Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Five Year Engagement (2012)



“The first important thing to remember about marriage is that it requires commitment. The second important thing to remember about marriage is that so does insanity.” 

            I wanted to see The Five Year Engagement when it came out in theaters and of course I never got around to seeing it then. I am not a fan of Jason Segal if I see him in anything I usually stay away from it because the man drives me up a wall. I only sat through it for Emily Blunt since I think she is an extremely talented actress. Blunt and Segal are a weird combination but somehow they worked and the movie was really cute.
            Tom (Segal) and Violet have been dating for a year when Tom proposes to her. They plan to get married in the near future but of course life gets in the way. Violet’s sister Suzie gets pregnant by Tom’s friend Alex and they get married. Violet is offered a job in Michigan at the college. Tom gives up his job as a chef. He thinks he can find a job out there but everyone laughs at him that he left a job in California and came out to Michigan.
            Their relationship begins to fall apart because Tom is working a crappy job at a sandwich shop and Violet’s job at the school is going very well.
            Typical romantic comedy the couple breaks up and dates other people but they still cannot get over each other. In the end after five years Violet and Tom wind up getting married.
            The cast is very good. Jason Segal still annoyed me I do not find him funny. He wrote the movie though and he did not do too bad he came up with a good story. Emily Blunt was wonderful. She really can do anything she is fabulous at drama and comedy. Alison Brie who played Suzie and Chris Pratt who played Alex almost stole the movie they were hilarious.
            The Five Year Engagement was a good movie. It dragged big time in the middle it could have been shorter. The movie is good to see at least once.