Dan Mazer’s I Give It A Year is a film I’ve really been looking forward to. There are a handful of genres that we tend to do very well on our shores, and the rom-com is one of them. (I point you in the direction of Love Actually, Four Weddings, Wimbledon, and the like.)
The film arrives in UK theatres today, and if you’re heading out to the cinema tonight or over the weekend, this looks to be an excellent choice.
Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris, and Simon Baker head up a brilliant cast. And as the film hits theatres on our shores, StudioCanal have released a great new clip and featurette.
“Since they met at a party, ambitious high-flyer Nat (Byrne) and struggling novelist Josh (Spall) have been deliriously happy despite their differences. Josh is a thinker, Nat’s a doer ..but the spark between them is undeniable.
Their wedding is a dream come true, but family, friend and even the minister who marries them aren’t convinced that they can last. Josh’s ex-girlfriend, Chloe (Faris), and Nat’s handsome American client Guy (Baker), could offer attractive alternatives.
With their first anniversary approaching, neither wants to be the first to give up, but will they make it?”
Starring alongside the leading quartet is a great cast, headed up by Stephen Merchant (An Idiot Abroad), Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting), Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur), and Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels).
Oscar nominee Mazer (Borat, Brüno) is directing from his own script, making his feature debut as a director. It looks to be a very promising debut too, with Kris Thykier (Kick-Ass) and Oscar nominees Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan (The Big Lebowski, Shaun of the Dead, Love Actually), producing.
In the clip, things get a little weird for Byrne and Faris when Driver stars talking about the young Justin Bieber as the subject of her fantasies.
I Give It A Year is released in UK cinemas today, 8th February. Still no word yet on a US release date, but the film will be screening at SXSW for those heading to Texas, and will hopefully be picking up Stateside distribution at the festival. For now, here’s the latest clip and the new featurette.