Film Review: The Five Year Engagement

| 3 May , 2012 | 1 Reply

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
Starring: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt
Sassi’s Star Rating: 2.5/5

In The Five-Year Engagement, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt play Tom and Violet, a couple in love and quickly engaged. It looks like smooth sailing to the alter until a surprise from Violet\’s sister, played by the hilarious Alison Brie, throws a wrench in the plans. Tom and Violet are back on track down the aisle for a few moments, before a job opportunity sweeps them off again.

Shortly into the film Violet\’s mother, concerned about the couple\’s engagement after only one year of dating asks, ‘Do you know each other well enough?\’ The film follows this question, as a relocation tests the strength of their love, and Segel\’s sanity.

Directed by Nicholas Stoller and co-written by him and Segel, the film has a lot of comedic scenes, but the movie as a whole falls a bit flat. From the same producer as Bridesmaids, The Five-Year Engagement follows the blend of a romantic comedy with the humor of a guy\’s flick, but unlike Bridesmaids the mix is too rough.

The storyline is obvious, and after a key character makes a mistake, viewers cringe as the film still follows that long, unyielding predictability. Segel shows his usual charm and flashes of nudity, unfortunately it\’s not enough to carry the film.

If you\’re a diehard fan of Segel and don\’t mind a long film for some good comedy scenes, check out The Five-Year Engagement.

The Five Year Engagement is in Cinemas now!


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