Nelson Leader : March 14th 2013
10 THE NELSON LEADER, MARCH 14, 2013 ENTERTAINMENT Honour your loved ones in print and online... Celebrate and honour the legacy of your loved one s life and inspire family and friends to do the same. Death Notices published in the Nelson Mail are now available on our website. is service allows people, living outside the region or overseas, to view your notice. An online guestbook is also attached to your online death notice which gives friends and family members the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings and o er condolences. ese memories will help preser ve your loved one s story and create a sense of community while o ering comfort during a di cult time. For more information on the Nelson Mail death notices online service contact: Nelson Mail on (03) 548 0119 or 0800 800 515 or classi email@example.com or your Funeral Director can answer any questions you may have on the Nelson Mail death notices online service. www.nelsonmail.co.nz/deathnotices www.statecinemas.co.nz - Movie Info 548 8123 french fIlM festIval screenIng13th-24thMarch 3d fIlMs broken cIty thu, fri, sat, tue, Wed 10.40am, 3.50, 8.50pm; sun, Mon 3.50, 8.50pm r16 •1hr 49min great expectatIons thu 10.20am, 2.50pm; Chick Flick Thu 8.30pm fri, sat, tue, Wed 10.20am, 2.50, 8.30pm; sun, Mon 2.50, 8.30pm M •2hr 10min IgIve Itayear thu, sat, Mon, Wed 12.50, 3.50, 8.40pm; fri, tue 10.40am, 12.50, 8.40pm; sun 12.50, 8.40pm M •1hr 40min 21 & over daily 4.30, 9pm • r16 •1hr 35min the guIlttrIp daily 2.30pm • M •1hr 42min beautIful creatures daily 4.30pm •2hr 12min a goodday to dIe hard daily 12.30, 9pm •1hr 44min Mt. zIon thu, fri, sat, tue, Wed 10.30am, 7pm; sun, Mon 7pm • PG •1hr 39min lIncoln daily 5.50pm •M•2hr 37min sIlverlInIngs playbook daily 1.30, 6.30pm •M•2hr 10min dJango unchaIned daily 12.40, 8.40pm •r16•2hr 52min quartet grey powerspecialscreening tocelebrate our new Week daysbefore5pm grey power discount Mon 11am *Grey Power Card Holders $10 M - Offensive language • 1hr 40min lIberal arts thu, fri, sat, tue, Wed 11.10am, 1.30, 4pm, 6.30pm, 8.30pm; sun, Mon 1.30, 4pm, 6.30pm, 8.30pm M •1hr 38min saMsara daily 1.15pm •PG•1hr 49min aMour *Subtitles* thu, fri, sat, tue, Wed 11am, 12.50, 1.45, 3.20, 5.50, 8.20pm; sun, Mon 12.50, 1.45, 3.20, 5.50, 8.20pm r13•2hr 8min searchIng for sugarMan thu, fri, sat, tue, Wed 11am, 4.15, 6.20pm, 8.20pm; sun, Mon 4.15, 6.20pm, 8.20pm M•1hr 26min les MIserables thu, fri, sat, tue, Wed 10.30am, 5.25pm; sun, Mon 5.25pm •M•2hr 45min arthouse fIlMs 3d oz: the great &poWerful thu, fri, sat, tue, Wed 10.40am, 3.20, 6pm; sun, Mon 3.20, 6pm PG • 2hr 10min 3d cIrque dusoleIl thu, sat, Wed 10.40am; fri, sun, tue 3.50pm •G•1hr 39min 3d lIfe of pI daily 1.15, 6.10pm •PG•2hr 14min Magic moments scarce in lame, gross rom-com MOVIE REVIEW: I GIVE IT A YEAR Matt Lawrey's MOVIE REVIEW Ill suited: Rose Byrne and Rafe Spall as Nat and Josh, a couple with romance problems in I Give It a Year. REVIEWS ONLINE To find out why Matt rates Silver Linings Playbook so highly and to catch other previously published reviews and watch trailers, visit theleader.co.nz BOTTOM LINE Occasionally hilarious, often gross but mostly average. (out of five) Also screening: Silver Linings Playbook (M) My favourite film of the year so far. Ever seen the Australian movie Two Hands? A sort of Goodfellas in jandals, Two Hands brought two talented young actors to the world's attention: Heath Ledger, who went on to global fame thanks to acclaimed performances in Monster's Ball, Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight; and Rose Byrne. As most people who read film reviews will know, Ledger died a few years back. Byrne, on the other hand, has been quietly building an impressive career. She's been good in dramas and horrors but it wasn't until Bridesmaids, in 2011, that anyone knew she could be funny. The folks at Britain's Work- ing Title Films (the makers of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones's Diary) were obviously paying attention because they hired her for the female lead in their latest romantic com- edy I Give It a Year. From the poster and the trailer, I Give It a Year prom- ises to be a lot like Four Wed- dings and a Funeral, with quirky English characters, a wedding, a bumbling bloke, a pretty lady and, apparently, laughs to be had. Unfortunately that promise isn't kept because I Give It a Year isn't even Two Weddings and Half a Funeral. Byrne plays Nat, an uptight professional whose most treasured possession is a pair of shoes. Rafe Spall plays Josh, a slothful writer having a hard time producing his sec- ond book. After a whirlwind romance Nat and Josh get married. Things do not go as planned and they find themselves seeking professional help for their marriage. Joining the leads are another Australian, Simon Baker, as a hunky business- man Nat fancies, and Amer- ican Anna Faris as Josh's saintly ex. The cast also includes the excruciatingly unfunny Ste- phen Merchant as Josh's best friend and the entertaining Minnie Driver as Nat's sister. Written and directed by Sacha Baron Cohen's writing partner Dan Mazer, I Give It a Year features two very funny scenes, a few mildly amusing ones and a lot of lame ones. It also includes some mind- lessly vulgar sequences that suggest desperation on Mazer's part. All the best rom-coms work because, while their stars may be glamorous, they touch on themes that everyone can identify with. I Give It a Year fails this test. It's full of characters saying things that don't ring true. A good example is a scene in which Josh's parents claim the first year of marriage is always the hardest. Excuse me? Free from the burdens of parenthood and still loved-up, I would have thought that traditionally year one was by far and away the easiest. The positives? Aside from the two very funny scenes, Byrne doesn't do her career any harm and Baker is nice to look at.
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