Review: I Give It a Year

You’re at a wedding. The couple are completely incompatible. There’s one solution: Give it a year.

From the producers of Love Actually and Bridget Jones’s Diary, I Give It a Year follows our young couple Nat and Josh as they embark on the first year of marriage.

Starring Rose Byrne, of Bridget Jones’s Diary, and directed by Dan Mazer, a long-time collaborator of Sacha Baron Cohen, I Give It a Year boasts a hilarious all-star cast.

I Give It a Year

If you’ve ever been in a long term relationship then you won’t be able to help seeing yourself in our overwhelmed newlyweds.

Josh spends his time kipping on the sofa and embarrassing Nat at her office parties. Meanwhile she hopes for a husband who empties the bin and doesn’t insult her Grandmother. And Nat’s best friend? She secretly wishes her own husband would die.

The miss-matched couple soon begin to question their quick marriage and count down the days until their first year has passed. And with more compatible partners within their reach, will the pair give in to temptation or try to make their rocky marriage work?

The problem is that having been served more comedy than romance, we fail to care whether the couple make it.

Having expected a Love Actually meets Notting Hill-style rom-com with goose-bumps on your arms and tears in your eyes, Working Title films fail to match the romance billed for this film. That said, I Give It a Year more than makes up for it with plenty of comedy and will please fans of Bridesmaids and The Hangover.

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