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Reviews: I Give It a Year (2013)

I_Give_It_a_YearReviews for this film from our members:

  • Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • [New – 11/21] | Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com
    • Excerpt: Though virtually its every departure from the most typical and uninspired American romcom hallmark is agreeable, I Give It a Year still fails to add up to anything remarkable or terribly enjoyable. It’s a bit sharper, funnier, more original and less hackneyed than your run of the mill effort, but it’s still a romantic comedy relying on airport dashes, new covers of old pop songs, and gags that are more outrageous than clever (e.g. an awkward, superfluous threesome scene you’re surprised didn’t get cut).
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: While individual actors can be amusing, especially among supporting players, “I Give It a Year” is thoroughly tone deaf. I wouldn’t give it five minutes.
  • Ali Gray @ TheShiznit.co.uk
    • Excerpt: Here we have an adult comedy – admittedly with a streak of childish humour running throughout – that dares suggest that love is not always eternal. As it happens, that’s a goldmine of untapped comedy potential.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: How does anyone look at this root canal of a flick and not conclude that humanity is awful and deserves to die in a fire?
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: For all the lame-duck, bull-pucky American romantic comedies that trudge through the motions, the freshly funny and nearly anti-romantic but still blissfully satisfying “I Give It a Year” debunks the clichéd genre template and subverts the expectations of viewers who find comfort in happily-ever-afters.
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: The film is frequently funny, and occasionally laugh-out-loud so, though the jokes are front-loaded in in the first half and the climax really starts to drag.
  • Tiago Ramos @ Split Screen [Portuguese]
  • Stephen Saito @ www.moveablefest.com
    • Excerpt: From SXSW 2013: Sacha Baron Cohen’s longtime collaborator Dan Mazer makes his directorial debut and naturally takes a genre and turns it inside out to gutbusting effect.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: As a premise, a doomed marriage sounds like a no-brainer: you can pile on outrageous episodes of slapstick, physical comedy and biting wit. Unfortunately, “I Give It a Year” is a no-brainer.
  • Ed Whitfieldq @ The Ooh Tray
Updated: February 7, 2013 — 8:37 pm

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