Sunday, November 17, 2013

I Give It a Year (2013) review


This reverse rom-com may offer a more fresh idea to the table with some pretty great laughs, but it still seems too familiar with some crude jokes falling flat.

PLOT:Nat (Rose Byrne) and Josh (Rafe Spall) have just been married with intent on having a great life ahead of them. However, due to their hurry to their marriage, a profound doubt is found in their friends that it won't last past the first year. This starts to show when Josh meets up with an old flame, Chloe (Anna Faris), and Nat meets a new interest through her business, Guy (Simon Baker). The two are secretly in love with their old and new flames, and their marriage is failing. Will their marriage be saved before the first year is up, or do they even care? It's a good plot executed fairly well.

ACTING:The performances in here weren't anything truly special, but there were a few entertaining moments for each character. Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall were okay as their roles as Nat and Josh, with Spall doing better than Byrne. Anna Faris and Simon Baker were also pretty good in their roles as Chloe and Guy. There were some good and some bad performances in this movie, but my favorites would have to have been Rafe Spall and Anna Faris. They seemed to know the role well enough.

SCORE:The score wasn't anything too special. The soundtrack contained a few cool pop songs that helped the movie along.

OTHER CONTENT:This movie was supposed to go against the common rom-com formula, but I felt that it still followed the formula in certain areas, so it wasn't as fresh as I had hoped it to be. However, there were a great bit of laughs throughout. A lot of the jokes were really funny and entertaining, but for the most part, the crude and embarrassing jokes just fell flat. This was an entertaining movie, but it wasn't anything new or special.

OVERALL,an okay comedy with a good plot, entertaining acting, a cool soundtrack, and laughs throughout, but this still felt very formulaic and had a bunch of jokes falling flat.

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