Five-Year Engagement Movie Reviews
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A good movie, that could have been great. It was as-if the writers wrote a good romantic comedy for adults, and then realized that the adults would probably be bringing their teenage boys to the movie with them. As such, the movie is overloaded with raunchy material that simply does not fit and seems aimed at kids in junior high school. Yeah, some of it was funny, but it really detracted from an otherwise really good story line. If the raunchy teenage jokes would have been removed, I would have given this 5 stars. It's still good, but could have been better.
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It's hard to go wrong with Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, the guys that created "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", but do a pretty good job of it in "The Five-Year Engagement", a movie that feels just about as long. My problems with this movie started in its premise. Segel plays Tom and Emily Blunt plays Violet. Right at the beginning, they're a couple, and about five minutes into the movie, they're engaged. The rest of the film is obstacles being thrown in their way to stop them from making it to the altar. It could be his friend and her sister hooking up and getting married, or Violet moving to Michigan for her graduate studies and Tom miserably following along. The question I had the whole time was: Why not just go to City Hall, or just break up and find someone else? There were some funny moments (especially from Alison Brie, who plays Violet's sister), and Segel and Blunt make funny, cute, always enjoyable leads. But I couldn't shake the feeling that I was watching a movie, because no one in real life would ever allow this kind of thing to drag out so long. I wanted to scream at them to go or get off the pot.
I really liked this film and I recommend seeing it in the theaters. I thought that the film was really smart, funny and I loved the cast. I adore Jason Segel and i love everything that he is in, he is such a nice guy that every movie that he is in radiates warmness. I am a big fan of Emily Blunt as well and she and Segel had an amazing chemistry in this film. I was engaged through the whole film and really rooted for the couple. I am a fan of romantic comedies and have not seen a good one in a really long time so this film was very refreshing and fun to watch. Overall, I think this movie is definitely worth the price of the movie ticket.
I went to see this film with my girlfriend because she really wanted to see it. I usually do not enjoy watching romantic comedies but this one was actually alright and I recommend seeing it in the theaters. I really like Jason Segel and I enjoy watching him act, i also thought that Emily Blunt was great as usual and they both had pretty great chemistry together and were very believable as a couple. The film was extremely funny but I did laugh couple of times and I think the humor was pretty grown up and smart which I really liked. Overall, it is a good film and I think it is worth the price of the movie ticket.
I really liked this film and recommend seeing it in the theaters. I thought this film was interesting, funny and entertaining and if you like movies about relationships then I really suggest you see this one. Segel and Blunt have a great chemistry in this film and they are both such a great and likable actors, I think this movie benefited hugely from their talent. I thought that the supporting cast was great as well and some of the actors even outshined the leads in some scenes. I also liked this film because I could relate to it and that is very important. Overall, I had a great time watching this film.