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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Critic Reviews for The Five-Year Engagement
This is a watchable but rather drab romcom which relies too often on Apatow-school cliché.
An exemplary modern romantic comedy, personal and symbolic, goofy and substantial, tightly imagined yet loosely strung, wise in bewilderment.
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.
A charming, funny, reactionary mating comedy from the Judd Apatow factory...
A fun, entertaining picture, and another credit to Segel's rising career as a writer and star.
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.
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..
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.
The Five-Year Engagement Quotes
|George Barnes:||The first important thing to remember about marriage is that it requires commitment. The second is that so does insanity.|
|Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer:||This is supposed to be exciting. It's your wedding - you only get a few of these!|
|Tom:||I want to be alone, but I want you here.|
|Violet:||I've dreamt about those receipts since I was a little girl|
|Violet:||I've dreamt about those receipts since I was a little girl.|
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