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The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

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One year after meeting, Tom proposes to his girlfriend, Violet, but unexpected events keep tripping them up as they look to walk down the aisle together.

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In San Francisco, after a year's relationship, Tom proposes to Violet; she accepts. She's an experimental psychologist, hoping for a post-doc at Cal. He's a sous chef who runs the kitchen when the chef is away. When Cal falls through and she gets an offer in Ann Arbor, Tom agrees to support the move, turning down a job as chef at a new restaurant. The move requires postponing the wedding. At Michigan, Violet is in her element, but Tom is underemployed and frustrated; he's Stoic for a while, but when two years in Michigan become four, Tom's frustrations boil over, and on the eve of yet another wedding date, they must make a choice. Is there any other alternative? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A comedy about the journey between popping the question and tying the knot.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eternamente comprometidos  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,610,060 (USA) (27 April 2012)

Gross:

$28,644,770 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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Trivia

The dress Violet wears at Suzy's wedding is the same dress that Suzy wears at Violet's impromptu wedding. See more »

Goofs

The morning after Tom and Violet's engagement party, Tom's hand is inconsistently holding to Violet's arm in succeeding sequences. See more »

Quotes

Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer: [Impression of Elmo] Elmo thinks you should do what you feel is right.
Violet Barnes: Well, I don't really know what I think is right. I think just, time will tell.
Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer: [Impression of Elmo] Elmo thinks time will tell.
Violet Barnes: Could you mind not doing that because you're repeating what I'm saying.
Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer: [Impression of Elmo] Elmo thinks you should shit or get off the pot.
Violet Barnes: [Impression of Cookie Monster] But me think that's a really rude thing to say, Elmo.
Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer: [Impression of Elmo] But Elmo says it's been almost five years! Almost five ...
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References Philadelphia (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Jing Jing Jing (Jingle Bells)
Performed by The United States Air Force Band
Courtesy of Altissimo! Recordings and Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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And It Could Have Been So Good
3 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Alas, this is another example of a movie with some possibility – it has a plot, decent casting and acting, some humor – but it still manages to leave the viewer, for the most part, having fallen into the pit of displeasure. Once again the writers have chosen to forgo sparkling dialog, or even intelligent dialog, in favor of the gratuitous foul language and blatant sex. Such a waste. Makes me wonder if today's screenwriters opt to cop out on creativity on purpose. Or - have they no imagination? Do they assume the theater audience has none? Trust me, a few things left to the imagination can be far sexier,and probably funnier and entertaining than the in-your-face stuff. And tossing the F word around like confetti at Mardi Gras is boring. Maybe this actually does indicate a severe lack of talent on the parts of the writers/producers. Or could it be that movies like this, that have their moments, but not enough of them, are produced for the soul purpose of making the good movies look even better. Just a thought.


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