Monday, 11 February 2013

Review: I Give It A Year

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I Give It A Year
Cert: 15 / 97 mins / Dir. Dan Mazer

Are you sure about that? I gave it an hour and a half and that was too much*1. It's better than the trailer, but still not good quite enough to be its own film.

Essentially a collection of some very funny sketches mixed with awkward stinkers, and like most rom/coms these days, its humour is stymied by All The Whining™.

Some great performances*2, but it doesn't work as a whole.

Is the trailer representative of the film?

Did I laugh, cry, gasp and sigh when I was supposed to?

Does it achieve what it sets out to do?

Pay at the cinema, Rent on DVD or just wait for it to be on the telly?

Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?

Will I watch it again?

Is there a Wilhelm Scream?

And because you won't be happy until I've given it a score...

*1 Yes, I am hilarious.
*2 Minnie Driver is the best thing in this film, seriously. And even Stephen Merchant and Anna Faris are relatively good, and I usually find them to be cinematic Kryptonite.

• ^^^ That's dry, British humour, and most likely sarcasm or facetiousness.
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