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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

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2013 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dou-lhes Um Ano See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,436, 11 August 2013

Gross USA:

$34,657

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,034,559
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is an extra scene that occurs in the middle of the end credits. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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 ...
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Connections

References Octopussy (1983) See more »

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Give It Away
Written by Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker
Performed by Zero 7
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
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Stephen Merchant & Minnie Driver are great. The four main characters really aren't likable at all. Made me mad. I say C+
19 October 2013 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"If you can make it through the first year of marriage you can make it through anything." Nat (Byrne) and Josh (Spall) have known each other for 7 months when they decide to get married. What starts off happy and exciting quickly turns into something neither of them are sure it will last. When Josh's ex comes back into the picture and Nat's client arrives their relationship is tested to the breaking point with neither Nat or Josh wanting to give up. Judging by the preview I was expecting a laugh out loud comedy and I was looking forward to this. Stephen Merchant and Minnie Driver are really the best and funniest parts of this movie. Their dialog and timing are great. As for the main characters and main story line I found myself more disgusted then I found myself laughing. Nat and Josh really aren't likable and as far as Guy went I really hated him. This movie is nothing more then two married people bordering on cheating on each other with people who are willing even though all parties involved know the situation. If you have seen the movie Closer then you have seen a better version of this. There were funny parts in this but really the movie just made me more upset then anything. Overall, Stephen Merchant and Minnie Driver are great, the rest of the movie not so much. I give it a C+.


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