After a relatively quiet month at the movies in January (save for Oscar favourites Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty being released on the last day), February is a much busier month, with plenty of new cinematic offerings. We’ll finally get to see Daniel Day-Lewis’ award-winning turn in Lincoln; Valentine’s Day romance comes in the form of Keira Knightley and Joe Wright’s latest collaboration, Anna Karenina, and the latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, Safe Haven; and there’s also a hilarious rom-com starring Aussies Rose Byrne and Simon Baker (in non-Australian roles), I Give It a Year. To make your movie selection process easier, we’ve collated all the trailers for these films and the rest of the February releases in one place, so click through!
Rose Byrne was back on the red carpet for the London premiere of I Give It a Year (out Feb. 28) last night. The Australian actress linked up with her onscreen sister, Minnie Driver, at the event, and they hugged and posed for photographers. Rose wasn’t the only Aussie there — Simon Baker, who tempts Rose’s character away from her husband, played by Rafe Spall, brought his charm to the premiere. Simon wasn’t able to make it to Sydney for the Australian premiere of I Give It a Year last week but Rose was on hand for press duties, and she told us about working with her “dishy” co-star: “I’ve known Simon socially for years and it was lovely. He’s so professional and fun, and our scenes were good too, we got to play around.”
There's been nothing quite as sweet as watching Aussie actress Rose Byrne rise to fame in the States. She's very sweet in real life (just ask Pop!), she's funny, and of course, she's crazy beautiful. We've had a serious case of hair envy for years now, but at the world premiere of I Give It a Year in Sydney last night, it was her skin that had us talking. So dewy and flawless, Rose has credited using rose hip oil alongside an SPF-based tinted moisturiser to keep her sensitive skin in-check, and because the oil is full of essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants — it is perfect for everyday use. Click through to zoom in on Rose's award-worthy skin now, and shop our favourite rose hip oils.
Rose Byrne stepped out in Sydney last night for the local premiere of I Give It a Year, and Pop was on the red carpet to interview the stylish leading lady in person. For us however it was her outfit of choice, and not her acting skills, that got our attention — with Rose opting for a sophisticated bordeaux-hued leather-spliced dress by Jill Stuart. Being the stalkerish-types that we are, we've hunted down the exact style which is still available online via Shopbop. Wanna see? Step inside to zoom in on Ms Byrne's stellar ensemble, then shop her frock! Don't say we don't try. . .
Event Cinemas on George Street in Sydney was decked out in pink for the Australian — and world — premiere of the new comedy I Give It a Year. Leading lady Rose Byrne, in a Jill Stuart dress, was on hand to walk the bridal-themed carpet, where she chatted with media and posed for photos with fans. In the film, which is released on Feb. 28, Rose and Rafe Spall play a couple trying to get through their first year of marriage, but an ex-girlfriend (Anna Faris) and handsome new client (Simon Baker), on top of the usual pressures of a new marriage, make reaching the one-year mark a seemingly impossible mission. We were on the red carpet to get the scoop from Rose on working with Simon and how true the movie is to that all-important first year.
Do you think this film could possibly deter people from marriage if they’re already unsure about it?
[Laughs] Yes and no. It’s very much a cinematic world that he’s [writer/director Dan Mazer] created so it’s to be taken with a grain of salt, but it does examine the first year of marriage, which I’ve actually always heard is really hard. I’m not married, but friends of mine say that first year is really hard, and if you can get through that you’re OK. That’s what I’ve heard.
Did you discuss it with your married friends and did they say, ‘Yes, that’s true’ about things?
I did! I definitely did. And Dan Mazer, our director, he was very open about that with his own marriage and the first year, and why it’s such a change and adjusting to that. And I’ve always loved the title because it very much sets up the world of the film very instantly, kind of like Bridesmaids, where you know right away what world you’re in.
What was it like to work opposite Simon Baker?
The dishy Simon Baker! Well I’ve known Simon socially for years and it was lovely. He’s so professional and fun, and our scenes were good too, we got to play around. And the dove scene, too, where they’re flying — oh my God. I’m scared of birds so that was rough [laughs].
Rose Byrne’s turn as a controlling, OTT friend in Bridesmaids has opened comedy doors for the actress, and in her next wedding-themed movie she’s stepping up as the lead. In I Give It a Year, Nat (Byrne) and Josh (Rafe Spall) are a couple navigating their first year of marriage, and it isn’t easy — they’ve got family and friends saying they won’t make it, and they visit a counsellor around the nine-months mark. When Josh’s ex-girlfriend Chloe (Anna Faris) and Nat’s handsome new client Guy (Simon Baker) come into the picture, the situation gets, as you can imagine, a little more complicated.
It’s a UK comedy so it does have a British sense of humour, as well as the usual supporting characters who are either hilarious or verging on the annoying side. Byrne and Spall have some snappy one-liners while Faris and Baker seem to offer little more than eye candy, but that’s just judging from this preview. Check out the trailer after the jump.