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The Five-Year Engagement 2012

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Judd Apatow-produced romantic comedy starring Emily Blunt and Jason Segel. Anglo-American couple Violet (Blunt) and Tom (Segel) fall in love and soon after decide to get married. But the wedding is repeatedly delayed by the various intricate and perplexing circumstances in which they find themselves, to the point where both parties - and their families - start to wonder if they are doing the right thing after all.

Starring:
Mindy Kaling, Rhys Ifans
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 59 minutes
Starring Mindy Kaling, Rhys Ifans, Kevin Hart, Chris Parnell., Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt, Jacki Weaver, David Paymer
Director Nicholas Stoller
Genres Comedy, Romance
Studio UNIVERSAL
Rental release 28 December 2012
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 59 minutes
Starring Mindy Kaling, Rhys Ifans, Kevin Hart, Chris Parnell., Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt, Jacki Weaver, David Paymer
Director Nicholas Stoller
Genres Comedy, Romance
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK
Rental release 28 December 2012
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By matt & manna on 15 July 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I was afraid to watch this film as I did ot hear any good reviews, but bad: dull, long, twisted, bring ect. and every time I saw it on a rental- or store shelves, I always still wanted it... Anyway. I was really happy when it turned up on loveFilm!
It is a good film. Cute, fun, light, funny, pink, candy ect. and nothing like bad.
If you like romantic films and like to fly away from reality... This is you evening film with the girls or alone with a glass of wine :D Enjoy!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By john strongman on 6 Mar. 2014
Format: DVD
Well-I guess most people would agree Emily Blunt is very attractive and there were a couple of excellent Van Morrison songs to enjoy in the soundtrack and-well that's it! Overlong, no chemistry between the two leads, not funny, largely tedious, couldn't wait for it to end.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD
This is an interesting hit and miss romantic comedy aka "chick flick." Tom (Jason Segel) is a chef in San Francisco who is engaged to Violet (Emily Blunt) a Brit. They meet at a costume New Year Eves party and don't worry if you miss it, they replay it (definite chick flick giveaway).

In a role reversal, he gives up his career so she can do her doctorate studies at the University of Michigan for a couple of years. They put off getting married while Michigan turns Tom into Grizzly Adams. Meanwhile Susan (Alison Brie) who is Violet's sister gets married to the somewhat crude Alex (Chris Pratt) a friend and co-worker of Tom.

The humor moves from clever to awkward to bad. There is a doughnut metaphor that starts in the middle of the film, that has moments of cleverness. The extreme overreaction of the main characters due to minor difficulties is perhaps the downfall of the film. While the film needed to create conflict, it did so in an inane manner that was neither funny nor realistic. Emily Blunt gives us a good performance.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, male rear nudity (Jason Segel) Pale in comparison to "Bridesmaids."
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By S. Porter on 4 Aug. 2013
Format: DVD
I've have seen some bad films in the past & this one defiantly is in my top five (alone with Mr & Mrs Smith & My Super Ex Girlfriend)!!

I like both Emily Blunt after seeing her in films like 'The Young Victoria' & 'The Adjustment Bureau' & Jason Segel who i regularly watch in 'How I Met Your Mother' but their acting in this film was wooden - there was zero chemistry between the two - which made it hard to believe they were in love. As for the comedy - What Comedy?? The only part i found amusing was where Blunt & her on screen sister were doing the Elmo & Cookie Monster voices. I watched it to the end hoping it got better but sadly not!

I was expecting so much more from this film after seeing it advertised when it was in the cinema. If you don't want to waste 2 hours of you life - DO NOT BUY THIS FILM!!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kim Beazley on 20 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
very disappointed with plot and language, it was not even very funny.
Would not recommend it to anyone , and will be giving my copy to a charity shop.
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By Ms T TOP 100 REVIEWER on 18 Aug. 2015
Format: DVD
The good?

* Some well-known actors in this movie including Emily Blunt, and if you're a fan of American sitcoms you may also enjoy seeing Jason Segal (from How I Met Your Mother), Mindy Karling (from The Mindy Project), Chris Pratt (from Parks and Recreation as well as blockbuster movies like Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy) and Dakota Johnson (from Ben and Kate).

* Explores some interesting ideas about relationships, about what happens when a couple has different dreams and needs and what happens when couples compromise. It also explores the idea of how perfect your partner has to be in order to know that your partner is right for you, in the eyes of the film makers, which I thought was an interesting take on it. I found some of the more serious aspects of the movie about relationships to be quite relatable.

* Has some entertaining moments

* Satisfying ending

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The not so good?

* Overly wacky at times, sometimes in bad taste (eg. unnecessary gory moments that literally made one of my fellow film-viewers say they don't want to watch the rest of the movie).

* The movie does feel quite long - I watched it in 30 minute sections over a couple of days to make it easier to digest.

* Little chemistry between the main couple

* It tries to be funny but often misses the mark

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Overall?

It's a mediocre chick flick - certainly watchable if you're bored and have nothing better to do, but I'm not sure if it's too memorable, aside from some of the meant-to-be-funny-weird/gory-scenes which I found a bit disturbing. Hopefully I'll forget those scenes in time o_o. If you have an aversion to wacky humour in general this movie may be best avoided.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark B on 13 July 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
OK. So perhaps romantic films need to touch a nerve. It was a typically uplifting in a comedic / tragic way. You like the characters. That's a good start. Then it gets subjective. But if you've ever been in love, there will be lots to relate to. It hits on the feel-good formulae without selling out (entirely).

Screw Bridget Jones. Screw Four Weddings. This was a very good analysis of the problems with the modern relationship. Certainly from a bloke's perspective.

I loved it.
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