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The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  27 April 2012 (USA)
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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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Rated R for sexual content, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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27 April 2012 (USA)  »

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$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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One of the tacos that Tom sells is called the 'wolverine' taco. The Wolverine also happens to be the mascot of The University of Michigan, which Violet attends. 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 »

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Alex Eilhauer: I feel like I'm drinking out of Chewbacca's dick.
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The Courage To Carry On
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Not really a comedy
9 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This picture is being sold as a comedy...however it is more like a drama with some comedic elements...and those few comedic moments aren't really that funny. The movie examines with a cynical eye a relationship that the director wants to present as a real loving one. However, anyone in the audience can see that this relationship has problems. The female lead is an annoying selfish character while the male character is wimpy and feels sorry for himself.

The movie is extremely self indulgent...it was written by the director and by the star. I don't think they wanted to leave any scenes out. The movie meanders for over two hours. It could have easily been a 90 minute film.


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