Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller are Hollywood’s leading dynamic comedy duo right now. After collaborating on hits like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek, and The Muppets, hopes are very high for their latest comedy.
The Five-Year Engagement tells the story of a young couple who persistently postpone their wedding in order to meet their career goals. There’s a lot more to this story, but let’s not spoil the movie for you.
Segel and Stoller seem to have struck gold again with their fourth effort. This movie takes a different look at relationships and the sacrifices that are made in order to make them work.
Emily Blunt is hilarious with Segel and the rest of the cast. Her comedic timing really showcases her range in this movie. Alongside Blunt and Segel, their co-stars, Chris Pratt and Alison Brie really deliver the humour the script intended.
What drives the movie is the solid script from Segel, who has proved himself a talented comedic writer. The mix of off-beat gags and down to earth humour really draws in the audience to it’s modern look at relationships.
Bottom Line: Whether you’re on a date or single and looking for a laugh, you’ll find what you need with The Five-Year Engagement.
Runtime 124 minutes