Must-Do Monday: I Give it a Year

In a departure from the norm but in total synchrony with what this slot is all about, this is something I don’t want anybody reading to go without seeing. Pete and I love going to the flicks and this weekend when we were at a loose end and not really that keen on leaving the house at all, we decided to try the new Brit rom-com I Give it a Year.

If I were to say I haven’t laughed this hard at a film in my entire memory, I wouldn’t be exaggerating. Fortunately the cinema was pretty empty because Pete and I were actually rolling around in our seats, unable to catch our breath, with tears rolling down our cheeks. The humour ranges from cringe worthy (that Best Man’s speech) to inevitable but all-the-funnier-for-it. If you laughed at Bridesmaids then this is waaay funnier. It’s a great anti-valentine film if you don’t buy into all the hype, but also one your husband or boyfriend won’t demand favours as a reward for watching, (largely thanks to Stephen Merchant’s Gervais-esque turn.) Minnie Driver is priceless and Rose Byrne who I tend to find annoying pulls off a great comedic performance in one of the best scenes of the film.

Go see it, unless this type of film (Love Actually, Four Weddings,*) really isn’t your thing, you will love it. Do leave a comment if you have seen it already or if you do go, come back and let me know what you thought!


*There is actually a lot less ‘love’ and romance than in either of these – much more Four Weddings than Love Actually 🙂

Crazy. Stupid. Love.

So last night I went to a preview screening of Crazy. Stupid. Love. and I loved it! 🙂

It’s the story of Cal, (Steve Carell) a forty something guy whose wife (and childhood sweetheart) announces she wants a divorce because she slept with someone else. He goes on to meet a new buddy in the form of Ryan Gosling, playing a (very hot) playboy who helps him get his mojo back. Weaved around the main storyline Love, Actually style, are several other stories, a couple of teen crushes going on and some brilliant twists near the end which I really didn’t see coming. It’s a feel good movie, very funny and not all that cheesy considering the subject matter.

Definately worth a watch. Here’s the trailer to get you in the mood…

Crazy. Stupid. Love. is out in cinemas from 23rd September, do let me know what you think!


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