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).
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.
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.