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I Give It a Year (2013)

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Newlywed couple Nat and Josh are deliriously happy despite their differences, though friends and family aren't convinced that they can last. With their first anniversary approaching and attractive alternatives in the mix, can they last?

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Nat
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Diana
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Newlywed couple Nat and Josh are deliriously happy despite their differences, though friends and family aren't convinced that they can last. With their first anniversary approaching and attractive alternatives in the mix, can they last?

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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8 February 2013 (UK)  »

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Dou-lhes Um Ano  »

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$5,436 (USA) (9 August 2013)

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$32,514 (USA) (13 September 2013)
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Dan Mazer, the director, was worried about the two main characters, Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall, because when they met they bonded and had great chemistry. But in the movie, the two aren't supposed to. See more »

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When Nat is in the hotel boardroom with Guy, her wedding band is on her hand in some shots and missing in others. See more »

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Nat: We have an incredible sex life, but that's not the point. I love the Michael Jackson "Off the Wall" album, but I wouldn't necessarily want to only listen to that the rest of my life.
Naomi: Yeah, Oh honey, I been there. I mean you'll listen to it a lot in the beginning. You'll listen to it in all sorts of places. You'll listen to it in the car, in the disabled toilet cubicle in the McDonald's in Egham... in your unconscious Granny's hospital room.
Nat: Granny Mary?
Naomi: It's what she would have wanted... But ...
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References Octopussy (1983) See more »

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Written by Lauren Pritchard and Eg White (as Francis Eg White)
Performed by Lauren Pritchard
COurtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Dysfunctional - Love it!
16 February 2013 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

Check out my review on my Blog at http://fameasserlufc.wordpress.com

Dysfunctional is definitely a word I would use to describe this film.

"I Give It A Year" follows the trials and tribulations of a young couple who, after marrying shortly after meeting, struggle through married life for the first year of their new lives. Rafe Spall and Rose Byrne are the couple in question but as their lives take a turn away from each other and into the arms of ex-girlfriends (Anna Faris) and business colleagues (Simon Baker) everything turns to turmoil with hilarious results.

Awkward is another word I would use to describe this film. Much of the comedy stems from the wrong thing being said at the wrong time in front of the wrong people. Steven Merchant's best friend role is one he plays to perfection as it's not too much of a stretch from his normal self as Ricky Gervais' right-hand man.

Spall is great fun in the film and has to carry a lot of the comedy himself, having a very quirky relationship with his Ex, where Byrne is a more serious person and the situations she finds herself in lend themselves more to the "should she or shouldn't she" question.

It's not the funniest film ever made, but it's well worth a chuckle and I can't help think that the film would have benefited more from a full cinema, rather than a 7-person screening (yes I was the odd one out). Comedy films tend to work a lot better when there's more people watching.

That being said, the first third of the film and the last third definitely have moments which are very funny and "Laugh Out Loud" but the middle section does seem to focus more on which way the characters will turn than the comedy aspect.

Worth a watch, by maybe a DVD viewing in a year or so rather than making a special trip to see on the big screen.


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