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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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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)

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$28,644,770 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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Violet had to be an English actress See more »

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During Tom's conversation with his parents at breakfast, Tom picks up his fork and in the next shot he picks it up again. His mom's drink also changes positions and levels throughout the meal. See more »

Quotes

Violet Barnes: He kissed me, Tom!
Tom Solomon: K, you know what? That is a cop out. That is not fair. Yes, he may have been the one who kissed you. But there is a reason that he felt like that was an option. You know that's the truth.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)
Written by Van Morrison
Performed by Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Enjoyable, Funny, some Dark humor, some parts dragged
6 April 2012 | by (Plano, TX) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable funny movie that portrayed the modern day conflict of a couple with two careers. Who gives up what and why and how willing are they to accept the true full meaning of the compromise. Several good points are made and good analogies used.

Humor works for both guys and gals.

Without spoiling anything, the element used to mark time is somewhat dark.

Be familiar with the song 'Cu cu ru cu cu Palamo'. It is sung very well in Spanish early in the course of the movie with no translation but is tone setting for the movie. Used again in the credits.

At just over 2 hours, this movie seemed to drag at some points and several scenes could have been edited down a wee bit. Don't need to see something for 30 seconds or 2 minutes when the point is made and understood in considerably less time.

I don't see any academy nods for this one nor would I have expected any for this genre of movie but it was an enjoyable movie for an evening.

My wife and son were there and enjoyed it as well.


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