Segel and Stoller could - no, should have been bolder: their leading lady deserves it.
| Original Score: 2/5
It's a long day's journey into relationship insight, but with fun on the way.
| Original Score: 3/5
It brings a light touch to modern romance, and the fact that commitment phobia, so long a male prerogative, is now being claimed by women.
| Original Score: 4/5
It's not one that you'd need to see again and again, but it does leave a very sweet taste in the mouth.
It's corny, but it keeps us laughing all the way through while stirring in some genuinely sweet moments.
Sadly, there's no getting around the obvious lack of chemistry between Blunt and her doughily bland co-star.
Watchable comedy with superb comic performances and a steady stream of decent gags, but it's also a good twenty minutes too long and is occasionally let down by some lazy plotting.
Another solid hit from Planet Apatow - charming, funny and remarkably in tune with real life.
This is a watchable but rather drab romcom which relies too often on Apatow-school cliché.
What The Five-Year Engagement lacks in belly laughs it makes up for in heart and soul, successfully exploring the genuine greys of a relationship instead of painting them black and white.
Segel and Blunt are charming as ever, and an accomplished supporting cast includes Chris Pratt as Tom's incidental bromance Alex and Rhys Ifans as Violet's lecherous mentor.
Like life, The Five-Year Engagement can be messy and irrational. The shame is that the film doesn't need to be those things quite to the degrees that they are.
| Original Score: C+
It's hard to root for a couple who are an obvious non-match.
| Original Score: 2/4
When it works, it works, and that is most of the time.
| Original Score: 7/10
Gradually slips from awkward-funny moments to droll dawdling along. While overstaying its welcome by half-an-hour, it becomes clear this is another tale of bourgeois-white-girl-and-boy-who-can't-quite-commit. The charm wears off.
Buried somewhere beneath more padding than Eddie Murphy's Norbit fat suit may lie an OK romantic comedy in The Five-Year Engagement.
More dark comedy than rom-com, perhaps a little too honest, like someone who is telling you something funny but then overshares just a little too much and spoils the moment.
Strikes a far more even tone than Bridesmaids, exploring emotional truths whilst maintaining a strong, but not suffocating, comedic edge.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Nicholas Stoller's inventive, funny, and sometimes subversive romantic comedy won't revive that benighted genre, but it does offer hope.
| Original Score: 3/4
Like most marriages it has rough patches but it's not a complete disaster and there is no Katherine Heigl in sight.