The Five-Year Engagement

2012

The Five-Year Engagement

Critics 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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Total Count: 171
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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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Cast

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
Kumail Nanjiani
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 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 (171) | Top Critics (44)

  • 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.

    Jun 21, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's not one that you'd need to see again and again, but it does leave a very sweet taste in the mouth.

    Jun 21, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This is a watchable but rather drab romcom which relies too often on Apatow-school cliché.

    Jun 19, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • An exemplary modern romantic comedy, personal and symbolic, goofy and substantial, tightly imagined yet loosely strung, wise in bewilderment.

    May 1, 2012 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    May 1, 2012 | Full Review…

    David Denby

    New Yorker
    Top Critic
  • A charming, funny, reactionary mating comedy from the Judd Apatow factory...

    Apr 30, 2012 | Full Review…

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