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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Too Long But Does Have Some Good Moments.

By Alon Patterson
This one could easily have been edited down to 1:40 without losing anything. It follows the basic romantic comedy formula almost verbatim, except for the comedy part. Admittedly, film comedy is a...

Five Years and not a minute longer . . .

By Calylily
I like Jason Segel and Emily Blunt but not together and not in this romcom. It just felt like a movie that was being told between two beer drinking buddies and written down between belches. Sorry,...

Smart and Funny

By thunderhound
This is an intelligently wrought film depicting the complexities and strains arising in relationships when individual career priorities clash. The film also celebrates cultural diversity in a...

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...

The Five-Year Engagement

By relivmom
This movie is not worth the time or money. Wait for it to be on tv. The F word is WAY over-used. It became ridiculous, seriously. Acting was ok, but the story line was really lacking. Very...

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....

Worth seeing

By zalmesana
Just got back and had read some other reveiws before going. I agree It was long and could have been shorter without losing anything. I think it was marketed to the wrong age group judging from the...

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...

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