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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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Grandpa Harold


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,610,060, 29 April 2012, Wide Release

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Zingerman's, the restaurant where Tom works after moving to Michigan, is a real delicatessen in Ann Arbor that first opened in 1982. See more »


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


Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer: This is supposed to be exciting. It's your wedding - you only get a few of these!
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Extremely funny, but dark and serious at times
4 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

This movie was surprisingly funny and definitely had a lot of the same humor as Bridesmaids did. If you enjoyed Bridesmaids, you will definitely enjoy this movie.

Basically, the movie was funny, yet serious, and very enjoyable to watch. Some of the humor is really unique and I wouldn't say there was anything in there that would make you roll your eyes or think "that's so cliché!" Some of the parts were truly laugh out loud and had the audience in tears.

Humor aside, the movie did seem to have a good message. It showed the problems sometimes couples face with relationships, and there are also some simple twists in there that keep the plot rolling. All in all, the movie is fun, will make you laugh, and is probably worth seeing.

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