• The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

The Five-Year Engagement

Release Date: April 27th, 2012

DVD Release Date: September 4th, 2012

R |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

On their one-year anniversary, sous chef Tom Solomon (Jason Segel) plans to surprise his girlfriend, Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt), with an engagement ring. The lovers do end up engaged, but the fact that the proposal does not go exactly as planned proves to be a harbinger of things to come. Each time they try to set a date, various obstacles stand in their way. As more and more time passes, Tom and Violet begin to wonder if perhaps their marriage is not meant to be.

Cast: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Rhys Ifans, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Mimi Kennedy, David Paymer, Jacki Weaver

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Genres: Romantic comedy , Comedy

Production Co: Apatow Productions, Stoller Global Solutions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: 2010s, Madcap, Charming, Hilarious, Best friend, Growing up, Love, Sacrifice, Marriage

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel's latest collaboration offers a more relatable rom-com scenario while generating laughs that should still satisfy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" fans. show more

  • 70
    Movieline

    The Five-Year Engagement is, for a movie in which a guy fakes an orgasm and (in a separate incident) stuffs a dead deer in his car's sunroof, very grown-up. show more

  • 80
    NPR

    Feels poignant and real in a way few raunch comedies are. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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