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The Five-year Engagement

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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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
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2012]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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: MPAA rating R for sexual content, and language throughout. Also includes unrated version.
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Statement of Responsibility: Universal Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media an Apatow/Stoller Global Solutions production ; produced by Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller, Rodney Rothman ; written by Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller ; directed by Nicholas Stoller
Performers: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Rhys Ifans, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie.
System Details: DVD, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; English Dolby digital 5.1, DVS Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo (English), DTS surround 5.1 (French), DTS Digital surround 5.1 (Spanish).
Other Language: English, Spanish or French dialogue; Spanish or French subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Headings: Fiancés Drama. Man-woman relationships Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.
Topical Term: Fiancés
Man-woman relationships
Publisher No: 61120750
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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
  • 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.

Aug 12, 2013
  • modestgoddess rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

We wanted to like this movie, because we liked Bridesmaids so much and this is from the makers of, or some such. This movie is NOT VERY GOOD! That being said, the scene in which the sisters talk in the voices of Elmo and Cookie is fantastic - but only, I suspect, if you've seen the rest. That scene alone made it worth the other dross and I went and found it on YouTube and bookmarked it - very clever and funny. Probably not worth looking up without knowing the rest of the movie, but also the only reason for watching the rest of the movie. Very lame.

I saw the movie and I had liked it
I had laughed through the movie
this is not for children to watch

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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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