The Five-Year Engagement
A comedy about the journey between popping the question and tying the knot.
Exactly one year after Tom meets Violet, he surprises her with a wedding ring. By all accounts, Tom and Violet are destined for their happily ever after. However, this engaged couple just keep getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle.
My wife wanted to watch this so since I like Jason Segel I said what the hell! About 3 quarters of the way through my wife and I looked at each other and she said does this seem like it's taking forever? I'm not sure on the run-time but it actually felt like I was watching it for 5 years. Now with that out of the way it wasn't as bad as it could of been and there were a few decent laughs. It just seemed to take a really long time for it to get to a what amounted to a typical rom-com happy ending. Other than that I don't have much to say about it so I'm conclude by saying it wasn't horrible, I've definitely seen worse, but I would never watch it again.
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As slow as thick shit through a funnel.
The funny thing is it really felt like .......wait for it....... are you ready?.............A FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT! WAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH ahaha hahahaha heh hm ahem .....right, sorry about that.
Less running time, more jokes please!
If there is one thing you can guarantee from a Judd Apatow produced movie is that it will be at least half an hour too long and feature rambling and indulgent improvisational comedy sequences before descending into trite heartwarming territory. The Five-Year Engagement follows this formula to the letter with a pedestrian story as an engaged coupled try and navigate the (not very entertaining) pitfalls of their extended engagement.
Jason Segel and Emily Blunt star as the would-be married couple who have to postpone their nuptials due to external factors - relocating for a new job, extramarital temptations etc. Yet whilst the film attempts to explore real world strains rather than manufactured obstacles, the story struggles to come to life…
A perfectly fine romantic comedy — nothing that will set your world on fire, but if you're after an easy watch with a few laughs and a happy ending then this fits the bill. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Emily Blunt in a comedic role, having seen her previously only in more serious fare, and it was entertaining watching Alison Brie go British for her part too. The supporting cast is great, and Segel and Blunt work well together, but overall it's a little longer than it needs to be.
I usually like romantic comedies but this one nope.
The watching experience was Ok...nice....crap...boring...boring...ok...fastforwrd....the end. Everything was just avg or below average. For a comedy flick it wasn't that funny either.
Even when Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller are misfiring, they somehow manage to charm me just enough to where I just cannot bring myself to give them a bad review. There are plenty of things that make "The Five-Year Engagement" an uneven comedy, but after a second viewing I also found enough things to like about it that offset some of the failures.
I'm not sure if they drew from real experiences or not this time around (I'd bet not), but that's what made Segel's first collaboration with Stoller, "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", one of the best comedies of the last few years. That film had a storyline that was easy to relate to, and the characters and pacing were so…
The films success hangs on how much you can like the central characters, and as they are both played by Jason Segel and Emily Blunt who its hard not to like the five year engagement does run fairly smoothly with a decent amount of laughter at the start a not a funny (But still very funny) lull in the middle and a quick rushed ending which it manages to get away with thanks to this scene www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvps0Q9-UqQ which is by far the funniest of the film.
Way more funny than I expected. I heard bad things about this movie so I was worried when starting to watch it, but once it started I was cracking up. Even though there are semi-serious parts for the most part its a funny romantic-comedy. Jason and Emily have amazing chemistry, and Chris and Alison were great supporting. All together it was a funny film that I enjoyed.
A strong comic ensemble headed by Jason Segel and Emily Blunt offers a more realistic romantic comedy. Maybe too downbeat for some, but I found it refreshing.
I don't expect this type of comedy to be this cinematic and when I do the highest - and lowest - bar is Apatow's Funny People. A drama film is judged, by even the least savvy viewer, on how many different elements contribute to the overall mood. A comedy, on the other hand, is usually judged on how funny the actors are and how good the jokes are. Camera work? Production design? What of it?
Stoller's film (written by him and Segal) lets these other elements participate (for instance, there's a backwards-moving shot during the bird-dance that quite impressed me). Overall, they've written and produced a near-perfect romantic comedy: Segal and Blunt have fantastic chemistry, aside from their being great…
Probably one of the better romantic comedies I've seen. I use the word "romantic" very loosely. Jason Segel is Jason Segel, so if you don't like him, you certainly won't like this. Also... Alison Brie with a bad English accent...?
ik heb de film zelfs ni eens afgekeken omdat em zo saai en lang is. Het verhaal is goed ma de film zou sterk ingekort moete worden
¨This is supposed to be exciting. It's your wedding - you only get a few of these! ¨
The Five-Year Engagement is a rare and honest Hollywood romantic comedy which explores the relationship between a couple with its usual up and downs in a very sincere way. It does have some unauthentic moments as well, but for the most part it does take the story pretty seriously. You can`t have a romantic comedy without those few eccentric moments Jason Segel likes to add to his work. These moments don't work really well (the New Year`s costume party with Segel in a pink bunny suit, the ending which I don`t want to give away, and a weird scene between Segel and…
Miese Rom-Com mit einem ganz schwachen Hauptdarsteller. Eine Chemie zwischen Blunt und Segel ist nicht zu spüren. Ein paar Schmunzler, aber kein einziger richtiger Lacher. Dazu mit über 2 Stunden viel zu lang. Eine charmante Emily Blunt und ein guter Rhys Ifans retten den Film knapp vor einem totalen Desaster.
I checked out of this one right around the time that Segal became a mountain man for no good reason whatsoever. Long on running time, short on laughs, and interminably dull through the middle. Shame, because the first twenty or thirty minutes were promising, and Blunt and Segal had great chemistry. Ending was dumb as all hell too.