A YEAR TO MAKE IT WORK

IGiveItAYear1I GIVE IT A YEAR (2013)
4 out of 5 stars

This is an unconventional British romantic comedy focusing on Nat and Josh (Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall), as an unlikely couple who decides to get married after a year of courtship. But their family and friends aren’t so optimistic about their union hence the title.

In the movie, there’s a saying that if a newly married couple can make it through their first year of married life, their marriage can survive. Will it be the case for Nat and Josh? As much as I would like to see people from different worlds getting together, how much should one tolerate the other? Will one’s bad habits become one’s quirks, or will it ever?

There are plenty of laugh-out-loud funny moments like the scene where they are playing charades trying to guess “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman” and where Guy (Simon Baker) tries to woo Nat with live pigeons. Oh, not a good idea. Hot guys often come up with not-so-good ideas. Their therapist/marriage counselor is pretty pessimistic about relationships and I’m not sure if visiting her is such a good idea. The ending unfolds pretty quickly and just when you think it’s going to end up this way, it ends up the other way. It is an alternative rom-com for sceptics and romantics.

SIMON BAKER!

SIMON BAKER!

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