The Five-Year Engagement (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)



Critic Consensus: While certainly overlong, The Five-Year Engagement benefits from the easy chemistry of its leads and a funny, romantic script with surprising depth and intelligence.

Movie Info

The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the irreverent comedy The Five-Year Engagement. Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director Nicholas Stoller, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Rodney Rothman (Get Him to the Greek) looks at what happens when an engaged couple, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. -- (C) Universalmore
Rating: R (for sexual content, and language throughout)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nicholas Stoller, Jason Segel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 4, 2012
Box Office: $28.6M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


Jason Segel
as Tom Solomon
Emily Blunt
as Violet Barnes
Chris Pratt
as Alex Eilhauer
Alison Brie
as Suzie Barnes-Eilhaue...
Lauren Weedman
as Chef Sally
Mimi Kennedy
as Carol Solomon
David Paymer
as Pete Solomon
Jacki Weaver
as Sylvia Dickerson-Bar...
Jim Piddock
as George Barnes
Eric Scott Cooper
as B&B Manager
Rhys Ifans
as Winton Childs
Mindy Kaling
as Vaneetha
Jane Carr
as Grandma Katherine
Michael Ensign
as Grandpa Harold
Madge Levinson
as Grandma Leonora
Murray Miller
as SF Wedding Barn Mana...
Ellen Grubba
as Botanical Garden Man...
Kevin Yon
as Rabbi
Heather Mathieson
as Female Justice of th...
Kumail Nanjiani
as Pakistani Chef
Mohammed Wajid
as Pakistani Chef
Gerry Bednob
as Pakistani Chef
Tim Heidecker
as Negotiating Chef
Molly Shannon
as Onion Chef
Brian Posehn
as Tarquin
Suzanne Kluce
as Deli Customer
Tracee Chimo
as Margaret
Kenneth Small
as Not Zach
Francesca Delbanco
as Cake Shop Owner
Tyler Hamway
as Vaneetha's Date in B...
Michele Messmer
as Band Manager
Fred Lindholm
as Bingo Caller
Aaron Lustig
as Michigan Rabbi
Chris Newman
as Used Car Lot Guy
Davone McDonald
as Taco Customer
Laurie Brown
as Professor Walch
Nicholas Delbanco
as Professor Delbanco
Corey John Fischer
as Male Justice of the ...
Nicholas Totis
as Vaneetha's Boyfriend
Chris Newman
as Used Car Lot Guy
Eric Scott-Cooper
as B&B Manager
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Critic Reviews for The Five-Year Engagement

All Critics (165) | Top Critics (43)

Probably should have just focused on the Chris Pratt and Alison Brie characters.

Full Review… | June 23, 2013

More often, the movie reduces everything to sitcom levels of tidiness and routine.

Full Review… | June 20, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

You'd be challenged to laugh once during a two-hour-plus slog in which much of the intended hilarity resides in frequent utterances of the F-bomb, venison and Wham! posters.

Full Review… | June 2, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

It's a bit over-stuffed, but the narrative does come full-circle and successfully balances charming comedy gags grounded in a memorable and contemporary love story.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012

You'll definitely laugh and it's hard to resist the adorableness factor of Blunt and Segel.

Full Review… | September 17, 2012
We Got This Covered

The Jason Segel-Emily Blunt romcom has a cold, standoffish first act but ultimately warms up, becoming a genuinely sweet romantic comedy.

Full Review… | September 10, 2012

Audience Reviews for The Five-Year Engagement


Like Stoller's previous movies, this perceptive romantic comedy is less about the laughs (they are there, only timidly) than actually offering a keen and complex look into modern relationships, and it could have been even better if not for a long middle act, uneven in tone and pacing.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


Another rom-com? Well, this one is quite unique for its originality even though the story is quite usual.. A couple get together, decide to marry.. And then someone's dream come but the others gave up their dream and so it goes until their breakup.. But the must funny thing is the ending which I like for surprising, and the choice of Jason Segel and Emily Blunt to lead this movie is quite a good choice..

Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer


Best thing about this was seeing my former home and current home all looking mighty purty. Oh, and the falling down on the ice stuff.

Julie B

Super Reviewer

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