Wednesday, 5 June 2013

I Give It a Year DVD Review

British romantic comedies usually suffer from the Hugh Grant problem – either by having him in it, being himself, or having someone play his character. Thankfully, I Give it a Year doesn’t commit this as that would just make it insufferable. Instead Dan Mazer has sculpted a script which manages to pack standard schmoltzy humour with some Borat and Bruno inspired comedy edginess that serves a refreshing surprise. Romantic comedies suffer insufferably from the problematic clichés that are inescapable. Some of the regularities have been replenished and replaced but it’ll never shake off the boring predictability of an obvious arc. It’s hardly romantic, sometimes tragic but it’s thankfully comedic.

The full I Give It a Year Review is up on Cinema Sauce.