Alvin, who's more than comfortable with solitude, is out to clear his mind on the duo's isolated adventure — but he'll need to learn to tolerate Lance's company first.
Tasked with repainting road stripes in a fire-ravaged rural Texas, the comfortably introverted Alvin (Paul Rudd, right) and the talkative but not-too-worldly Lance (Emile Hirsch) aren't the most natural allies — but in <em>Prince Avalanche</em>, they'll manage to connect at least a little.
The U.S. Postal Service lost some $16 billion last year and continues to bleed red ink. Congress has been unable to agree on a rescue plan.
The latest proposal would allow the post office to end Saturday delivery in a year and enable it to ship wine and beer.
The Postal Service's woes are familiar: People don't really send letters anymore, so first-class mail is down, and Congress makes the post office prepay future retiree benefits to the tune of $5.5 billion a year.
The typical romantic comedy might end with the wedding, but for Josh (Rafe Spall) and Nat (Rose Byrne), that's just the beginning of the story of <em>I Give It a Year.</em>
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In addition to their own doubts and dubiosity, Josh and Nat's marriage faces an external challenge or two in the persons of Nat's smooth-talking repeat flirtation (Simon Baker) and Josh's agreeably sensible ex (Anna Farris).
Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 5:55 pm
I Give It a Year is about what you'd expect from the warped mind of Dan Mazer — Sacha Baron Cohen's close collaborator on Da Ali G Show, Borat and Bruno. Which is to say: a raucously funny comic romance that's deaf and blind to the blithe spirit of romantic comedy.