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This trailer for I Give It A Year looks like the best romantic comedy in a long time

Nov. 21, 2012by: Alex Maidy

To put it bluntly, romantic comedy is the shittiest genre. Per capita, there are more bad romcoms than there are good ones. We have gone entire years without having a decent romantic comedy movie, which is a shame. Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock, and Kate Hudson collectively have reduced the genre to a joke.

But there is hope. The release of BRIDESMAIDS gave hope that there could be humor mined from female-centric movies while retaining respect for themselves. While we cannot expect Kristin Wiig to make all of them herself, maybe one of her BRIDESMAIDS costars can.

Rose Byrne stars in I GIVE IT A YEAR alongside a great cast featuring Rafe Spall, Anna Faris, Simon Baker, Stephen Merchant, and Minnie Driver. The movie is written and directed by Dan Mazer, who was a screenwriter on BORAT and BRUNO. The humor definitely has a raunchy element to it, but it also looks like a feel good movie. I found myself chuckling throughout.

Plot: Since they met at a party, ambitious high-flyer Nat (Rose Byrne) and struggling novelist Josh (Rafe Spall) have been deliriously happy despite their differences. Josh is a thinker, Nat’s a doer, he’s lasses faire and she’s quite anal… but the spark between them is undeniable. Their wedding is a dream come true, but family, friends and even the minister who marries them aren’t convinced that they can last. Josh’s ex-girlfriend, Chloe (Anna Faris), and Nat’s handsome American client Guy (Simon Baker), could offer attractive alternatives…With their first anniversary approaching, neither wants to be the first to give up, but will they make it?

I GIVE IT A YEAR is scheduled to be released in the UK on February 8, 2013 with no North American dates scheduled. I hope we get to see this one as it looks pretty funny. What do you think?

Source: Yahoo Movies

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10:06PM on 11/23/2012

Looks pretty good

Looks very good and promising. Course, most british comedies are, like "Four Weddings and A Funeral".
Give it time there'll probably be an American version. Shit...........
Looks very good and promising. Course, most british comedies are, like "Four Weddings and A Funeral".
Give it time there'll probably be an American version. Shit...........
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1:57AM on 11/23/2012

I laughed

looking forward to seeing this one.
looking forward to seeing this one.
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2:26PM on 11/22/2012
Looks pretty funny, although the Brits have tended to be a little more frank and down-to-earth in general than the American rom-coms. Though, too, some examples below have been mentioned that potentially contradict how dire things have been in the genre.
Looks pretty funny, although the Brits have tended to be a little more frank and down-to-earth in general than the American rom-coms. Though, too, some examples below have been mentioned that potentially contradict how dire things have been in the genre.
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1:45PM on 11/22/2012

HA

haha that looks cute.
haha that looks cute.
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12:06PM on 11/22/2012
Looks really funny. Love British humor.
Looks really funny. Love British humor.
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6:13AM on 11/22/2012
"We have gone entire years without having a decent romantic comedy movie"

Not true. French cinema makes good romantic comedies on a regular basis.
"We have gone entire years without having a decent romantic comedy movie"

Not true. French cinema makes good romantic comedies on a regular basis.
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8:28PM on 11/21/2012
Looks like a Netflix rental at best.
Looks like a Netflix rental at best.
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7:12PM on 11/21/2012

Just want to point out

"Five Year Engagement", "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "(500) Days of Summer" were all excellent romantic comedies of recent memory. I dont think this movie could live up to those. But compared to the entire rest of the field, this one will seem to be funnier and more refreshing to say the least.
"Five Year Engagement", "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "(500) Days of Summer" were all excellent romantic comedies of recent memory. I dont think this movie could live up to those. But compared to the entire rest of the field, this one will seem to be funnier and more refreshing to say the least.
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12:06PM on 11/22/2012
I agree with you about all three of those comedies. Especially (500) Days of Summer. Not only one of the best romantic comedies in years, but one of the best movies ever in years.
I agree with you about all three of those comedies. Especially (500) Days of Summer. Not only one of the best romantic comedies in years, but one of the best movies ever in years.
7:07PM on 11/21/2012

I wouldn't say the best...

It looks pretty good, but the best romantic comedy in awhile has been Crazy, Stupid, Love and that came out last year, but we'll see.
It looks pretty good, but the best romantic comedy in awhile has been Crazy, Stupid, Love and that came out last year, but we'll see.
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5:56PM on 11/21/2012
Plot doesn't look too interesting, but damn that was funny.
Plot doesn't look too interesting, but damn that was funny.
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5:44PM on 11/21/2012
I don't get it, so other female driven comedies have been disrespectful to women? I'm pretty sure in Bridesmaids someone s**t in a sink
I don't get it, so other female driven comedies have been disrespectful to women? I'm pretty sure in Bridesmaids someone s**t in a sink
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2:27PM on 11/22/2012
I'd go out on a limb and say I don't think a man would ever write a scene like the bridal shop scene for women. But I wouldn't call Bridesmaids a romantic comedy either.
I'd go out on a limb and say I don't think a man would ever write a scene like the bridal shop scene for women. But I wouldn't call Bridesmaids a romantic comedy either.