Simon Baker’s film isn’t about surfing so much as it is about riding a wave that must eventually break and recede.
If nothing else, Dan Mazer’s I Give It a Year serves as a corrective to the married-with-children worldview that dominates a certain strand of mainstream comedies.
Strange as it may sound, the absence of melodrama is the film’s greatest strength.
J.C. Chandor is able to mine potent workplace drama, and pluck tender nerves that are widespread among the current populace.
It looks as though Smith will be another victim of a good idea given a poor execution.
The film is a familiar rehashing of what Romero already covered in Day of the Dead.