I Give It A Year Monday, 30 March 2020

I Give It A Year

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Nudity, coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch:

    Finding the right person by first marrying the wrong one.

  • Starring:

    Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Simon Baker, Anna Faris, Stephen Merchant, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng, Olivia Colman, Nigel Planer

  • Directed by:

    Dan Mazer

  • Running time:

    97 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    All violent episodes and references to violence have comic intention. Dangerous driving. Violence to animals is discussed and implied. Speculation upon the likelihood of future personal tragedies (meningitis, cancer, brain death/damage, being hit by a truck) is discussed. Turning off life support is discussed. Sexual assault and spousal stabbing are mentioned (comic). Raised voices and yelling. Suicide is mentioned in comic context. Blood/gore: A bird appears to be dead or seriously injured.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A man and two women participate in a threesome in their underwear. A woman gives a man a handjob in public. Sex dolls are used in a therapy session. Photos of a couple having sex are seen. Frequent comic references to sexual activity, behaviour, status and genitalia. Sexual innuendo and jokes. Sexual fantasies, sodomy, masturbation and STDs (gonorrhea, chlamydia) are mentioned. Paedophilia is alluded to. Sex acts are mimed. Lots of passionate kissing (couples, work colleagues and extra-marital). Flirting. Nudity: A photo of a penis is seen. Photos of a couple engaging in sex acts are seen. Men and women are seen in their underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits, cocktails).

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words. Frequent mocking insults and derogatory name-calling for comic effect. Male and female genitalia are frequently mentioned in actual terms and slang. Cultural and racial stereotypes. Misogynist slang. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Marriage, divorce, sex, extra-marital affairs, disastrous relationships, in-laws, second chances, communication, therapy, persistence, awkward situations.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Marriage, divorce, sex, extra-marital affairs, disastrous relationships, in-laws, second chances, communication, therapy, persistence, awkward situations.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Very funny but does tend to go a bit overboard with the crude humour and silliness. Funky credits. Nat (Rose Byrne) wears gorgeous outfits, one of which matches her sofa superbly. Stephen Merchant is hilarious; he delivers the world's worst best-man speech ever.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Very crude humour. Some serious offences are committed on the dancefloor. Comedy feels forced, flat.

 

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