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I Give It a Year Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

It's funny, yes, but also depressing, like watching the mating habits of mollusks.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

September 26, 2013
Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
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"I Give It a Year" is a smart farce that would make Hugh Grant and his fans proud.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

September 5, 2013
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

The big laughs compensate for the lack of a suitable emotional payoff.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

August 30, 2013
Chris Knight
National Post

You might not want to stick by it in sickness and in health, 'til death do you part, but it's a reasonable enough companion for a night out at the cinema.

Full Review Source: National Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 23, 2013
Peter Keough
Boston Globe
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The tonal clash is jarring, and Mazer doesn't help matters by erring on the side of blandness.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 15, 2013
Brent Simon
Shockya.com

A fun, amusing, will-they-or-won't-they confection -- a love rhombus wherein a hastily married couple grapples with mutually wandering eyes.

Full Review Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: B

August 10, 2013
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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As pure comedy, it's a hoot.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

August 9, 2013
Robert Levin
amNewYork

Turns the romantic comedy on its head by utilizing a simple and effective formula that blends parody and affecting relationship dramatics.

Full Review Source: amNewYork | Original Score: 3/4

August 8, 2013
Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
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"I Give It a Year" holds a special place in film history. It's the only romantic comedy where you root for the main couple to get a divorce.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

August 8, 2013
Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
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This is an inspired idea for a rom-com, and Mazer makes it pay off with a climactic speech that's at once a parody of the genre and utterly, bizarrely heartfelt.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

August 8, 2013
Simon Brookfield
We Got This Covered

Sarcastic, frank and ultimately very funny, I Give It a Year most importantly understands the grating pitfalls of the romantic comedy and subverts them in more ways than one.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 7/10

August 7, 2013
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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Not just diverting but surprisingly thoughtful, even if we're never given too much reason to care about Nat and Josh.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 7, 2013
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

More a comedy than a romantic tale, this movie is decked out with hilarious side roles.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B+

July 18, 2013
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

Splendidly pert dialogue, laugh-out-loud situations, and an ensemble of ready and willing performers combine to ultimately give "I Give It a Year" the volt of electricity it needs to keep from becoming familiar and obvious.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 3/4

July 11, 2013
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

Makes an agreeable screen mess of emotions and impulses, carried largely by an ensemble clearly enjoying the opportunity to send up the foibles of coupledom.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: B

June 6, 2013

As with Bridesmaids, Rose Byrne proves herself to be naturally funny, and the film is definitely cliche-averse: there is no way the story's final act would have survived the American test screening process.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3/5

March 17, 2013
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

Much like the original Death at a Funeral, it offers enough huge physically-driven laughs that it makes up for some of the lazier storytelling decisions.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 7/10

March 14, 2013
William Goss
Film.com
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Manages to have its wedding cake and spit on it too.

Full Review Source: Film.com

March 12, 2013

Given the propensity here for being 'outrageous', it's nice that the central foursome of players are so appealing.

Full Review Source: Rip It Up | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 28, 2013
Liam Maguren
Flicks.co.nz

Earns laughs with some well-executed set-pieces.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 3/5

February 28, 2013
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