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.

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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) Universal
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Jason Segel
as Tom Solomon
Emily Blunt
as Violet Barnes
Chris Pratt
as Alex Eilhauer
Alison Brie
as Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer
Lauren Weedman
as Chef Sally
Mimi Kennedy
as Carol Solomon
David Paymer
as Pete Solomon
Jacki Weaver
as Sylvia Dickerson-Barnes
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 Manager
Ellen Grubba
as Botanical Garden Manager
Kevin Yon
as Rabbi
Heather Mathieson
as Female Justice of the Peace
Kevin Hart
as Doug
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
Gina Ragnone
as Ashley
Kenneth Small
as Not Zach
Francesca Delbanco
as Cake Shop Owner
Tyler Hamway
as Vaneetha's Date in Bar
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 Peace
Nicholas Totis
as Vaneetha's Boyfriend
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Critic Reviews for The Five-Year Engagement

All Critics (165) | Top Critics (43)

This is a watchable but rather drab romcom which relies too often on Apatow-school cliché.

Full Review… | June 19, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

An exemplary modern romantic comedy, personal and symbolic, goofy and substantial, tightly imagined yet loosely strung, wise in bewilderment.

Full Review… | May 1, 2012
New Yorker
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 30, 2012
New Yorker
Top Critic

A charming, funny, reactionary mating comedy from the Judd Apatow factory...

Full Review… | April 29, 2012
New York Magazine/Vulture
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A fun, entertaining picture, and another credit to Segel's rising career as a writer and star.

Full Review… | April 28, 2012
Newark Star-Ledger
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[It] feels poignant and real in a way few raunch comedies are.

Full Review… | April 28, 2012
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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 Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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
Sanjaya 丘耀文

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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
Julie B

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