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Collin’s “I Give It a Year, Review” Has a Surprise Ending

In response to Robbie Collin’s 295‑word review of I Give It a Year on Daily Telegraph

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Robbie Collin’s “I Give It a Year, review” is a bit rough around the edges but manages to clean itself up by the end. Collin cleverly compares this film’s lead actor to a rom com alumni, which engages the readers, giving them an easy reference point for the rest of the review.

He briskly gets to his talking points and stays on a well-defined track for the majority of the time. There’s a strange break right before the last paragraph which gives the illusion that the review is over, but fear not… there is a last part to tie up any loose ends, so keep reading!

For the amount of praise that Collin throws this film’s way, it is strikingly odd that he doesn’t have a better choice of words to sum it all up. Instead of giving the movie a nod of approval, it reads more like a nonchalant shrug of take it or leave it.

Ultimately, this review is worth a reading session and you’ll probably feel glad that you stuck it out until the very end.    

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