The Five-Year Engagement Poster

Release Date: April 27th, 2012

DVD Release Date: September 4th, 2012

R|2 hr 4 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

Production Co: Apatow Productions, Stoller Global Solutions

Distributors: Universal Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Sometime around what I guessed to be the one-hour mark in The Five-Year Engagement, I checked my watch and honestly thought the battery had given out. Five years doesn't begin to tell the interminable tale. show more

  • It's not impossible to address grown-up issues of commitment, of responsibility, of love, and have some fun, and some profanity, while you're at it. show more

  • 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

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