The Five-Year Engagement

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  124 min.
Release Date: April 27, 2012
DVD: September 4, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 3.32
based on 272 votes and 93 reviews
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Cast: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Rhys Ifans, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Kevin Hart


A year after Tom Solomon (Jason Segel) and Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt) begin dating, he proposes. They start planning the wedding, but when Violet receives the opportunity to work at the the University of Michigan, she has to relocate for two years and they put off their marriage for the time being. Tom leaves his job as a sous chef to go with her, but in Michigan, he can only land a job in a deli while his best friend Alex (Chris Pratt) not only gets the promotion that should have been Tom's, but gets married.

When Violet is offered a promotion, meaning she'll need to stay at the university for a few more years, the wedding is put off again. The five-year period gives Tom and Violet time to question whether they are really meant to be married after all.

Director: Nicholas Stoller
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller, Rodney Rothman
Screenplay: Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller
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  • 3 stars "It was better then I expected it to be. A little funny, good story, but a little long."
  • 3 stars "funny and cute, but too long"
  • 4 stars "enjoyed it"