The Five-Year Engagement Synopsis
A comedy that charts the ups and downs of an engaged couple's relationship.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A lively, original, and scattershot-hilarious ramble of a Judd Apatow production.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Blunt has never been more relaxed, and she and Segel have a believably warm chemistry. It's also nice to find a romantic comedy with so...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
For the most part, The Five-Year Engagement has charm and emotion.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's not impossible to address grown-up issues of commitment, of responsibility, of love, and have some fun, and some profanity, while...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel's latest collaboration offers a more relatable rom-com scenario while generating laughs that should still...
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The Five-Year Engagement is, for a movie in which a guy fakes an orgasm and (in a separate incident) stuffs a dead deer in his car's...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Five-Year Engagement alternates between realistic scenes of couples bickering and broad character farce, and the two halves mesh uneasily.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Drags and sags at 124 minutes. Luckily, the movie never runs on sitcom empty. How could it, with a terrific cast.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The story starts out well, then becomes contrived and goes on too long.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Sometime around what I guessed to be the one-hour mark in The Five-Year Engagement, I checked my watch and honestly thought the battery had...
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Five Years To Forever Years

By TestSubjectA
It’s a dark romantic comedy that’s too long for it’s own good and that’s the truth. It could have been shortened down to the 6 month engagement and we would have gotten the same results. I really did...

So Fun

By sunsetsunrise
Loved this movie! Had just enough adult humor along with real life scenarios. It was a bit long but I thought the pace kept me interested and never got bored, Emily Blunt and Jason Segel had so much...


By shortcelticgirl
I was looking forward to this on Friday night, I like a good rom com. This movie unfortunately was not great. The tone was uneven, the pacing was bad and overall this movie just didnt do it for me....

Just watch the trailer - save the FIVE years!!

By ggcouv
It is back to the art house for us. Once again, Hollywood produces an interesting trailer, and then surrounds it with a boring, interminable, meandering story that no one cares about in the end....

A Funny Sweet But Sometimes Crude Romance

By ScarletRedLuciano
The Five Year Engagement was not my first choice for romantic comedies - but it certainly wasn't my last. The acting was great and the comedy was placed in there just right to form a light hearted...


By ddferris
I would give this movie three thumbs down if I had three thumbs. I can get interested in a yogurt commercial and lose track of time but I was bored to tears during this movie. Both my wife and I...

Didn't like it

By tregeta
Ok, the previews made it look like it was a cute comedy about an engaged couple who had to postpone their wedding over and over. But what surprised my fiance and I was how the movie was in-your-face...

The Five Year Engagement

By blondiewoof
This movie was awesome! It was the perfect mixture of comedy and romance. Everyone should go see this movie because it is worth paying for! I will definately buy the movie or go see it again in...

The five-year engagement

By normdonna950
Very Disappointing. You could feel the mechanics of the plot. Predictable obstacles getting in the way of the romance. Romance? No chemistry at all between Jason Seigel and Emily Blunt. Poorly...

Five Year Engagement

By spdriv
Decent movie. Some very funny scenes but not as graphic as the Bridesmaids film. Has a little for both the men and women to enjoy the film. I hope you like the actors that are on NBC television on...

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Rated R | For Sexual Content and Language Throughout
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Apatow-produced comedy mixes romance, adult humor.
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