The Five-Year Engagement

Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Mindy Kaling, Chris Parnell

MV5BMTk3MDE1NTA3M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDcwNTMxNw@@._V1._SY317_Tom proposes to Violet after they have been going out together for a year. A lot of things, however, get in the way of their upcoming nuptials – moving to Michigan for Violet’s career, Tom being unhappy in Michigan, Tom’s career being on hold etc. They think they need everything to be perfect in order to get married, therefore, the engagement just goes on and on and there are several attempts to have a wedding. Will they get over themselves and get it together in the end, or are they not actually meant to be together?

If you’ve read any of my other reviews you’ll know that I love Jason Segel, nearly as much as I love Emily Blunt. So I was very excited to see them together in this film.

Unfortunately I was annoyed within the first five minutes. Not sure why – maybe it was the stereotypes, the blah blah wedding and marriage crap (every little girl’s dream – come on people, it’s the 21st Century!), or the fact that I was waiting for more humour too quickly. But hang in there, the film gets better as it goes along – you have to wait for the humour to kick in. And you think you know where it’s going, but if you’re patient, it takes a different path.

Overall, I was a little disappointed. The humour didn’t roll as smoothly as it should have, and I didn’t laugh enough (perhaps it would be better second time around). Thank goodness for supporting actors Chris Parnell and Mindy Kaling.

So it doesn’t stack up to Bridesmaids, but it’s definitely still worth a watch.



Posted on 04/01/2013, in the whole rom com list, weddings rom coms and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on The Five-Year Engagement.

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