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Peter Keough’s “In ‘I Give It a Year,’ Romance Meets Raunch” Gets Cut Short

In response to Peter Keough’s 116‑word review of I Give It a Year on Boston Globe

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The first part of Peter Keough’s “In ‘I Give It a Year,’ romance meets raunch” may leave you wondering what movie is being reviewed. But the author finally does deliver in the eleventh hour, leaving readers frantically re-contextualizing what they have just read in order to make any sense of their reading experience.

Just as the main analysis sequence gets underway, the rug is pulled out from under the readers, as they are abruptly met with a bleak “Full story for subscribers.” The dreaded paywall thus thwarts all plans to obtain any sort of resolution.

And so, much as it was with Inception’s final spinning top, it ultimately is up to the audience to imagine how this piece might conclude. That is, unless some brave soul has the wherewith-all to make the jump back into the dream and retrieve that which is currently unattainable.

Just how does the romance meet the raunch? What of the “mumblecore” style? How does the “side of blandness” jive with a “jarring” “tonal clash”? There’s only one way to know.

Just 99¢ for 4 weeks. Any volunteers?   

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