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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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Nicholas Stoller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Segel ... Tom Solomon
Emily Blunt ... Violet Barnes
Chris Pratt ... Alex Eilhauer
Alison Brie ... Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer
Lauren Weedman ... Chef Sally
Mimi Kennedy ... Carol Solomon
David Paymer ... Pete Solomon
Jacki Weaver ... Sylvia Dickerson-Barnes
Jim Piddock ... George Barnes
Adam Campbell ... Gideon
Eric Scott Cooper Eric Scott Cooper ... B&B Manager
Dakota Johnson ... Audrey
Jane Carr ... Grandma Katherine
Clement von Franckenstein ... Grandpa Baba
Michael Ensign ... Grandpa Harold

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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the opening engagement scene- in his speech Jason Segals character said that they can return it to Tiffany's if she doesn't like the ring, the engagement ring box is red -which looks identical to a Cartier box- which is a different jewelry store. See more »

Quotes

Taco Customer: You're a white guy. You make tacos like a Mexican.
Tom Solomon: Thanks.
Taco Customer: Give me a hug.
Tom Solomon: Really?
Taco Customer: Give me a hug, now!
Tom Solomon: Alright.
Taco Customer: [goes in for the hug] Mmm. You smell like a taco.
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Alternate Versions

An Extended Version which runs 7 minutes longer than the Theatrical Version, at 131 minutes was released with the Blu-ray releases in 2012. See more »

Connections

References Philadelphia (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Into The Mystic
Written by Van Morrison
Performed by The Swell Season (as Swell Season)
Courtesy of Overcoat Management/Recordings
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A superior kind of rom-com
30 June 2012 | by rogerdarlingtonSee all my reviews

In the wonderful French film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, there was "A Very Long Engagement". Here the British psychology major Violet (the totally lovely Emily Blunt) and American aspiring chef Tom (a likable, if rather flabby, Jason Segel) only spin out the path to nuptials for half a decade, but that's long enough for much romance and humour and not a little sadness and heartache.

From the same producer as the hit "Bridemaids" (Judd Apatrow), this is a superior kind of rom-com, distinguished by a good script and a wonderfully engaging (no pun intended) performance from Blunt, an actress who goes from strength to strength.

Some of the location shooting is the ever-familiar San Francisco but the rest is in the rarely used Michigan (which is part of the humour). Several scenes are laugh out loud, notably one where Violet and her sister have a tense conversation while adopting the voices of Cookie Monster and Elmo respectively (there is a reason).


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USA | Japan

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,610,060, 29 April 2012

Gross USA:

$28,835,528

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,169,363
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Runtime:

| (extended)

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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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