The Five-year Engagement

(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Five-year Engagement
Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the film looks at what happens when an engaged couple keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2012]
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE F
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternate Title: 5 year engagement


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Jason Segel, Emily Blunt and Chris Pratt

Jason Segel, Emily Blunt and Chris Pratt

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Dec 22, 2014
  • Persnickety77 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a lot cuter than I was expecting, and it had some laugh out loud moments

Sep 18, 2014
  • JMGP rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I picked up this movie because I really like Emily Blunt; but, unfortunately, it was torturous to watch. It is very, very crude for the sake of comedy. Not my taste. I'm tired of watching characters fall into bed with partner after partner. There is no true love there. Why did I compel myself to watch the whole two hours. Perhaps, I hoped it would redeem itself somehow.

Mar 21, 2014
  • epotter8811 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I see this film as a companion to Bridesmaids in terms of looking at young-ish adult life and relationships with humor and sadness. The difference is that Bridesmaids is uproariously funny more often than not. The Five Year Engagement is far from being "uproarious" or anything like it. I chuckled at parts but much of it is bittersweet with more emphasis on the bitter part. Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, the same team behind the superior "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" don't quite find the same kind of magic here. Emily Blunt is always a breath of fresh air, and Alison Brie is immensely likable (especially in a scene where the two are forced to have an argument in Muppet voices). I like what Segel is going for, but he just doesn't quite achieve it here.

Feb 21, 2014
  • crankylibrarian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Although pitched as a comedy, this poses touchy questions about the sacrifices involved in an equal relationship.Emily Blunt plays a psychology grad student who's been admitted to a prestigious program at U. of M, but her adored fiance (Jason Segal) has just been offered his dream job as a chef in Chicago. Whose career will come first, and how much will each sacrifice for the other? There's some painful physical comedy at Segal's expense, and a delightful "opposites attract" relationship between Blunt's cool sister and Segal's boorish best friend, but fundamentally, this is a bittersweet examination of whether love truly does conquer all.

Jan 20, 2014
  • lcrayton2477 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

What I saw was ok, not many laughs but the dvd was so stratched scenes 9-20 played in silent slow motion so i just read about the movie on Wikimedia.

Loved it. It may be a girlie movie but it has some taste.

Crude and stupid behavior. Might appeal to a 13 year old, otherwise a waste of time.

Nov 20, 2013
  • lobsterandtheliver rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Not a very good movie- in fact it wasn't funny and was often boring.

Nov 20, 2013
  • EastVanVegan rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Umm, I do not recall ever laughing. Only decent scene was when two of the female supporting actors impersonated Cookie Monster and Elmo.

The Five Year Engagement starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt is a good movie, it's a typical romance/comedy. It's not a masterpiece or an I absolutely have to see this type movie but it's entertaining and there's many comedy parts which really are hilarious. The writings good, the acting's well done, so if your into these types of movies, I would watch it. Tom Solomon (Jason Segel), a sous chef at a fancy restaurant, and Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt), a psychology PhD graduate, are a happy couple in San Francisco who get engaged a year after they began dating. The story follows this couple go through their ups and downs and all the unexpected events that keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together. The title fits well as it's exactly what it states the five years of engagement the couple went through. The characters, both primary and secondary, were very likable and were also well developed and the two main characters had a nice on screen chemistry. Although the story had it ridiculous parts as to add to the humour, the story and drama that unfolded was pretty realistic and believable. Being a two hour movie, it did seem to drag on a little bit at some points and several scenes could have been edited down, I think the movie only needed 1 hour and a half. Overall this movie was enjoyable and fun and I would recommend it for teenagers and adults who want a good laugh and a light, happy ending.

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Dec 02, 2012
  • Heather4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I couple meets by chance at a New Year's Eve party one year, they start dating and by the next New Year's he is getting ready to propose to her. They are ready to get married, even have the engagement party and start planning it, till things start to change as she gets a chance for the job of her dreams in another city and state. The couple moves and puts things on hold, but every time the couple turns around something happens to delay the wedding date yet another year. After much resentment about the move and some cheating the couple breaks up. They both move on with their lives following their dreams and their dream jobs. Can they find love? Can they work things out and find the love that they once had for each other again? Will they get married and stop letting things get in the way?


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