Stephen Merchant delivers a toe-curling best man’s speech in I Give It a Year trailer

Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Anna Faris and Simon Baker also star in the new British comedy from the makers of Bridget Jones's Diary and Love Actually

If you think the idea of Stephen Merchant delivering the best man’s speech at your wedding is a good thing, think again. One look at his address in the trailer for new British comedy I Give It a Year is guaranteed to have your toes curling. 


From the producers of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Love Actually – and the writer of Sacha Baron Cohen films Borat and Bruno – comes a British comedy with a twist. Picking up where most romcoms leave off, Rose Byrne plays Nat – an ambitious high-flier who has just married struggling novelist Josh (Rafe Spall).

Despite their differences, the pair have been deliriously happy but in the aftermath of their wedding the honeymoon period is quick to wear off and both acknowledge to gleeful therapist Olivia Colman that something is amiss. 

Temptation is offered in the form of Anna Faris as Josh’s mousy ex-flame Chloe and Simon Baker as Nat’s handsome American client Guy – as their first wedding anniversary approaches, will the couple commit to one another or go their separate ways?


With references to nudity, sex with five-year-old bridesmaids and Asian lesbians, this certainly isn’t one to see with your parents, but, warning aside, it’s set to hit UK cinemas on 8 February 2013. Check out the trailer below: