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Film Review: The Five-Year Engagement
The hilarious team behind Bridesmaids are ready to whisk you down the aisle again with their latest romantic comedy, The Five-Year Engagement.
Starring gorgeous Emily Blunt (who has never looked so relaxed on-screen) and huggy bear Jason Segel, the simple plot-line is exactly as the title suggests: Tom and Violet get engaged but life keeps getting in the way of them actually tying the knot. All kinds of misadventures ensue, which lead them farther and farther away from their original plan. Meanwhile, everyone else's lives whizz right by them.
Some of the jokes are downright hilarious, and some scenes will leave you squirming with mock discomfort, like the montage of Tom's ex-girlfriends that the best man screens at the engagement party - could you imagine???
Chris Pratt steals the show as Tom's best mate, and Jacki Weaver is wonderfully cringe-worthy as Violet's stuffy British mum.
At two hours, the film is very long, which is a shame because there are some commendable performances and quality scenes. If the movie had been forty minutes shorter it would have been far more watchable. Still, it's a good laugh and makes for a fun night out with the girls. Enjoy it and be grateful that your own wedding wasn't quite so complicated (at least I hope not!).
The Five-Year Engagement is in cinemas now.
Starring: Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Jacki Weaver.
Click here to view the trailer.