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I Give It a Year Reviews

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
May 24, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
September 26, 2013
It's funny, yes, but also depressing, like watching the mating habits of mollusks.
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Leba Hertz
San Francisco Chronicle
September 5, 2013
"I Give It a Year" is a smart farce that would make Hugh Grant and his fans proud.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Jorgenson
August 30, 2013
The big laughs compensate for the lack of a suitable emotional payoff.
Chris Knight
National Post
August 23, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
August 15, 2013
The tonal clash is jarring, and Mazer doesn't help matters by erring on the side of blandness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brent Simon
August 10, 2013
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 | Original Score: B
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
August 9, 2013
As pure comedy, it's a hoot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Levin
August 8, 2013
Turns the romantic comedy on its head by utilizing a simple and effective formula that blends parody and affecting relationship dramatics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
August 8, 2013
"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 | Original Score: 4/5
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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club
August 8, 2013
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 | Original Score: B
Simon Brookfield
We Got This Covered
August 7, 2013
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 | Original Score: 7/10
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
August 7, 2013
Not just diverting but surprisingly thoughtful, even if we're never given too much reason to care about Nat and Josh.
Harvey S. Karten
July 18, 2013
More a comedy than a romantic tale, this movie is decked out with hilarious side roles.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dustin Putman
July 11, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
June 6, 2013
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 | Original Score: B
March 17, 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 | Original Score: 3/5
Edward Douglas
March 14, 2013
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 | Original Score: 7/10
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William Goss
March 12, 2013
Manages to have its wedding cake and spit on it too.
February 28, 2013
Given the propensity here for being 'outrageous', it's nice that the central foursome of players are so appealing.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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