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Jonny Lee Miller,
The marriage of Danny and Hannah spectacularly crashes during the reception when the bride's best friend tells the groom that the bride is having an affair with her husband! The shock wave of chaos that spreads out from this one event touches the lives of a diverse group of the thirtysomethings that inhabit the Camden Town area of London. Hannah immediately leaves the reception and gets drunk and ends up in bed with the unwashed artist Cameron who shares a flat with a nerdy comic book enthusiast Liam, who in turn starts an ill-advised affair with society dropout single-mother Sophie. Danny meanwhile moves on and embarks on a relationship with a struggling singer Mary, whom he met at the airport on his way to his lonesome honeymoon. This partner-swapping merry-go-round continues for two years until a semblance of normality asserts itself and Danny and Hannah decide to drop everything and embark on their long delayed honeymoon. Written by
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This Year's Love is a pointless, unconvincing and contrived film charting the lovelives of six very different people. Although there is a terrific cast (Kathy Burke's self-loathing airport cleaner and Ian Hart's loser in love are two examples that spring to mind), it is wasted on David Kane's weak script and direction.
The great performances tend to cover up the fact that the characters here are so unlikeable that you don't really care what happens to them. The various sexual relationships between them are clumsily introduced and subsequently torn apart - and by the end of the film, there's a horribly unconvincing happy ending for two of the characters, who don't appear to have learnt anything from their exploits.
Shame to say, the British film industry revival takes a step back with this one.
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