Now I wasn’t overly sure I was going to enjoy The Five Year Engagement. Tom (Jason Segel) proposes to his girlfriend, Violet (Emily Blunt), one year to the day after they met at a New Years Eve party, but as bad luck would have it the two go down a rather bumpy road and what was originally planned as a short engagement leads to Five Years!
The Five Year Engagement – Blazing Minds Film Review
The film is a romantic-comedy and one which could have possibly been a lot shorter than its 124min running time, what starts off to be something that has promise of being a hysterical comedy, start to slow down in to the second half of the film and becomes very series.
At this point in the film, you are now, no longer laughing at or with the characters, but you start to feel for them and the problems they are going through with their relationship, with the main characters struggling through their lives, very much like how they are with the film itself.
Although this isn’t a bad point for The Five Year Engagement, it all adds to the storyline of something wonderful going bad, but then bouncing back again.
There are some rather funny parts to the film, such as Emily and her sister, Suzie (Alison Brie) having a discussion/argument as Elmo and The Cookie Monster, which did have me in stitches, as did the scene with a play on words with Peony Roses, though the laughs are far and few between, The Five Year Engagement, still has the feeling of a Rom-Com.
I do have to mention that there are some rather rude scenes and some profanity, but make note, The Five Year Engagement does have a 15 certificate, you have been warned.
The Five Year Engagement (Red Band Trailer)
Overall Thoughts For The Five Year Engagement
If you like Rom-Coms and you enjoyed Bridemaids and Forgetting Sarah Marshell, then you’ll really enjoy the film, but it is a little long and there are several parts of the film that could have been left out to shorten and speed up the film. But overall it’s funny, serious and a great night out.
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