Movie Review: The Five Year Engagement
Always love a good romantic comedy. And this week we review two of them. This time we go to a younger couple who doesn’t seem to get their things together in order to get married. There is always something that’s delaying the actual ceremony even though they live together and act as a married couple, even if the roles seem to be reversed. Tom and Violet, played by Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, are a couple that has been together for exactly a year. As they attend a new years eve party, Tom decides that Violet is the love of his life and proposes.
Tom is a sous chef at a restaurant in San Francisco, talented and destined for a great career. Violet is more of an academic and is looking for approval on her solicitation for post doctorate degree. As she gets her desired dream at Michigan State, they decide to move and delay their wedding plans for a couple of years at least after she finishes her studies. This of course brings unexpected problems to the table as Tom becomes increasingly unhappy as he cant find his own future in this cold town.
The movie itself is quite funny, as we might expect it to be. The thing that strikes me the most though is some of the smart teachings this movie gives you. There are some metaphors disguised as psychological experiments that might help some couples realize that the more you try to find your perfect match, you’ll find yourself getting rotten as you look for it. Many things to laugh about as well as many things to learn from in this smart romantic comedy that is sure to please many viewers. Jason Segel and Emily Blunt have good chemistry amd this helps this movie work wonders.
SCORE: 6.9 out of 10.0