I Give It a Year
I Give It a Year (2013)

Since they met at a party, ambitious high-flyer Nat and struggling novelist Josh have been deliriously happy despite their differences. Josh is a thinker, Nat's a doer..but the spark between them is undeniable. Their wedding is a dream… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 9, 2013
DVD Release Date: October 22, 2013
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's nowhere near as inventive as its reverse rom-com premise might suggest, but I Give It a Year is disarmingly frank -- and often quite funny.

Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle

"I Give It a Year" is a smart farce that would make Hugh Grant and his fans proud.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

The tonal clash is jarring, and Mazer doesn't help matters by erring on the side of blandness.

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David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Any film that makes Rose Byrne unappealing has its head well and truly up its bum.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Mazer's previous onscreen experience is undeniably obvious. No penis is left unfilmed, no crude scene prevented from going on far too long.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Can a comedy be too funny for its own good?

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

Clumsy and cute - that's my concise review of regular Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer's directorial debut I Give It a Year.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

In addition to some trite set pieces, writer-director Dan Mazer serves up nothing more than conspicuous cynicism masquerading as comedy.

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Sheila O'Malley
RogerEbert.com

It's not romantic in the slightest, and it is quite comedic on occasion, but the parts don't fit together at all.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

As long as you can deal with romantic leads who are rather flawed and a more cynical tone than you may expect, you should find plenty to laugh about, offset with the odd grimace.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
A solid twist on the rom-com genre. Very good romantic comedy! This was just a breath of fresh air. It's a funny, witty, exquisitely entertaining, and has… More
Mike S
Positive surprises, they do happen. A cheap <i>Love Actually</i> copy is the impression I got from the trailer. The generic poster alike inspired no… More
Bathsheba Monk
A fun evening watching other people's blind choices. Makes me feel better about my own. Not marriage-wise,that's rock solid, but choices that… More
Film Crazy
A wonderfully rubbish movie, one of those movies that shows as all the best parts in the trailer!
Nicki Marie
Not bad. A few laughs. Just the digital photo frame scene was worth watching for. Josh and Nat aren't all that convincing as a couple, but I guess… More
Liam Gadd
A charming cast, mostly solid jokes and an ending that is as anti-romance as you could get (and was also pretty sweet).