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Magnolia’s “I GIVE IT A YEAR” Movie Trailer

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Here is the trailer for Magnolia’s “I GIVE IT A YEAR”. The movie is directed by Dan Mazer, starring Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris, Simon Baker, Stephen Merchant, Minnie Driver, Jason Flemyng, Tim Key and Olivia Coleman.

Magnolia Pictures will release I GIVE IT A YEAR on iTunes/On Demand July 3, and in theaters on August 9th, 2013

Since they met at a party, ambitious high-flyer Nat (Rose Byrne) and struggling novelist Josh (Rafe Spall) have been deliriously happy despite their differences. Josh is a thinker, Nat’s a doer, but the spark between them is undeniable.

Their wedding is a dream come true, but no one — family, friends and even the minister who marries them — is convinced that they will last. Josh’s ex-girlfriend, Chloe (Anna Faris), and Nat’s handsome American client Guy (Simon Baker) could offer attractive alternatives.

I Give It A Year is written and directed by Dan Mazer (Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Bruno), and is produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner (Love Actually, Atonement), along with Kris Thykier (Stardust).

With their first anniversary approaching, neither wants to be the first to give up, but will they make it?

Magnolia Pictures takes US Theatrical Rights to I GIVE IT A YEAR from STUDIOCANAL

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today that they’ve acquired US rights to I GIVE IT A YEAR, a raucous British comedy written and directed by Dan Mazer, frequent Sasha Baron Cohen collaborator and writer of Borat and Brüno, and produced by Working Title Films (Love Actually and Bridget Jones’ Diary). The film was fully financed and released in the UK, France and Germany by STUDIOCANAL. I GIVE IT A YEAR boasts an all-star ensemble cast, featuring Rose Byrne, Anna Farris, Simon Baker, Rafe Spall, Minnie Driver and Stephen Merchant. The film opened in the UK in February, and made its North American premiere earlier this month at the SXSW Film Festival.

Both a romantic comedy and a send-up of the genre, I GIVE IT A YEAR picks up where other rom-coms end, after the glamour of a fairy tale romance and wedding has worn off, and the realities of marriage start to sink in. I GIVE IT A YEAR plays nagging fights, judgmental families, and extramarital hijinks to great comic effect.

Magnolia plans for a theatrical and VOD release in their Ultra VOD program later this year.

“Dan Mazer is a terrific writer who has managed to both skewer and celebrate the romantic comedy genre and also deliver a gut-bustingly funny picture,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles.

“Solid bidding followed a great response at SXSW and at the end we went for the strongest theatrical commitment and for the largest piece of the pie. We have full confidence in Magnolia’s first class team and their aggressive distribution model which lends itself perfectly to our film, a model they pioneered and have been so successful with” said Harold Van Lier, STUDIOCANAL EVP International Distribution.