighting to save their marriage is seen as futile, insulting all those who have succeeded in getting over their difficulties and finding happiness together, and the idea of a divorce is seen as a romantic light throwaway moment, insulting all those who have experienced directly or indirectly a divorce.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Ying on September 21, 2013
Format: DVD
This is a British rom-com that comes with some crude jokes.
If you can't take or appreciate it, you are missing one of the funniest comedy
in recent years.
It comes with a simple and well-worn premise.
A couple got married and some friend said "I give it a year".
Soon the married couple finds the flaws in each other and each discovers his/hers
new loves.
The funny dialogues come in British rapid-fire fashion which one must be accustomed
to in order to appreciate the humor which often in risque fashion.
The four lead actor did a fabulous job.
The only flaw is the ending which one supposed to rally the new matches but instead
one kind of hoping they would go back together again.
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Format: Blu-ray
Maybe the British should leave raunchy humor to Hollywood. Raunchy isn't exactly what one thinks of when trying to do clever dry humor either. It's like trying to hit someone over the head with a balloon animal to knock them out. Add a British accent to each of these? Something just isn't coming together. Actually, this movie seems to have trouble deciding which subgenre it's going to fit into.

However, if you are looking for something atypical, this movie could still be for you. If you are a happily committed couple looking for something romantic to enjoy on a Friday night, probably not for you unless you want to point fingers and say "Thank heaven that isn't us!" This movie much more closely resembles a break up movie than anything else. It does try to redeem relationships at the end and it does have some very funny moments if you can enjoy them individually and ignore the rest.

THE PLOT: The movie opens with some very sweet moments with Nat and Josh including their wedding. Things take a very swift turn as the movie begins systematically dismembering their relationship and illustrating every reason they are absolutely not made for each other. Plenty of other examples of awful relationships seem to abound. I can't get into it too much without spoilers, so lets just say the message of this movie seems to extol "be with the one you probably should be with, not the one you chose".

Much of the humor falls horribly flat. Oddly, even some characters in the movie intentionally project humor that falls horribly flat as it's part of their personality. Kinda like the movie itself! I mentioned that there were very funny moments. Minnie Driver delivers some lines about Justin Bieber that were hilarious. The doves at a certain dinner, hilarious.
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