I Give It A Year

Featured In Issue 181, November 2013

WSR Score3.5
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Magnolia Home Entertainment
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Since meeting at a party, ambitious Nat (Byrne) and struggling novelist Josh (Spall) have been deliriously happy despite their differences. The spark between them is undeniable. Their wedding is a dream come true, but family, friends, and even the minister who marries them aren't convinced that they can last. With their first anniversary approaching, Josh's ex-girlfriend, Chloe (Faris), and Nat's handsome American client, Guy, could offer attractive alternatives in I Give It A Year. (Gary Reber)

Special features include bloopers (HD 07:17), outtakes (HD 03:07), deleted/extended scenes (HD 15:22), the featurettes Relationships & Marriages (HD 03:03) and Characters (HD 03:29), cast and crew interviews (HD 27:55), international interviews (HD 30:40), upfront previews, and BD-Live functionality.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture was photographed digitally with the Arri Alexa system, which captures a film-like image. Resolution can be good, with delicate textures and fine detail when the focus is not soft. Images are pristine. Contrast is well balanced with deep, solid, and nuanced blacks and revealing shadow delineation. The color palette is effectively saturated with warm and rich hues and natural fleshtones. While a comedy, the average bitrate of 29.28 Mbps provides an exceptional visual experience. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is frontal focused, with an emphasis on dialogue, which is intelligible and nicely integrated spatially. Occasionally, scene atmospherics are more energized with surround presence. Otherwise, the surrounds are non-existent or subtle. For comic effect, sound effects extenuate the proceedings. Fidelity is excellent and the music score is complementary. Overall, this is a pleasing sonic experience. (Gary Reber)