“The Five-Year Engagement” Movie Review

(Funny, Quiet, True Life)

Gotta say this movie was much better than I thought it was going to be.  The audience in the theater was small but vocal (turns out our friend Melanie and her friend were cheering, laughing, and interacting as much as we were…how funny).

Tom Solomon (Jason Segel) and Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt) are engaged to be married.  Problem is:  Life gets in the way…..multiple times.

First, Emily’s sister gets knocked up and another wedding has to take place.  Then Emily is accepted to a post-doc opportunity at the University of Michigan and she and Tom decided to hold off the wedding for two years.

Emily does well at Michigan and now the wedding is put off for three more years! Tom, in the meantime, is floundering in Michigan.

They finally decide to just get married and not wait any longer.  Geezzz, that took a long time! 🙂  BUT….Emily’s drunk boss decides to kiss Emily deeply (tongue and all) on the lips and Tom could not handle this. He then does the nasty with a coworker from the Deli.  Whooops.  Break up time.

BUT….do they get back together?  You will have to watch the movie to find out.

“The Five-Year Engagement” is not for kids.  F-words and sexual situations abound (for example, Tom is “raw” thanks to his new 23 year old girlfriend, hmmmm, lucky guy).  This is a surprisingly good movie. It is a very funny, low key, the writing is terrific, and the acting equally as good.  Jason Segel is a real talent (having also written and produced this movie…I think), and Emily Blunt is…well….WOW!

Go see it!  I doubt it will win the box office, but, it is really fun.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this movie (with 8 or nine other people, including Melanie and her friend)) at the Tracy, CA CineMark where our poster is STILL UP!  :-))))

Drive Safe!  Never Forget.


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