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Rated R · 124 minutes · 2012

Romantic comedy
This one feels more like a 50-year engagement. Jason Segel and Emily Blunt star as a couple who get engaged but wind up postponing their wedding for career considerations. While Segel and Blunt have some decent comedic chemistry, this one just drags on and on and on. What’s more, while they work as a comedic team, they don’t really click as a romantic couple, making it all seem a little strange that they are together in the first place. Directed by Nicholas Stoller, who co-wrote the screenplay with frequent writing partner Segel, the two fail to capture the magic that made their prior effort, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, so funny. The humor here is mostly flat, peppered with the occasional laughs, which mostly come from Segel’s character trying to adjust to life in Michigan after living the big life in San Francisco. Segel says he won’t be in the next Muppet movie because he wants to do human movies. As this movie shows, humans can be really boring.
Official Site: tomandviolet.com/blog
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Producer: Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller, Rodney Rothman, Richard Vane and Jason Segel
Cast: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Rhys Ifans, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Mimi Kennedy, David Paymer, Jackie Weaver, Jim Piddock, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, Randall Park, Brian Posehn, Chris Parnell, Dakota Johnson and Gina Ragnone

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Charleston City Paper The Five-Year Engagement is no Bridesmaids Hitting the screen from a script written by Jason Segal and longtime partner Nicholas Stoller, Engagement is the story of Tom (Segal) and Violet (Emily Blunt), a young San Francisco couple who get engaged on New Year’s Eve after one year of dating. by Isaac Weeks 04/27/2012
The Coast Halifax The Five-Year Engagement nearly feels that long Two hours is more time than you'll want to stay with this couple by Jacob Boon 04/26/2012
Portland Mercury Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails Has Jason Segel made chick flicks safe with The Five-Year Engagement? by Ned Lannamann 04/26/2012
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