THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT (2012)

 

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Starring: Jason Segal, Emily Blunt and Chris Platt
Rating: 15

I’ve never been a huge fan of films that you will most likely eventually forget and never recommend it to anyone, but I go to see them anyway. Why? Because they’re always a good laugh and you don’t expect to see them in 100 Greatest Movies. This film was one of them.

Tom Soloman (Jason Segal) and Violent Barnes (Emily Blunt) get engaged with good intentions of getting married within the year. As much as they want to get married, different circumstances, including Violet’s new job that means they have to move, keep arising, which causes them to prolong the date. In this time Violets sister Suzie (Alison Brie) and Tom’s best friend Alex (Chris Platt) get married and have a child. As Tom and Violet face more and more obstacles it looks like they might never get married after all.

I always claim not to be a fan of these types of film, but I must admit that I do watch them and I seem to enjoy them. Although they’re not the greatest blockbuster to the hit the screens, they always cheer me up. This film has a storyline that is although fairly predictable, there were a couple of bits I wasn’t expecting.

If you’re looking for something that’s easy to watch and has a few comical parts in, then go and see this. But do remember if you’re looking for a memorable, jaw dropping film, then don’t go see this.

Verdict: 3/5

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