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Stonehearst Asylum


Picture - Jason Flemyng - Celebrities attend... London United Kingdom, Saturday 5th July 2014

Jason Flemyng - Celebrities attend a photocalll to celebrate the opening of the National Theatre production of The Elephantom in the West End - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 5th July 2014

Picture - Jason Flemyng and Jason Statham... London United Kingdom, Monday 17th June 2013

Jason Flemyng and Jason Statham - Celebrities attend the 'Hummingbird' after party held at the St. Martin's Lane Hotel - London, United Kingdom - Monday 17th June 2013

Picture - Jason Flemyng - Opening night... London United Kingdom, Friday 22nd February 2013

Jason Flemyng - Opening night of 'Macbeth' held at the Trafalgar Studios - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Friday 22nd February 2013

I Give It a Year Review


Not so much a rom-com as an anti-romance comedy, this brightly amusing British film makes us laugh fairly consistently, although the story itself is pretty grim. It's also a problem that the plot and characters are contrived and inconsistent. Even so, there's enough jaggedly hilarious humour in here to make it worth a look, complete with a superior cast that knows how to make the very most of even the smallest role.

The film opens with the lavish wedding of Josh and Nat (Spall and Byrne), although their friends and family not-so-secretly wonder if the marriage will last. Over the coming months, Josh's best mate Danny (Merchant) tries to distract them with inappropriate jokes, but the tension between relatives Naomi and Hugh (Driver and Flemyng) only reminds them how much work marriages require. After nine months, they begin seeing a therapist (Colman) who encourages them to try to make it to their first anniversary. But Josh is thinking about rekindling romance with an ex (Faris), while Nat is falling for the charms of a sexy client (Baker).

Essentially a collection of comedy set-pieces, the plot lurches around in search of ways to lampoon relationships, often in the rudest way possible as people say the worst things at the wrong times. Along the way there are some hilarious sequences, such as a humiliating game of charades or a ridiculous attempt at a threesome. Each set-up is are seized upon by expert improvisors like Merchant and Key (as a pessimistic insurance salesman). And the funniest moments in the film belong to Colman, who makes the most of every scene-stealing opportunity, and Driver, who expertly delivers a constant stream of withering insults.

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