Friday, 8 March 2013

FILM #19 I GIVE IT A YEAR (1.3.13)


A British Rom/com written and directed by Dan Mazer and staring Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris, Simon Baker and co-starring Stephen Merchant.
A couple meet, fall in love and get married all too soon and then discover it isn't easy being married and that perhaps they might have married in haste?

Unusually for modern comedies, this broke the mold by being rather funny, something that This is Forty patently avoided. That said, it's not funny in the way comedies of old used to be, it's very hit and miss, so it's lucky that when it does hit, it's extremely funny! Stephen Merchant and Olivia Coleman steal every scene they're in, he as Rafe Spall's best friend and her as a marriage guidance counselor in need of some counseling herself.

The plot is very cliched and being that it is a romcom the ending comes as no surprise at all. Still, when this was funny it was very, very funny. And when it wasn't it was rather bad.


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