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The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the irreverent comedy The Five-Year Engagement. Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director Nicholas Sto... read more read more...ller, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Rodney Rothman (Get Him to the Greek) looks at what happens when an engaged couple, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. -- (C) Universal

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DVD Release Date: September 4, 2012

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  • May 8, 2014
    Like Stoller's previous movies, this perceptive romantic comedy is less about the laughs (they are there, only timidly) than actually offering a keen and complex look into modern relationships, and it could have been even better if not for a long middle act, uneven in tone and pa... read morecing.
  • September 6, 2013
    Another rom-com? Well, this one is quite unique for its originality even though the story is quite usual.. A couple get together, decide to marry.. And then someone's dream come but the others gave up their dream and so it goes until their breakup.. But the must funny thing is th... read moree ending which I like for surprising, and the choice of Jason Segel and Emily Blunt to lead this movie is quite a good choice..
  • June 28, 2013
    Best thing about this was seeing my former home and current home all looking mighty purty. Oh, and the falling down on the ice stuff.
  • June 27, 2013
    Having had a rather long engagement myself I can justifiably say that they got it right with this film. There was no awkward and unnecessary gross-out scenes, not silly animal scenes, no unnecessary slap-stick scenes and most of all, thankfully no ad-libbing. Nicholas Stoller is ... read morea good writer and the two leads, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt are both perfect in their roles, both believable and both brilliant. I don't get all the hate for this film, people seems to prefer Friends with kids, Grown Ups and What to Expect When You're Expecting to this film which I find astonishing. It's not perfect but it's sweet, believable, original and funny.
  • June 19, 2013
    Really enjoyable rom-com
  • March 29, 2013
    An average romcom , its a watchable comedy with a few laughs. Blunt is enjoyable, Siegel is average!
  • December 8, 2012
    Well..this movie sweet, and funny at times. Gangbusters beginning, and adorable ending, but unfortunately the middle lost the spark. Not at all a bad film, just could have been better.....
  • November 5, 2012
    this was a frustrating film. the actors were great and i loved seeing alison brie, but the first half of the film was so good, and the last half nearly unwatchable. the "falling out" sequence really derailed the entire film. it lost its humor and made the end awkward and less ... read moresatisfying. the first half made me laugh enough so as not to hate the film.
  • September 29, 2012
    Enjoyable. Some laugh out loud moments, but mostly just a nice movie about a relationship that has gone off track. Loved the cast, the sister was hilarious. Much better than I expected.
  • September 19, 2012
    There was very little comedy in this romantic foil from producer Judd Apatow and director Nicolas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek). Both have worked with Segel before, and both have tried to create humor out of the ordinary lives of real people. This was ... read moreobviously supposed to have a lot of heart and be grounded in real life and love, but I got very little of that from this. The characters are always very awkward and when the trouble begins, very early in the film, it makes the characters unlikable and especially exasperating. We don't get a good enough feel for the characters to have them descend into depression at the very start of the film. Most of the funny moments are sight gags, which are all thrown in from the trailer. It's in no way heartfelt, whimsical, or tragic. It's simply somber all the way through, with deranged characters and a lifeless plot. What should have happened is that they kept running into roadblocks, and there was a lot of interesting and calamitous results from it. Instead it's just a couple of people who can't seem to communicate with each other. The setting is maudlin, the supporting cast is a bunch of two dimensional wimps, and even when they try to be odd or strange it feels so forced and offensive that I can't get into it. It deals with a very serious issue, and when satirical or slapstick elements are introduced, it's tactless at best. I am actually really angry and bitter about my viewing experience, because through all the sad sack scenes, I feel nothing for the characters. They are ill defined, whining people who don't have much to make them special except their careers and their docile lives. It was so gun ho in the beginning; I had to laugh at some of it. Then it becomes dangerously sallow until a great montage scene with Segel and Dakota Johnson that simply blew me away. It didn't even possess the decency to end with a true happily ever after, though we sat through the entire two hour affair (far too long for a romantic comedy) for that pleasure. It drags throughout and has little staying power. Truly one of the bigger disappointments for me this year.

Critic Reviews

Tom Huddleston
June 19, 2012
Tom Huddleston, Time Out

This is a watchable but rather drab romcom which relies too often on Apatow-school cliché. Full Review

Richard Brody
May 1, 2012
Richard Brody, New Yorker

An exemplary modern romantic comedy, personal and symbolic, goofy and substantial, tightly imagined yet loosely strung, wise in bewilderment. Full Review

David Denby
May 1, 2012
David Denby, New Yorker

Like Apatow's "Funny People," the film is an intentional hybrid: half gag comedy, half open-ended exploration of everything that can go wrong -- and occasionally right -- between two people whom natur... Full Review

David Edelstein
April 30, 2012
David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture

A charming, funny, reactionary mating comedy from the Judd Apatow factory... Full Review

Stephen Whitty
April 28, 2012
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

A fun, entertaining picture, and another credit to Segel's rising career as a writer and star. Full Review

Andrew Lapin
April 28, 2012
Andrew Lapin, NPR

[It] feels poignant and real in a way few raunch comedies are. Full Review

Elizabeth Weitzman
April 28, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

Blunt has never been more relaxed, and she and Segel have a believably warm chemistry. Full Review

James Berardinelli
April 28, 2012
James Berardinelli, ReelViews

Some of the comedic material provokes laughter and some doesn't, but nearly all of it feels wrong. It's as if the jokes have been shoehorned into the movie because it was deemed too dramatic. Full Review

Richard Roeper
April 27, 2012
Richard Roeper, Richard

Sometimes uneven and sometimes beyond gross, but more often it's funny, smart and different. Full Review

Peter Rainer
April 27, 2012
Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

What keeps the film from seeming shrill is that Tom and Violet, despite everything, genuinely love each other, and their careers dilemma is not played for easy laughs. Full Review

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    • George Barnes: The first important thing to remember about marriage is that it requires commitment. The second is that so does insanity.
    • Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer: This is supposed to be exciting. It's your wedding - you only get a few of these!
    • Tom: I want to be alone, but I want you here.
    • Violet: I've dreamt about those receipts since I was a little girl.
    • Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer: The worst choice you can make, is no choice at all.
    • Violet Barnes: I don't think we can figure out all of our problems before we get married, but I promise you that I will just love you every step of the way.

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