Synopsis: When Tom and Violet get engaged, all their dreams of getting married in the Bay Area of San Francisco seem to be coming true. That is, until Violet gets a job at The University of Michigan and puts those dreams on hold. Undaunted, the couple puts the wedding on hold for the two years of Violet's job timeline. Two years, turns into four years and soon the couple wonders how many more bumps in the aisle its going to be before they reach the altar.
Andrew: Hello readers! May is just around the corner and that means the summer blockbusters are coming, but before they do Sarah and I were treated to a comedy we’ve been waiting for for some time now – The Five-Year Engagement, starring a personal favorite of ours, Jason Segel.
Sarah, I know you said the other day in our weekly preview that you were worried they gave away too many of the funny parts in the trailer. Now that we’ve seen the film, what do you think of those worries now?
Sarah: I will have to say, they did give a lot away in the previews. More than I would have like to have seen. Now, while it did give a lot away, it was a cute movie. It had good heart and a nice little love story. What did you think?
But you’re right, the script co-written by Jason Segel and director Nicholas Stoller had a lot of heart to it (and that’s not surprising considering how sweet Segel seems on Twitter).
I felt the relationship between Segel’s Tom and Emily Blunt’s Violet came off pretty genuine and realistic. The tough part of a movie like this is to portray the tough parts of the relationship, the parts that strain the characters’ relationship, and this one did it pretty well.
S: Yes, they portrayed the tough parts well and pretty true to real life. I actually think that it was nice to have a little reversal on typical men and women roles. Because it was Violet that they moved for, it changed the dynamics a little, and it was cool.
S: I would have to say it's a good way to kill a Saturday afternoon during a matinee. It was cute but you wouldn’t necessarily need to see it in theatres.
(Out of five)