Whenever an advertisement hails a movie as the ‘British comedy of the year’ I get dubious. So many movies have been dubbed this and haven’t lived up to the hype that you need to approach each with a wary eye.
But I Give It A Year only got good reviews, so we decided to give it a shot. And thank goodness we did! The movie is hilarious at best, and the cast is golden.
Nat (Rose Byrne) and Josh (Rafe Spall) meet one starry night and fall in love. They decide to get married a few months into their relationship and after a silly ceremony and a ridiculous best man’s speech, it is clear that their families, especially Nat’s sister (Minnie Driver), believe that the marriage isn’t going to make it past the first year. On top of their issues with each other, it turns out that Josh never really broke up with ex-girlfriend Chloe (Anna Faris), and that Nat’s new client Guy (Simon Baker) is head over heels for her.
Think of something along the lines of Four Weddings And A Funeral with less Hugh Grant and more Simon Baker, and you’ll get what I’m talking about.
Special mention to Minnie Driver, who hasn’t been particularly present on the screen these past few years and who manages to pull focus from a skinny and fad Rose Byrne whenever she’s on screen. If any of you saw I Capture The Castle, Adam or Troy (hello, Briseis was waaay hotter than Helen and Andromache put together!), you’ll know that Rose Byrne can actually be the life of the party, bu for some reason in this film she just looked depressed the whole time. Shame.
If you don’t know what to watch this weekend, I recommend running to the cinema to see this!
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