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I Give It a Year Reviews

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June 29, 2016
Clumsy and cute - that's my concise review of regular Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer's directorial debut I Give It a Year.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 13, 2013
It's not romantic in the slightest, and it is quite comedic on occasion, but the parts don't fit together at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2013
Ultimately the film refuses to bust out of the conventional rom com template. Its plot is face-punchingly implausible, its characters straitjacketed by stereotype, and its humour terminally planted in extreme awkwardness and feeble frat-boy crassness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 17, 2013
A bafflingly misguided experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 4, 2013
These people are without exception awful, selfish and dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 14, 2013
Obsessed with how clever it thinks it is that it completely sinks the romantic comedy pirate ship it sets forth to be
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 13, 2013
I only wish this review could have had a happier ending.
February 7, 2013
Like a Frankenstein's Monster of the worst characteristics of the movies of Richard Curtis (smugness) and Judd Apatow (misogyny), Mazer's film delivers every romantic comedy cliché imaginable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 15, 2013
In addition to some trite set pieces, writer-director Dan Mazer serves up nothing more than conspicuous cynicism masquerading as comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 4, 2013
Refreshingly sour for a rom-com, but there's so little chemistry between the leads that we never believe them or root for them as a couple
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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August 8, 2013
Whatever attachment we might form for the characters or their fates gets lost in thickets of farce and barrages of one-liners.
August 4, 2013
Much of the film's attempted laughs come from the comedy-of-discomfort school, with an endless array of situations that milk awkwardness to a degree that makes these scenes far more unpleasant than humorous to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 25, 2013
Its premise is an original and audacious one, but it ultimately gives way to all the cliches of the genre it is attempting to subvert.
August 5, 2013
I give it a week.
Full Review | Original Score: 2
February 22, 2013
It was always meant to be offbeat, risqué and shocking in parts and in some ways it achieves its goal - sort of. But it could have been much better and might have got more bite (as well as truth) with another director
February 22, 2013
Mazer's juvenile sense of humour simply isn't strong enough to give the film any balls
August 8, 2013
There's some very funny stuff on the margins, but overall it's pretty weak.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 22, 2013
Mazer, a Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator, directs this comedy without much snap, crackle or pop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 13, 2013
[VIDEO ESSAY] 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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 7, 2013
[A] movie to make you hate romance, and romantic comedies, and people. 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?
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