The Five-Year Engagement
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

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 Stoller, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 4, 2012
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
63%
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User Score
52%



Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While certainly overlong, The Five-Year Engagement benefits from the easy chemistry of its leads and a funny, romantic script with surprising depth and intelligence.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

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

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

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

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

Probably should have just focused on the Chris Pratt and Alison Brie characters.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

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

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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

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Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine

More often, the movie reduces everything to sitcom levels of tidiness and routine.

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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 nature, if not society, means to be together.

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Andrew Lapin
NPR

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

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

You'd be challenged to laugh once during a two-hour-plus slog in which much of the intended hilarity resides in frequent utterances of the F-bomb, venison and Wham! posters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
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… More
Stuart Brooks
Really enjoyable rom-com
Sanjaya 丘耀文
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… More
Film Crazy
An average romcom , its a watchable comedy with a few laughs. Blunt is enjoyable, Siegel is average!
Julie B
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.
Cynthia S.
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… More