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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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Dan Mazer

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Dan Mazer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rose Byrne ... Nat
Rafe Spall ... Josh
Alex Macqueen ... Minister
Stephen Merchant ... Danny
Jane Asher ... Diana
Terence Harvey ... Alec
Minnie Driver ... Naomi
Jason Flemyng ... Hugh
Nigel Planer ... Brian
Maisy Mazer Maisy Mazer ... Bridesmaid
Matilda Thykier Matilda Thykier ... Bridesmaid
Clare Higgins ... Elaine
Anna Faris ... Chloe
Kevin Moore ... Toastmaster
Olivia Colman ... Linda
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After a seven month long passion-filled courtship, thirty-something Londoners Natasha Redford and Josh Moss get married despite they being mismatched in personality and temperament, something that their closest friends and family members can see - some who predict the marriage won't last a year - even if Nat and Josh themselves don't see it. Nat, a marketing company manager, is more professional and controlled. Josh, a novelist with a current case of writer's block, is more carefree and childlike. Nine months into their marriage, Nat and Josh have their first session with arguably the most distracted marriage counselor in the city, that session which may be the deciding factor in whether they continue in being husband and wife to each other. Their issues over the preceding nine months are told in flashback, and include little idiosyncrasies which annoy the other, and tensions with each's in-laws, beyond the general differences in their personalities. But what may be the biggest threat... Written by Huggo

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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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Director Dan Mazer was worried about the two main cast members, 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 »

Goofs

When Josh is listening to the voice mail from Chloe, his iPhone is still locked on the home screen. See more »

Quotes

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 then ...
[...]
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References One Tree Hill (2003) See more »

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Pass Out
Written by Timothy McKenzie, Tinie Tempah (as Patrick Okogwu) and Marc Williams
Performed by Tinie Tempah
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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Dysfunctional - Love it!
16 February 2013 | by djinn667See all my reviews

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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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Release Date:

8 February 2013 (UK) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,436, 11 August 2013

Gross USA:

$34,657

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,128,433
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2.35 : 1
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