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The Five-year Engagement

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Five-year Engagement
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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.
Title: The five-year engagement
[dvd]
Publisher: [United States] : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2012.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (125 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Notes: Title from web page.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Summary: 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.
Audience: Rating 14A
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Credits: Producers, Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller, Rodney Rothman ; writers, Jason Segal, Nicholas Stoller.
Performers: Emily Blunt, Mimi Kennedy, Jason Segel, Chris Pratt.
System Details: DVD, widescreen presentation; described video.
Other Language: English, Spanish or French dialogue; Spanish or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Headings: Man-woman relationships Fiction. Fiancés Fiction.
Genre/Form: Romantic comedy films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
Fiancés
Publisher No: MCA151989002
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Apr 11, 2014
  • ashleysears rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If you are meant to be with someone, you will end up with them, even if there is a mess in the middle of your lives.

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.

Feb 15, 2014
  • jds1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good movie. Funny and touching at the same time. Anyone who has had ups and downs in a relationship can relate to this movie. Light hearted, a good watch.

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
  • veganboy 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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Jul 14, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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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?

Jul 14, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A couple (he's a sous chef, she's a post-doc psychologist) get engaged. However, they struggle with their relationship when their engagement is constantly being delayed for the sake of their careers and other responsibilities.

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Jul 14, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Other: A male rear-end is shown twice, but not in a sexual manner.

Jul 14, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The accidental shooting of a human being in the leg with a crossbow (although it's played for laughs and shown in the trailers and TV ads, so I'm not sure how frightening or intense one may deem this scene)

Jul 14, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: A brief sex scene (for comedic effect, with little to no nudity).

Jul 14, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Violence associated with hunting (shooting deer, etc.)

Jul 14, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Lots of swearing and obscene words

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Jul 14, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violet: "Are you pregnant?" / Suzie: "Just a little." / Violet: "Who's the guy?" / Suzie whimpers. / Violet: "No! He is a moron!" / Suzie: "...Yeah."

Jul 14, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I don't think we can figure out all of our problems before we get married, but I promise you that I'll just love you every step of the way.

Jul 14, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Grandparents do have a tendency to die.

Jul 14, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

(singing his ex-girlfriends) "Jenny Newman, Britta Kay, Anna Pinya, Lizzie Gray, this korean, that Korean, and Lizzie Gray again."

Jul 14, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is supposed to be exciting. It's your wedding - you only get a few of these!

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The Five Year Engagement Movie Review

The Five Year Engagement Movie Review

The Five-year Engagement - trailer

Jul 14, 2012
  • britprincess1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Nick Stoller Discusses Elmo and Cookie Monster Scene

A Q & A about (arguably) the best scene in THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT.

Find it at LPL

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