This film tells the story of a couple who gets engaged one year after meeting in a New Year party. After the engagement, life get in the way and they repeatedly postpone their wedding plans, until they drift further apart.The story strangely reminds me of "This is 40". They are basically both films about ordinary people with their ordinary lives. They are both strangely captivating even without much drama or emotional poignancy, as viewers can easily relate to the characters' experiences. "The Five Year Engagement" tells a couple who have troubles that are very familiar to viewers, making them very real life. I see the transformation of Jason Segel and Chris Pratt along the film, and this provides a good contrast between the two characters. Emily Blunt is great as always. What is quite surprising to me is that the younger Dakota Johnson is almost unrecognisable compared to the woman in the "Fifty Shades" series. The ending moved me a lot. It is a strangely touching story even without the traditional touching elements, because it is close to the hearts of viewers.
In Los Angeles, the chef Tom Solomon (Jason Segel) meets the psychologist Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt) in a New Year's Eve party and they immediately fall in love with each other. One year later, Tom proposes Violet to get married and they schedule their wedding date. However, the application of Violet to the University of Michigan to a master's degree is accepted and Tom declines to the offer of his boss Chef Sally (Lauren Weedman) to be the chef of a famous restaurant that belongs to her. His best friend and assistant Alex Eilhauer (Chris Pratt), who is married with Violet's sister Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer (Alison Brie), accepts the position. They postpone the wedding and Tom and Violet move to Berkley for two years. While Violet befriends her Professor Winton Childs (Rhys Ifans) and colleagues, Tom has difficulties to find a job and work is a restaurants specialized in sandwiches. Two years later, when Tom is ready to return to Los Angeles, Violet is invited to be assistant professor in Michigan. What will happen to the couple?"The Five-Year Engagement" is a delightful romantic comedy with the lovely Emily Blunt in the lead role. The plot combines romance, drama, comedy and black humor in right doses and the only boring moment is when Chris Pratt sings – probably he is a better chef than singer. Jason Segel shows great chemistry with Emily Blunt and is easy to understand the relationship problems due to professional realization. The beauty of Dakota Johnson is amazing but her shallow relationship of her character with Tom is not well explored. One of the best moments is when Tom has lunch with his parents. My vote is seven.Title (Brazil): "Cinco Anos de Noivado" ("Five-Year Engagement")
2hr complete wastage . Horrible story and complete mess with characters.First 30min you will enjoy the sweet Emily Blunt and Jason Segel. But it comes to complete disappointment thereafter . This is one of the all time worst films I have ever seen.So go enjoy the beginning and end but be ready to take a 30-minute nap in the middle.It is extremely boring; "it's got Jason Segal in it" makes you watch it, hoping it gets good except it is so. It seemed to limp along, struggling to make a story out of what was pretty much no story, and only provided the odd chuckle earlier on in the film.Seriously, don't waste 2 hours of your evening on this.
I watched this movie, and at first found it rather dull. Then I realized that I was thinking about it with some pleasure. This movie gets many things right. The difficulties of a two-career couple ring true, particularly when one partner "trails" the other to a lesser job than he (in this case) could get on his own. I know a chef, and the difference between running a trendy restaurant and making sandwiches--no matter how revered the sandwich shop locally--is significant. Violet finds herself in a convincingly dead-end post-doc. The imposed misery of organizing a wedding these days makes one envy this couple's resolution to that problem. To be sure, there are a few problems. The film drags at the end. There is one scene (the "Choose your cookie" scene) that made me want to scream, though it was essential to the plot. In short, this is an enjoyable film, a little bit better than it was generally considered to be, and is worth watching.