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.” – George

Number of Times Seen – Twice (19 Aug 2012 and 5 Aug 2019)

Brief Synopsis – After a couple gets engaged, the paths of their lives turn in various directions which causes them to constantly postpone their nuptials.

My Take on it – This is a film that I saw not long after it came out and had fond memories of the way that the story was told.

The movie manages to stay fun from start to finish due largely to the cast which features some very talented actors.

The chemistry between Jason Segel and Emily Blunt is great and helps us believe their relationship.

The film has the perfect mix of humor and drama to allow us to feel the lighter side of life along with the poignant ones.

The way that they tell this story works really well because it allows us to feel comfortable with these characters as the story moves along,.

This helps us care more about what will happen to them as things unfold in directions that are both predictable but also unexpected.

The story is told in a realistic fashion that allows for us to understand and believe the course of things as the wedding keeps getting postponed throughout.

The story feels quiet realistic and that also helps the viewer feel a stronger connection to the plot and characters since it’s easy to believe that these characters are real people.

Loved seeing Chris Pratt in a supporting role especially since he was not a familiar face on screen at the time this was made.

Bottom Line – Really fun movie that works largely due to the chemistry of the cast and the way that they mix humorous moments with poignant ones. The story is told in a great way that helps keep things enjoyable throughout because it allows us to care about the characters and what will happen to them. The way that things move along works quite well and makes things feel very realistic which allows for the viewer to feel as if they know the characters on a personal level which helps make things stay relevant throughout. Love seeing Pratt in this film before he became a familiar face on screen. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – David Paymer signed onto the film as he wanted to work with Jason Segel and Judd Apatow. But he really wanted to work on it as he could return to Ann Arbor, Michigan where he’s an alumni of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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