The Five-Year Engagement

The Five-Year Engagement

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The Five-Year Engagement

Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Lauren Weedman

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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  • 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.
  • September 12, 2012
    "This is supposed to be exciting. It's your wedding - you only get a few of these!"

    One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together.

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    Tom (Jason Segel) is a chef in San Francisco and Violet (Emily Blunt) is some sort of post-graduate academic in psychology: they are deeply in love, and on the point of getting engaged. Tom's career is doing well and Emily is looking for a local teaching post at Berkeley. However, just as they get engaged, Emily is turned down locally but is instead offered a post in Michigan. So they move to Michigan where Tom gets a job making sandwiches and hates it, and Emily gets on famously - not least because Professor Winton Childs (Rhys Ifans) fancies her. Inevitably, this friction drives them apart, yet they still love each other.

    This film has two strengths. One is that all the characters are quite good fun to be with. Even Tom's co-chef Alex (Chris Pratt), the graceless, crass, indiscreet character, is quite a nice guy and doesn't come across with the obnoxiousness which would have been there in an early Jonah Hill performance, for instance. And the other strength is that the central section, where Tom and Violet are moving towards splitting up and then do so, is unhappy and real. As a comedy, this has a fair number of chuckles and enjoyable performances (with Alison Brie as Violet's sister Suzie having some very funny bits of business), and a reasonable heart to it. It is perhaps overlong.

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