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?


Dan Mazer


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


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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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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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On and On
Written by Crispin Hunt
Performed by Maverick Sabre
Courtesy of Mercury Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Stephen merchant is the star!
12 January 2019 | by khunkrumarkSee all my reviews

A lot of negative reviews for this... and I'll wager none of those reviewers are English.

There are lots of fantastic 'laugh out loud' moments in this ridiculous and exaggerated story of a young, badly thought out marriage. If you haven't seen it, it's as if Ben Elton had written 'Love Actually'!

Olivia Coleman is let off her leash as the insanely incompetent marriage guidance counselor. Minnie Driver is her usual genius self, gagging over young Justin Beiber. ("I'd destroy him!") The welcome sight of an older Nigel Planer is here too, as well as a host of other notable names and faces.

Rafe Spall overplays his hand as the likable fool, but really it's the howling moments when Stephen Merchant gets on screen that make this worth the price of admission. He's sublime as the appalling best mate and best man at the wedding. Stay till the credits to see him in action some more.

The whole movie is ludicrous and shouldn't be taken too seriously as a 'rom-com'. It's really just a screwball comedy.

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Release Date:

8 February 2013 (UK) See more »

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$5,436, 11 August 2013

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