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I GIVE IT A YEAR

I GIVE IT A YEAR artwork

I GIVE IT A YEAR

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 97m 19s

Release date 08/02/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong language, sex and sex references

Genre(s) Comedy, Romance

Director(s) Dan Mazer

Cast includes Anna Faris, Rose Byrne, Simon Baker, Minnie Driver, Olivia Colman

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 29/01/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

I GIVE IT A YEAR is a romantic comedy based around a pair of London-based newlyweds. They suddenly realise they are not made for each other and must decide whether or not two other people in their lives might actually be the right ones for them. It is rated 15 for strong language, sex and sex references.

One character constantly makes inappropriate remarks in public. During the wedding scene at the beginning of the film, he refers to having sex with the bridesmaids. Noticing two little girls dressed as bridesmaids, he then confesses he would only have sex with them when they're older. During a dinner scene that occurs later in the film, the same character delivers a monologue about the sexual appeal of men of various nationalities. He adopts a mock German accent at one point and says "I will annex your vagina". Elsewhere in the film there are strong verbal references to male and female genitalia, paedophilia, masturbation and anal sex.

There are some strong images of sexual activity, including during a scene in which a digital photo frame reveals a slideshow of inappropriate images of the main couple having sex on their honeymoon. There is sight of the man's head between the woman's legs, sight of the man positioned behind the woman, sight of the woman on her knees with the man standing before her, and a brief but clear shot of the man's penis. The images are not focussed upon and do not contain any strong detail. Their intention is comic, with the embarrassed man attempting to prevent his wife's parents from seeing them. There is also a scene in which a woman is awkwardly placed between a couple who are engaged in passionate kissing and foreplay on a bed. There is no nudity or sexual activity.

There are around twenty-five uses of strong language (eg 'f**k') and some mild and moderate bad language (eg 'crap', 'arsehole', 'twat', 'dick').

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.

Details

Title
I GIVE IT A YEAR
Year
2012
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
19/12/2012
Main language
English
Submitted run time
97m 19s
Approved footage
8758+8
BBFC reference
BFF296104
Registration number
CFJ27814

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