Like Apatow's "Funny People," the film is an intentional hybrid: half gag comedy, half open-ended exploration of everything that can go wrong -- and occasionally right -- between two people whom nature, if not society, means to be together.
You related this film to "Funny People" -- You deserve to rot in movie critic Purgatory..."The Five-Year Engagement" spent roughly thirty minutes drawing viewers in simply to disappoint for another hour and a half. I am not saying I hate you for even giving this movie a mediocre review, but I hate you. I truly, truly hate you. The fact that you work for the New Yorker proves that liberal arts degrees have ruined America. I know what you're thinking -- "Wow, people are too intense...people are too critical of something I do for a living -- I am just doing the best at something that it subjective"....exactly, you do this for a living and sadly subjectivity does not excuse how poorly you have done your job.
This film was awful.
I was angry after watching it. Thanks David Denby, you are an enabler of anger after poorly directed movies.
- A far too critical viewer
Oct 8 - 08:28 PM