One Sentence: Not as good as Forgetting Sarah Marshall but pretty damn close.
Release Date: 26-Apr-2012
Nudity: Man Butt
I feel like there hasn’t been a movie in ages that I was excited about writing a review for. I feel like I haven’t even seen any new movies. So I am glad this is my first one in a while. Bringing Jason Segel back to write another rated R comedy along with Nicholas Stoller seems like a good ideal all around. Forgetting Sarah Marshall was my favorite movie of that year when it came out and I just think that Jason has a knack for this type of writing, a good blend on romance, silly, adult humor that is going to connect with the audience in a very good way. The Five-Year Engagement does just that. Bringing together lovely little adult bits, with a great cast and some really sweet and trying moments about love and growth.
This movie really nails everything it needs to. You feel happy and warm when the couple does, you feel for them when things are a little harder. It all is put together very well, and there is an amazing cast of supporters that help carry this movie to one of the best romantic comedies I have seen since Sarah Marshall. Emily Blunt and Jason Segel are great, and work well together, but the supporting cast is mind blowingly great. They feel like an extended family in the movie and it makes you feel that way as well, you want to be part of their lives and want to know what is going to happen next. It all makes for a very funny, sweet movie that is a perfect date movie.
I would say run to the theater to see this movie this weekend if you are looking for a date movie, there has been a drought of them lately and this is a good balance for the women and men out there. This is an own on DVD type movie after you fall in love with it at the theater so I think you don’t want to wait to check this out. There is nothing that would make you need to see this in the theater, but I think the experience will be best on the big screen.