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I Give It a Year (Dan Mazer, 2013)

February 8, 2013

I-Give-It-a-Year-Rose-Byrne

Coming from frequent Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator Dan Mazer, a supposed intent of British film I Give It a Year was to provide a subversion of the traditional romantic comedy. It starts off, where many of those films end, with a swift union, in this case a marriage, and follows that initially happy couple as it becomes apparent that they’re not at all suited for one another in the long-term. It’s a comedy about romance, if you will, rather than a strict romantic comedy, though it still wallows in all the clichés of the worst of mainstream romantic comedies, and there’s absolutely no enjoyment to be derived from its attempts at humour…

Full review at Sound on Sight

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