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The Five-Year Engagement (2012) Movie Reviews

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11/01/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Doughnut Experiment

Tom and Violet are already engaged after a year knowing each other. As out-of-marriage opportunities continuously come to their life during their engagement period, they choose to postpone the wedding.

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This is a sweet comedy-drama, with a decent story to follow. There are some unnecessary scenes and I think neither Emily Blunt nor Jason Segel stood out here. Not to mention that it is not THAT funny as I expected it to be, most of the laughter came from the supporting casts. Although, I like the the "elmo and cookie monster" scene, funny and at the same time, it makes sense.
The story (which I cannot relate to) has this sweetness at the surface. I only feel something somewhere in the middle of the movie. A lot of things are happening but it seemed to not really contribute to the ...

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01/26/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Five-Year Engagement review

The first 11 minutes just spells disaster. Just too many idiotic figures displayed. Tom Solomon (Jason Segel) is a chef who proposes to Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt). Alex Eilhauer (Chris Pratt) is probably the most annoying with so many lousy lines.The couple plan a wedding. "Are you pregnant?" Answer: "Just a little." Just one of several moronic dialogues through-out the picture. You have Alex swearing with a kid on the table, Tom not looking after the kid, Vaneetha and Ming toast, the moments of stupidity just ensues. Blunt was unimpressive and Segel just unfunny (effective on TV but just not onscreen in this rater's opinion). The Five-Year Engagement's humor was just not appealing for this reviewer. Lengthy, dull and plain uninteresting. Forgettable and ludicrous all the sam...

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09/22/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Dramedy!

Jason Segel and Emily Blunt play Tom and Violet, who met at a New Year's Eve party and got engaged exactly one year later. Tom is a talented sous-chef about to be promoted to the enviable position of top chef at a trendy San Francisco restaurant, while Violet is a psychology graduate student hoping to win a postdoctoral fellowship at Berkeley. Berkeley turns Violet down, but she eventually wins a fellowship in a two-year program at Michigan.

Tom willingly gives up his much-sought-after job and moves cross-country with Violet but the delay of their wedding and the growing friendship between Violet and her handsome and suspiciously charming Professor does not bode well for this couple as Tom struggles to fit into his new surroundings, eventually landing a lowly job at a sandwich shop. As...

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05/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Pleasant and Funny

As someone who generally dislikes romantic comedies, this film was a pleasant surprise. It is often funny and the characters are all easy to relate to. It is not a stereotypical chick flick as a the humor is quite male oriented (it was written by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller).

The Five-Year Engagement is the story of an ordinary couple: Tom Solomon (Jason Segel) is a chef in San Francisco living with his English girlfriend Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt) who has a PhD in psychology. They get engaged and plan their wedding, but the attention shifts Tom's friend Alex (Chris Pratt) and Violet's sister Suzie (Alison Brie) when Suzie announces that she is pregnant, disrupting their wedding plans. When Violet is offered a post-doctoral position at the University of Michigan, Tom gives up...

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