The Five-Year Engagement
In an Apatow production Director Nicholas Stoller teams up with Jason Segel and writes the script for the romantic-comedy The Five-year Engagement. Jason Segel is a chef in San Francisco who meets a psychology student played by Emily Blunt at a super hero costume party and they soon fall in love. (I guess since I’m blind I would have to wear a Dare Devil costume to impress my wife if we met at a party) They are soon engaged but with babies being born to friends, grandparents passing away and a compromised move to Michigan forces their engagement to stretch on for years. Even though this film isn’t hilarious is has several funny scenes along with a couple serious moments. The chemistry was great between the two leads from the first 15 minutes to the last frame. Emily Blunt is a fresh new face but the script was just a little stale. Unfortunately romantic-comedies and animated films shouldn’t go much over an hour and a half but this movie stretches over 2 hours. (It seemed more like the 10 year engagement) I’m going to give this entertaining but over long comedy a C+ rating.
This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.